Are you looking for a dentist? What are some tips for choosing the right dentist?
Proximity and Availability
First, consider where you live. Ideally, you want a dentist who is nearby, such that you can get to their office quickly. It’s better to have a dentist within a 15 minute drive than one that’s an hour away from where you live.
Next, you want to consider their hours. Are they open and available at times that work for you? Do they offer emergency service if needed? If you have a tooth emergency,
Also, do you like your potential new dentist? Do they have a personality you can handle and like? They should be approachable and friendly enough that you feel free to share your concerns with them. Ideally, you want to make sure there’s open communication and conversations. They should explain what they want to do to your mouth so you understand what’s happening… and you should feel free to ask questions.
Of course, there’s always the issue of money. Are their fees affordable for you? If you have dental insurance, do they take it? Are they “in-network” and accept your insurance?
Finally, is their office modern with today’s technology or does it look like it hasn’t been updated since the 1980s? A lot of people, especially younger people, want to go to a dentist who is very up-to-date with technology and can make their experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Different dentists have different approaches– so it’s a good idea to actually visit a couple offices in your area and see what they look like and how they operate before you settle on “your dentist.”
In the Brockport area, you should come visit Brockport Dental! Our office is located at 1000 Transit Way, #200 in Brockport, NY. Call us at 585-636-0555 for directions or more information. Our office is open Mondays through Thursdays, and we have extended hours on Wednesdays for your convenience.
If you’re new to our office, you can fill out new patient forms online if you’d like to save time.