Tips for Finding the Right Dentist

In the past, it didn’t matter too much which dentist you chose. Now there are so many new options for services that finding a dentist who can handle all your needs may be a challenge.

At our Manhattan Beach dentist office, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with a wide array of services to fit the needs of just about any patient. But we understand that choosing a dentist is a personal thing. After all, you don’t want just anyone poking around in your mouth!

Care and Compassion is Important

A dentist may be highly trained and educated, but great dentistry is not just about training. Being a compassionate and understanding dentist develops through years of practice, hours of continuing education, and the ability to listen and respond to your needs. You have a right to expect nothing less!

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Don’t hesitate to ask questions! While dentists are highly-trained professionals, you have a right to know what to expect if you sign on as a patient. If you feel that the dentist is not being communicative or accommodating about answering your questions, you should probably keep looking!

One of the first things you should look at is the extent of practical experience the dentist has.

  • What are other patients saying about his or her treatment approach?
  • What kind of results did he or she achieve with a procedure similar to yours?
  • Can you be sure that you’ll get the same positive experience?

Many people overlook these questions, and although all dentists were rookies at one time, you’ll feel a lot more comfortable trusting your oral health to a professional like the Manhattan Beach dentist who has many years of experience and an impeccable track record with patient care.

Call Us for a Consultation

Now that you know the qualities to look for, you have the information you need to choose a dentist who meets your needs and can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and beautiful! We are always happy to answer your questions, so please don’t hesitate to call us for more information!

Dr. Erick Gutierrez

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