Our Tips On Choosing The Right General Dentist
March 09, 2017
Selecting the right dentist is the first step in achieving your dream smile. However, it’s important to note that, while every dentist is taught how to perform procedures related to general dentistry, it takes years of study, training, and experience to actually do them successfully. Your choice of dentist definitely affects the results you want to get!

So how do you choose the right general dentist? Here are some tips that you should keep in mind and consider when choosing your general dentist.
Ask For A Referral Don’t hesitate to ask for referrals from friends, family, colleagues, or even your previous dentists. Ask them if they have had experience in getting any general dental treatment and about their experience with the dentist. Alternatively, the Internet is full of resources to help you in your search. Try visiting websites such as Yelp or Mouth Healthy for reviews from other patients

Check if they’re a member of a dental association
Members of dental associations are constantly trained and educated on the latest trends in general dentistry. Dental associations also govern responsible and ethical dental practices. By choosing an accredited member, you can be sure that your dentist is experienced and keeps abreast of the best dental care options for you.

Our Premier dentists are affiliates of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Cosmetic Dental Association.

Make sure you are comfortable with the dentist
Be wary of a general dentist that refuses to answer your question or disclose information about your treatment. Transparency and communication goes a long way in building a good relationship with your dentist. After all, you’ll be meeting this person regularly so it’s best to feel comfortable with them at all times. If you don’t feel comfortable with your chosen dentist, trust your decision and find another.

Look for before-and-after photos
This is more important than you think. Your chosen general dentist has a good amount of before-and-after photos of their work. This is crucial to finding out if they can deliver the results you expect. You can check out our smile gallery to see the work we’ve done over the years.

Assess their office and equipment
During your consultation, do not forget to check your dentist’s office and equipment. Is the staff friendly? Does their equipment look new or well-kept? Does the office environment seem friendly? Asking these questions can help you evaluate if your general dentist is right for you.

Consider their location
It’s almost always better to choose a dentist near your home or work. This makes scheduling and consultations easier. Plus, you won’t be discouraged or feel too lazy to visit the dentist when they’re just a stone’s throw away from you!

For Wellington, Florida residents, Premier General Dentistry is conveniently located at: Wellington Reserve, 1037 State Road 7, Ste. 211.
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  • Wellington Reserve
    1037 State Road 7, Ste 211
    Wellington, FL. 33414
  • 561-839-1802
  • 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
    Closed on Saturday and Sunday
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