August 31, 2017
Making decisions isn’t easy — and researchers have shown that an increasing number of options in everything from toothpaste to auto shops is causing consumers to feel increasingly unhappy.
When it’s time to choose, say, ONE dentist in Maricopa for you and your family, you may feel overwhelmed in the face of a full list of internet search returns. But deciding on a new dental home really isn’t all that difficult when you know how to go about it.
While you’re selecting your new dentist, focus on four things: location, services, insurance/financing, and, yes, your gut instinct.
Location and Hours Are Key
One of the most significant barriers to receiving regular dental care is all in what is too easy to overlook: the practice’s hours and location. You’re a lot less likely to leave your busy schedule to have your smile checked out if you have to drive all the way across town to do so. And it’s difficult to fit the whole family’s schedule into limited office hours.
Many family dentists are open later and maybe even on Saturdays to help you get the care that you need at a time that is convenient for you. Starting here — with the location and hours — can help you make a great decision for you and your loved ones.
You and your loved ones have varying smile needs. For children, cavity prevention is crucial. Older adults may be more concerned with gum disease treatment or having missing teeth replaced. That’s why visiting a family dentist is important — they’ll offer a full list of general, restorative, and even cosmetic treatments to help ensure everyone in your family receives the quality services they need for continued oral health.
Dentistry At a Price You Can Afford
While you’re searching for a dentist, don’t forget to check out whether or not they accept your dental insurance (if you have it). If not, visiting a dentist who offers their own in-house savings plan can help you and your loved ones receive dental care at a price you won’t mind paying.
Your First Impression Counts
Before you visit the dentist for the first time, it’s worth it to swing by a take a tour of the facilities. While you do so, look for the following:
- Advanced technology
- A caring staff that welcomes you warmly
- Satisfied patients
- Clean facilities
Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have during this preliminary tour. The dental home that’s right for you will welcome you with open arms, and have plenty of time to answer whatever you wish to ask! After you’ve visited, trust your gut. If you felt completely relaxed and right at home, that’s a great sign you’ve found your new dentist!
About the Author
Dr. Ehfad M. Shah has been practicing comprehensive family dentistry in the Valley since 2001. Your friends and neighbors know they can trust him and his staff for high quality dentistry with a personalized, attentive touch. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, we invite you to contact us at (520) 494-7333.
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