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How to Pick a Dentist You’ll Keep for Life

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Choosing a dentist is an important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You need to find a dentist that you can trust will properly care for your health, and who is also part of a friendly and accommodating team. With this in mind, Dental Solutions has shared what to look for when choosing the very best dentist for you and your family.

  • Stay in-network. To get the best price for you dental care, it’s important you choose a dentist in your health plans network. Be sure to utilize your health plan’s online provider listings to narrow down your search right off the bat.
  • Are they close? It’s more reasonable to visit the dentist every six months if their office is conveniently close to your home, work or school. If you need to travel a long way, you’re more likely to put it off or cancel appointments.
  • Look at their hours. Make sure a dentist’s office is open when it’s convenient for you. Some practices are strictly open 9-5 during the workweek, while others offer extended evening hours certain nights of the week or weekend hours. If you choose one that requires you to alter your schedule dramatically, it’s less likely you will visit as often as you should.
  • Make sure they’re the right fit. If you or another member of your family have any special requirements, such as a particularly complex dental history, an ongoing oral health treatment plan, or accessibility needs like wheelchair access, make sure ahead of time that the dentist you choose can and will accommodate those needs.

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Regular visits to the dentist not only keep your teeth clean, but can prevent dental health conditions and more serious health conditions, so it’s important to pick a doctor you’re comfortable with. Don’t forget to check out Blue365’s exclusive deals on dental care.

This content is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.


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