Tips for Finding the Right Dentist for You

Very few people look at dental visits as a pleasant experience. Maybe the bad press surrounding procedures like root canals affects your feelings about dentistry. Or maybe you’ve had a bad experience with a dentist who just didn’t seem to care much about your comfort.

If you are looking for a Manhattan Beach family dentist and aren’t quite know where to start, here are a few of qualities to look for before you choose a dentist.

Even though a dental professional may be highly trained and educated, it’s important to remember that great dentistry is not just about training. A compassionate and understanding dentist develops a unique “bedside” manner based on years of practice, hours of continuing education, and the ability to listen and respond to your needs.

Experience Counts When Choosing a Dentist

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 who has years of experience and an impeccable track record with patient care.

You Have a Right to Ask Questions

The Manhattan Beach family dentist offers a wide range of dental treatments for your family’s convenience. This is an important area to explore, because you want to be sure that the treatments are available when you need them.

Don’t hesitate about asking these questions – dentists are highly-trained professionals, but 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 look for another dentist.

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 don’t hesitate to call us for more information!

Dr. Erick Gutierrez

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