The American Dental Association offers some welcome advice for choosing a dentist.
We have already talked about how word of mouth is an important factor in how many people find a dentist. Here are some things you should look for in a dentist:
Location is always a factor when choosing a dentist. If you live in the Royal Oak, Michigan area, there are many options. While location plays an important role in convenience, many people are willing to drive a little farther for a better experience with their dentist.
Relationship is a strong factor. Your dentist should be approachable, and should make you feel comfortable when you are in the dentist chair. After all, your dentist will be working very close with you to help you achieve a high level of oral hygiene; you most certainly will want to have a good, professional, comfortable relationship with your dentist and the dental office staff.
Specialty is another important factor in choosing a dentist. Some dentists specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Others specialize in corrective dentistry such as braces. Depending on your need, you may select a local Royal Oak dentist who can solve your immediate concern. Bare in mind, however, that it is good to have a general dentist who can maintain your dental history and work with you to through the years.
If you are looking for a dentist, please come by and speak with me. I can address your interest in any of these critical areas, and will be happy to introduce you to Duffield Dentistry.
I look forward to meeting you.
-Dr. Lawrence Duffield, DDS