Whether you move, your dentist retires from practicing, or whatever the situation, choosing a new dentist is a decision that should be taken seriously. When you’re looking for a dentist, you’re looking for more than just someone to clean your teeth. Your dental health is a vital part of your overall health, and it’s important to put your health in the hands of a provider that you trust. When looking for a new dentist, it may seem difficult to find the right one for you and your family. Here are some tips from our team at New City Family Dental about what to look for in a potential new dental provider.


Do They Work With Your Lifestyle And Care Needs?


Since you will be going to see them fairly regularly, it’s important to evaluate whether or not your potential dentist can accommodate your specific needs. Do their office hours accommodate your schedule? Is it easy and convenient to make an appointment? Is it close or within drivable distance from your home? Do they accommodate your dental insurance? Do they accommodate individuals who do not speak english?  Do they have a fair policy on missed appointments? These are all questions that will help you determine whether or not your prospective dentist is able to accommodate your needs on a baseline level.


Is The Dentist Qualified?


You want to make sure that your dental provider is fully qualified and trained to be practicing and performing the necessary procedures of a general dentist. Where did they go to school? What type of anesthesia are they certified to administer? Their training, certifications, and degrees are important to take note of. Because they are the ones that will be caring for not only the oral health of you and your family, but also your overall health, it’s important to make sure you’re putting your health in good hands. At New City Family Dental, our team of doctors is fully qualified to serve you for a wide range of dental needs. Contact us today to learn more!


Will They Allow You To Visit The Office Before Deciding?


It’s a good idea to schedule a consultation with your prospective dentist. This will give you an indication of who they are, how they will accommodate your dental needs, tell you where they went to school and their qualifications, answer all of your questions, and allow you to get to know the dentist better. Having a dentist that you are comfortable with either for dropping in for a regular visit, or calling on for an emergency procedure, is a critical element in making sure you and your loved ones’ oral health is at its best. Don’t be afraid to come to your consultation with a list of questions and your dental records, so we can make sure all of your concerns are addressed.


At New City Family Dental, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry to all of our patients, making us a full-service dentist’s office. We strive to create a warm, comfortable, and welcoming environment for each and every patient we see. Our office is family friendly, too! We provide world-class, personalized care by leaders in the dental industry. We welcome questions and consultations! Call us today to get to know our team!