Webster Groves Dental

These 3 Details Make the Difference between a Good Dentist and a Great Dentist

September 1, 2017
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Posted By: Dr. Matthew Wenzel
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As you research new dentists in your area, you may find that your final decision as to who is right for your family can be a tough one. Most dentists do a good job and want to make patients feel comfortable, satisfied, and healthy. After all, most people who go into the healthcare field, including dentists, genuinely want to help others.

It can be hard, especially if you truly value your oral health and appearance, to distinguish between the good dentists and the truly great ones without a deeper dive. 

In addition to feeling comfortable and satisfied with the work your dentist does, you should also see advanced technology, a sense of pride in their work, and a clean environment. Some personal factors are important, as well. Read below for a few tips on finding the best dentist in the 63119 zip code area.

Does Your Dentist Listen to You?

When your dentist talks to you, do they ask about your concerns? These may be health concerns, but it could also be something you might like to improve – like the color or shape of your teeth.

Your dentist should involve you in your appointment and listen carefully to what you have to say.

Is the Staff Consistent?

A great dentist will have a long-term staff. That’s not to say that people never retire, have babies, or move on, but you shouldn’t see dramatic turnover each time you walk in the door.

It is comforting to have the same familiar faces over the years.

Feel Respected and Valued with Your Webster Groves Dentist

If your dentist makes you feel rushed, is impersonal, or doesn’t value your time by making you wait endlessly for your appointment, it might be time to move on. Dentistry is different for everyone, and having a dentist who takes time with you will result in better overall care and an understanding of what you need to stay healthy.

We always welcome new patients at Webster Groves Dental. We hope to see your smile soon.

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