3 Factors You’d Be Wise to Consider When Choosing a New California Dentist
Whether you’ve just moved to Southern California or you can no longer see your previous dentist for any reason, if you’re on the lookout for a new dental office then you have some important things to consider. At California Dental Group, we believe in our exceptional services but we also want potential customers to consider all their options. These are the three things we recommend you think about before choosing a new California dentist.
- You level of anxiety
- The needs of your family
- The education, methods, and tools of the dentist
According to estimates, about 40 million people in the United States have some level of anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. This is such a huge and common issue that it’s reasonable to assume that any dentist you use is going to do everything possible to quell your fear. If you have fear of or anxiety about dentists, don’t just tell yourself you must ignore it. Instead, work with a dentist who can help.
At California Dental Group, we use several tools to help you feel more comfortable and to hopefully distract you from your anxiety while we help you with your dental needs. This could include a great view, a TV with headphones, music, or medication that helps you relax. The most important thing to do is to let your dentist know that you have anxiety. We can then work with you to find the best way to make you as comfortable as possible.
If you have a spouse, or children, or other members of your family who need to see the dentist then you’re likely to want to focus on finding a family dentist. There’s absolutely no reason to have three or four dentists for a single family. When you work with California Dental Group, you’ll have one central office you can visit. You’ll know your child’s dentist as well as your own – because they’ll be the same dentist.
Just make sure that you’re choosing a dentist that has experience with children. Make sure that they know how to help instill long-term positive oral health habits and that they know how to explain to kids what they’re doing. You’ll also want to look for a waiting room for the kids so that they have something to do while you’re seeing the dentist. This could be as simple as a few kid’s magazines or even a movie for the kids.
As is true of most industries in the medical field, the dental field is always changing. You’ll find dentists who find one way to do things, get comfortable with that method, and don’t see a reason to change it. We recommend choosing a dentist that isn’t stuck in their ways. You want a dental professional such as those you’ll find at California Dental Group who will stay on top of the latest methods, tools, and opportunities within the field of dentistry.