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What Makes a Great Family Dentist?

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Portrait of a family dentist at the office looking very happy with a family in the background and smiling.

A visit to the dentist is very important to the oral health of you and your family. It sets your family up for longer-term healthy smiles. Choosing the right family dentist also sets the tone for your children to feel comfortable about regular visits.

In this post, we are going to take a look at the attributes that the best family dentists should have. Our goal is to help you choose a great dentist for you and your family.

A good family dentist is someone who knows how to communicate effectively

Yes, having the right qualifications and training is of huge importance. However, that is not enough when it comes to using the services of a high-quality dentist. You need someone who is a good communicator.

The last thing you want is a dentist who uses heaps of technical jargon, which you do not understand. You’ll be able to look after your mouth, teeth, and gums better if you understand what the dentist is saying.

This is why good family dentists are able to communicate effectively to all members of the family. They break things down in a manner that is easy to understand. They can explain how to brush effectively, how to floss, and so on, enabling the entire family to maintain good oral health.

The best family dentists are caring and compassionate

Some people feel nervous about going to the dentist. We understand this, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that you feel at ease when you visit our office.

We do not take your anxiety for granted. All of our dentists, assistants, and staff are caring and compassionate. Young or old, whether you need a check-up or dental implants, we make sure that you feel comfortable and cared for.

From our kind and reassuring attitude to our openness and patience, we will make sure that your experience is a good one.

A good family dentist is someone who has the required qualifications, training, and experience

As touched upon earlier, it is a necessity that the dentist you choose has the right level of training and qualifications. They should also have plenty of experience in the industry as well.

When it comes to something as important as your dental health, you really cannot afford to take risks. You need someone you can rely on. You want to feel safe knowing that your dentist has all of the experience required to deal with any dental issue that you may face. Don’t simply assume that this is the case; find out about your dentist, their training, and their history in the industry.

Another good way to find out more about the dentist is to do a quick search online to see what other dental patients have said about the service they have received. Is the dentist reliable? Have they helped with dental issues the patient has experienced? But to be fair, don’t just read reviews, talk to the dentist too.

Lexington Family Smiles has built a great reputation in the industry. Reading the testimonials left by our patients will be helpful to you.

A good dentist is up-to-date with all of the latest technologies and advancements

The dental industry is one that is progressing all of the time. If you compare the dental treatments of ten years ago with the dental treatments of today, you will see that a lot of advancements have been made along the way.

The best family dentist is someone who fully ingrains themself in the industry and stays up-to-date with all of the latest technologies and innovations.

Advancements can also include the look and feel of the office and how patients are treated and made to feel comfortable.

You should find an aesthetics-oriented dentist in addition to being health-focused

Primarily, a dentist focuses on your oral health and what makes the most sense in terms of your health. However, the best dentists not only prioritize your health, but they think about the aesthetics of your teeth as well. After all, the appearance of your teeth can have a significant influence on your confidence.

If your teeth are yellow and stained, you may feel embarrassed, and this may cause you to keep your mouth shut in photos. You may even find that you’re always worrying about your teeth and what other people think about them. This is no way to live, is it?

This is why it is important to make sure you choose a family dentist who can help you to enhance the appearance of your teeth, as well as the health of your mouth.

Look for a family dentist who offers the complete range of dental services

Last but not least, you want a dentist to be able to assist you with any dental problem that you may be experiencing. From wisdom tooth removal to root canal treatment, your family dentist should be able to care for your needs. Lexington Family Smiles has the experience and technology to handle any dental need you may have.

It is also important to find a family dentist who offers emergency dental services. Sometimes the inconvenience of a dental emergency arises due to injury or an abscess and you need proper dental care. Lexington Family Smiles can treat your dental emergencies with confidence and care.

Contact us today for a family dentist you can rely on

If you are looking for a professional and reliable family dentist, please contact us to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions about our clinic or the services that we provide at Lexington Family Smiles, we are always more than happy to assist.