We moved to a new home about 500 miles away from our old place. It was obvious we couldn’t keep our old dentist so we needed to find a new dentist. When choosing a new dentist you don’t want to make a mistake since a good dentist if very important for the health of your teeth. We wanted a really good dentist since we had some very special issues to deal with. My husband had dentures since he was a kid and I was petrified of dentists from a nightmare of an experience with a dentist as a child. I was actually tortured by this dentist. Our new dentist had to be very loving.
We asked the new friends we made and found out what dentists they used. Then we went to one. He was ok but I wanted more. One of my husband’s students needed emergency treatment. When he got back to class he told my husband what a strange experience he had at the new dentist. The dentist massaged the child’s neck to get him to relax. That was the dentist for me so we started going to him. It turned out he was a health centered dentist that used holistic ways of dentistry and he was good.
When you pick a dentist you need to go to a dentist that specializes in your specific problem. I needed a holistic dentist for my fear of dentists. He worked with me and now I am not as afraid of dentists. A holistic dentist is gentle and finds out what you need.
A dentist that specializes in endodontics will help your roots if you are having trouble with the roots of your teeth.
Maxillofacial pathologist will help you if you have a disease in your mouth or a injury.
If you have children you may want to go to a Pediatric dentist since they specialize in working with children.
If you have a special problem you should pick a dentist that specializes in your problem. If a dentist does not know how to deal with your problem they will send you to a dentist that can. You want to get a dentist who is good at what ever is ailing you.
When you pick out a dentist you want a dentist who is interested in you and your mouth problems. A good dentist will take time to work on your dental problems instead of trying to work on patients in an assembly line fashion. You want a dentist who cares not one who wants to make a lot of money.
Don’t fall for fancy advertising from a dentist sometimes the best dentists are the ones with only a short line in the phone book without a fancy ad. Yet if you see an ad from a dentist that specializes in what your problem is you may want to check that dentist out.
A dentist that sells a lot of stuff on the side like vitamins may not be the best chose. They may just be interested in making money on the side.
For more information on picking out the dentist that is right for you go to http://www.ada.org/public/topics/tips.asp on the net. Or you can go to http://www.quackwatch.com/04ConsumerEducation/dentalchoose.html for more information on picking a dentist.