Good dental care and hygiene is an important factor in maintaining good overall health. Regular visits to the dentist help support good dental hygiene and also help build a relationship with your doctor. Building this relationship is great for reducing or eliminating any fears or anxiety of visiting the dentist. But how do you find a good cosmetic dentist in Kalamazoo if you don’t regularly visit the dentist or if you have recently moved?
Finding good health practitioners is tough in general. And if you haven’t been able to establish a good relationship with a regular dentist, finding a good cosmetic dentist can be even harder. The good news is that Lindenwoods Dental has put together a list of items to help you in your search!
Tips for finding a good cosmetic dentist:
Ask your friends and relatives for referrals
If you have relatives and/or friends that live in the area, ask them if they have any recommendations. Chances are they’ve received some sort of cosmetic dental procedure in their lifetime, such as dental implants, veneers or similar. Even though they may not have received the same exact treatment you seek, they could still answer questions about the doctor, staff or technology. They can also give you some valuable insights into what to expect at their dentist and how they were treated. If you don’t have any relatives in the area, or recently moved to the area, ask your co-workers if they have any recommendations. Receiving a recommendation from a trusted source is always better than going in blind.
Research the dentists website & experience
If a business cares about their image, then their website should be a pretty good representation of their business. Take a look at the prospective dentist’s website and experience. Does the business look reputable based on their website? Do the images on the website give you a good impression? Does it list how long they’ve been in business? You can also look for their business on Healthgrades.com to see if they’ve been involved in a malpractice suit.
Look at their photos
Doctors should have photos of themselves, their staff and their office either on their website or on third party sites such as Google Maps. In order to view photos on Google Maps, you can Google the business and click “maps” within Google. Taking this action will also give you some reviews that previous patients have posted to Google. Take a look at these photos and reviews to see if their business looks reputable.
See what technology they offer
Again, taking a look at a doctor’s website should be able to tell you what kind of technology they use within their practice. Technologies such laser dentistry and 3D x-rays, amongst others, can help reduce both the invasiveness of a procedure, as well as healing times. Picking a dentist that is up-to-date with good technology can be very helpful.
Check out feedback from previous patients
Checking feedback from other patients involves reading reviews of a practice from third party websites. We all know that reviews on third party websites can be extremely tough to fake. Reviews and ratings can be looked at as votes of confidence for a dentist when positive. They can also be red flags for a practice when negative.
When it comes to dental care, you have choices. Make sure to do your research when looking for a cosmetic dentist in Kalamazoo. Be sure to check out multiple online outlets before making your choice. And if all else fails, give a call to our practice and talk with our staff. You can also ask questions on our contact page. Our friendly staff is here to help!