A Five-Point Checklist For Hiring A Dentist

By: Wychwood Dental |

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Many people take excellent care of their teeth and gums at home and presume a dental check-up is not necessary, and usually wait for an emergency to schedule an appointment. However, this should not be the case. By visiting a dentist periodically, many problems can be detected at an early stage to prevent them from risking your overall oral health as well as avoiding potentially more expensive procedures down the road. Oral health care is a long-term investment, so maintaining a healthy relationship with your general or family dentist is critical.

When searching for a dentist, find one who is sensitive to your needs, eases you through treatment, uses the latest technology and maintains a sterile clinic. To simplify this process of looking for an oral health care specialist that meets your requirement, here is a five-point checklist you should keep in mind when hiring a dentist.

1. Accommodating.

When it comes to your oral health, the dentist-patient relationship is vital for continued long-term success. Do the dentist and team implement a philosophy that is similar to yours? At Wychwood Dental, we pride ourselves in making sure we present the patient with all the facts and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all treatment options. Then the patient, along with the dentist, can choose treatments that help them achieve their optimal oral health.

2. Reputation.

Google and Facebook reviews are a great way to learn more about a dentist and clinic. You can generate a feeling about the organization after some research. When searching for a good dentist and clinic, local neighbourhood groups on Facebook could also point you in the right direction.

3. Clean Clinic.

Friendly and responsive staff, together with a clean and modern clinic can make a visit more pleasant. A prospective patient should look for one that can be easily reached via phone or email and responds in a timely manner. You also want to feel welcome and comfortable in the clinic. At Wychwood Dental, we care about the appearance and cleanliness of our dental office. We also continuously use a Surgically Clean Air (add trademark) purifier to recycle and recirculate the air within our space.

4. Modern.

Look for a dental office that is state-of-the-art, using leading edge technology and treatment options. The digital age has brought significant advancements with diagnosing problems before they become bigger issues. Digital radiographs allow offices to reduce the amount of radiation exposure a patient is subjected to, making the chemical processing of films a faster process. Wychwood Dental utilizes digital radiographs as well as a digital intra-oral scanner. In most cases, we have eliminated the need for a traditional impression that was never comfortable. The digital impressions are now fast, neat and more accurate.

A potential patient should also make sure the dentist or team stays in touch with continuing education and training. Advancements in clinical and administrative techniques and procedures allow the dentist and team to update their skills to meet patients’ needs and expectations.

5. Convenience.

The convenience factor plays an important part when choosing the right dental office for you. Does the location suit your needs? Does the office have extended or weekend hours available? Wychwood Dental is located by the St. Clair West streetcar line and is walking distance from the St. Clair West subway station. There are ample on-street and free side street parking. We also offer evening and Saturday appointments.

If you are looking for cosmetic dentists and family dentists in Toronto, reach out to Wychwood Dental. We have over twenty-five years of experience rendering comprehensive dental solutions to families across the Greater Toronto Area. Our treatments include bonded filling, root canal therapy, dental implant restoration, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other dental services. We also provide flexible, same-day emergency dental appointments, regular dental check-ups, cleanings services and more.

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