Finding a talented and trusted dentist might seem difficult, especially if you are nervous or anxious about dental care in general. The best dentist will make you feel calm and comfortable, offer a broad range of general, cosmetic and restorative services and use the latest technology to make treatment quicker and safer.
Dr. Darian Hampton of The Hamptons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in North Dallas understands the challenges of finding the right dentist, and has a few helpful tips for anyone who is on the search.
Clarify Your Goals
First, clarify what exactly you need from a dentist. Are your teeth healthy and you are in search of a general dentist for routine checkups and cleanings? Do you wish to improve certain aesthetic aspects of your teeth or smile? Have you been told you need a complex oral surgery procedure? Determining these specifics can help narrow down and guide your search.
Ask Around for Referrals
What’s more trustworthy than the opinion of your inner circle? Ask your friends, coworkers and neighbors for a referral to a great dentist. If you’re in need of a family dentist, ask your children’s friends’ parents, or the parents of their soccer or softball teammates. If you want to make over your smile, ask a friend who has an envy-inducing smile (which might be the work of a great cosmetic dentist!). If your mother has been raving for years about the dentist that placed her implants, ask for their name and office phone number.
Know What to Look for on a Dentist’s Website
Once you have a short list of referrals, spend some time on each dentist’s website. Familiarize yourself with the dentist’s biography and the services they offer. Peruse their patient photo gallery to see typical results and browse testimonials or reviews, looking for common themes.
Also, think about logistics. Check on the location and hours of the office to see if it’s convenient for you. Does the office accept your dental insurance plan? If not, are they contracted with a special dental financing company like CareCredit?
Schedule a Meet and Greet
Most dentists offer no-obligation consultations so you can meet him or her before making an appointment for treatment. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about the dentist and practice and, in turn, share your dental health history. Check in with yourself: do you feel welcomed and comfortable with the dentist and staff? Do you trust them with your care? Are all of your questions and concerns being addressed?
Meet Dr. Hampton
Dr. Hampton is one of the most sought-after dentists in North Dallas. Patients love his warm, approachable demeanor, wide range of services and advanced technology. Dr. Hampton is currently accepting new patients and would love to sit down with you to discuss your specific dental needs.
Please call or email The Hamptons Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to book an appointment with Dr. Hampton.