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What to Look for in a Dentist

What to look for in a Dental Care Provider

Whether you’re new to Boston or simply looking to find a new dentist, choosing a dental home can quickly become an overwhelming task. Be sure to consider the following when choosing a new dental home:

Qualifications

If you or a family member has a history of dental health problems or require advanced treatment, consider visiting a dental specialty practice or a general dentist that works closely with dental specialists within the office. At Arch Street Dental, we work with a network of dental specialists to provide the comprehensive care our patients deserve.

For routine dental visits, general dentists should provide thorough cleanings and tailored treatment plans to patients, explaining every step necessary to achieve good oral health. Additionally, a good general dentist will offer a range of routine cosmetic and restorative treatments ideal for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful between appointments. When choosing a general dentist, be sure to look for an experienced practitioner who is a member of reputable dental societies and who stays on top of advances in the dental field.

Available Treatments

While most patients may only visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings, others may be seeking more comprehensive changes to their smile. For patients looking to make cosmetic improvements, ask if your new dentist offers treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, composite fillings, or porcelain crowns. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it’s important to have a dentist who will recommend treatments that enhance the health and function as well as aesthetics of a patients’ smile.

Not all dentists offer the same treatments. While most will offer general services, patients will find dentists differ when it comes to brands, treatment techniques, and treatment philosophies. Choose a dentist whose is committed to working with you to find an effective treatment option that’s personalized to your smile.

Likewise, not all dentists see all patients. If you are planning on bringing your entire family in for dental care, you may want to ask the dentist whether young children can be treated in office.

Patient Comfort

For some patients, the idea of a dental visit can be overwhelming and stressful. For these individuals, it may be beneficial to choose a dentist that offers sedation dentistry or one who focuses on gentle dental care and takes time to explain procedures to patients.

Looking for a Dentist in Boston? Visit Arch Street Dental Today!

Located in the Downtown Financial district, our Boston dentist welcomes new patients to schedule an appointment today and learn more about how Arch Street Dental is committed to their smile. Call today!