5 Things to Look for in a Family Dentist

Reviewed by Dr. Sheema Samarrae

Looking for a new family dentist? Follow these tips below to find one that works best for your needs.

A Vast Array of Treatment Options

Not all dentists offer the same type of services. We recommend finding a clinic that offers more than just general dentistry. If you have kids or are planning to start a family in the near future, finding a family dentist who offers pediatric dentistry is a plus. A clinic that also offers orthodontics, cosmetic, restorative and holistic dentistry all under one roof will make your life a whole lot easier as your family’s needs change over time. 

Professional, Friendly Team

You should always feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit. So finding a family dentist who has a friendly, professional and kind team can make a big difference. If you or one of your kin experience dental phobia, you’ll want a clinic that offers specialized techniques and tools like sedation dentistry to help you relax and provide a more positive experience. 

A Schedule That Works for You

Before you choose a dentist, you’ll want to make sure that their schedule works with yours. If you work a 9-5 job, look for a clinic with extended hours and weekend availability so you won’t have to take any unnecessary time off of work for your appointments.  

A Solid Reputation

We all want a family dentist that we can trust with our dental health and our money. To ensure you’re choosing a professional, reliable dentist, check their testimonials first. You’ll want to see a 5-star from more than 50 patients. If there are negative reviews, find out what lead to the low ratings. If the service, atmosphere, and team are all highly rated and consistently praised – you’ve found yourself a keeper.  

Emergency Services

If you or your children have an emergency, you’ll want to know that you can see your dentist right away.  Check to make sure the clinic has off duty dentists that will remain on call when away from the office. That way you’ll know that you can get the care you need when you need it. 

Teal Umbrella is a full-service dental clinic that offers emergency services, extended weekday hours, and the most caring staff around. Our state-of-the-art facility features all of the latest tools and equipment and a welcoming, comfortable environment. You’ll find a slew of amenities to help put you at ease and convenient features such as an online booking option and even a YouTube channel to help you maintain your oral health after you leave our office! If you’re looking for a family dentist that you can trust, contact us today to set up a walkthrough to meet our team.

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