Tips for Choosing the Right Dentist for Your Family’s Needs

Choosing the right dentist for the whole family can be a daunting choice – but it’s an important one. This is especially true if you have young children or family members with specific dental or orthodontic needs. The right dentist you choose will become a significant factor in your family’s overall dental health, so making the right choice matters. Here’s how to start your search.

Seek Out Recommendations from the Right Dentist

Word of mouth is everything. Talk to friends, family, and colleagues about their experiences and see if there’s anyone they’d recommend. You can also try local organizations, local Facebook groups, and online review sites to gauge who might be a good fit for your needs. If you have any specific needs or require certain accommodations, ask about those as well. At Optimal Dental we’re proud of the fact that many of our new patients come to us via referral from our existing patient network. 

Consider Your Family’s Needs

Think about what dental services your family needs now – and might need in the future. Is orthodontic work on the horizon? Implants or dentures? Cosmetic treatments? Do you have young children who need access to a pediatric dentist? Do you have specific language or communication needs? Is access to emergency dentistry options essential for family members who play sports? At Optimal Dental we offer a wide range of dental services in a welcoming, comfortable environment designed to make family members of every age feel at home. 

Consider Location and Availability

Location is a big plus when it comes to choosing the right dentist for your family. Consider dental practices near your home, work, school, or areas you regularly go to, such as a mall. A conveniently located practice can be a big win – although if you have specialized dental care needs, you may be willing to travel. Another factor to consider is the size of the clinic and the number of staff available. A smaller clinic may offer more personalized care but may be busier, with breaks in care if someone goes on leave. At Optimal Dental, we work hard to strike the perfect balance between strong patient relationships and staff availability.

See if They Take Your Insurance

Before booking that first consultation, ensure that your right dentist of choice accepts your insurance plan. You can usually find out if a clinic is “in-network” by calling your insurance provider or browsing their website. However, if you’re not sure, you’re welcome to call Optimal Dental to confirm that we take your insurance!

Make a Great Choice – Choose Optimal Dental

At Optimal Dental, we check all of the boxes for a family right dentist. With friendly, experienced staff, a variety of services, a convenient location, and many different types of insurance accepted, we’re here to keep you smiling!