Cleanings, extractions, braces, whitening, cavities, it’s all the same, right? Wrong! When choosing a new dentist, or switching dentists, it’s not just about who accepts your insurance, who your neighbor swears by, or who has an amazing social media account. While all of those factors are important, it’s equally important to find a dentist who you trust with your oral and overall health. After all, the mouth is the gateway to the body, so your dental team has to be dedicated to your smile – and beyond! Here are our Top Four Factors to consider when choosing a dentist.
1) Reviews: What’s better than asking your friend, boss or parents who they trust with their smile? Finding out the feedback of hundreds of your local neighbors. Not only are the quality of online reviews important for doing your research about the office and the team, the quantity of reviews matter, too. It’s helpful to see what patients love about the practice, as well the practice’s feedback to all reviews. Feedback shows that the practice cares! Reading reviews is almost like interviewing patients and learning what they appreciate about the office, which gives you a good perspective of what you can expect. The helpfulness of the team, ease of booking appointments, comfortable experience and friendly doctors can all add up to make a great visit!
2) Technology: Dental technology has come, and continues to come, a long way. Not only does a practice that invests in the latest technology offer the patient the best dental treatment and procedures available, but also the best results. There is no reason to suffer with a temporary crown when you can get a permanent crown the same day. Same with goopy impressions. With digital scanners, which are used for digital wellness scans, Invisalign treatment, CEREC crowns, and more, there is no need to endure anything other than a comfortable two-minute scan. Not only do digital scans offer a more exact picture of a tooth or dental arch, they provide a better and more accurate result, removing the need for revisions. The best part is that not only does digital and advanced technology allow for same-day treatment, it also offers a permanent digital snapshot of the patient’s current smile, which saves the patient time and money.
3) Comprehensive Care: Time is valuable, and so is continuity of care. Not only does it require more time to be referred out to other dental offices in the event that you need a crown, root canal, implant, wisdom teeth removal, or Invisalign, there are also additional fees involved. On top of that, when treatment is being rendered at several offices, there leaves room for miscommunication! At the Spodak Dental Group, we pride ourselves on not only offering comprehensive care from a team of general and specialty dentists, but also transparency in care so that the patient not only is recommended treatment that is absolutely necessary, but also treatment that is performed in the exact timeline for which it was intended and from a team who has all the necessary information and feedback from all involved providers. The goal is to always provide our family of patients with exception and comprehensive care at each and every visit.
4) Dedication of Providers: There are a lot of recommendations your dental team can make to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime, but it’s important to place your oral health in a team that makes only necessary and needed recommendations. At the Spodak Dental Group, we believe that the best dentistry is no dentistry, and that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Our entire team of dental and hygiene professionals is committed to partnering with our patients to provide the best care possible, and looks at the entire oral picture to determine what is needed now to avoid any surprises in the future. Shifting teeth are easier to treat than broken teeth, not to mention less painful! Additionally, our doctors are always available after hours should a patient have a dental emergency or have questions about post-operative care.
It takes a team to keep your smile shining happy and healthy, and it’s important to pick a dental team that has your best interests at heart! Since 1976, the Spodak Dental Group team has proudly served the Delray Beach and South Florida community, providing the best comprehensive care from a team of dedicated and highly-trained professionals. If you are in need of a new dentist or considering switching dentists, we would love to welcome you to our practice. Please give us a call or schedule an appointment online today!