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How to Choose a Dentist

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Choosing a dentistChoosing a dentist can be stressful as well as highly challenging. In this day and age, many people rely on recommendations from family members and friends, online reviews, and thorough research. Here Atlanta Smiles & Wellness, a cosmetic and family dental practice in Atlanta, provides some tips to get you started.

Referrals

Generally, many dentists rely on word-of-mouth marketing to get new clients, and for good reason. Most people want to do business, even their medical- and health-related business, with people they know or with people their friends or family members know and trust. Asking for recommendations for a dentist from a family member or friend can provide reliable, first-hand information on dentists that can’t be described in an advertisement or through a listing.

Specializations

Some dentists specialize in certain dental diseases and/or procedures, and these specializations can often mean the dentist is highly experienced and knowledgeable in their chosen field of work. An expert in gum disease or dental cosmetics, for example, can usually offer a higher quality of care compared with a dentist that focuses on general dentistry. This isn’t always true, but this tip may be helpful if looking to undergo a specific dental treatment.

Atlanta Smiles & Wellness offers comprehensive dental care including cosmetic dental treatments to enhance the smile, as well as preventive gum disease care and restorative dentistry to improve oral health. Click here to learn more about our services and specialties.

Online Reviews

The Internet abounds with reviews on dentists in all specialties from around the world. Patient reviews, which can be easily accessed online, can provide further insight into how the dentist works and how satisfied past patients were with the treatment they received. Additionally, you’ll want to look for before and after galleries on a dentist’s website to see past patient outcomes.

Research

Thanks to the Internet, researching a dentist has become easier than ever before. In addition to asking for recommendations, finding a dentist with a specialization, and reading online reviews, patients can go a step further by researching the dentist’s credentials, years of experience, and education background. This information is helpful in choosing the most appropriate dentist for your needs.

Find a Dentist You Can Trust at Atlanta Smiles & Wellness

At Atlanta Smiles & Wellness, our mission is to help our patients manage, improve, and maintain a healthy smile. We know that oral health goes beyond mere aesthetics and can affect various aspects of your overall health. We focus on preventing certain health-related challenges where oral health is a contributor. To inquire about our many dental services, please call (404) 262-7733 to schedule an appointment today.