How To Find A Great Family Dentist Near You

Looking for a new family dentist near you? Check out this short blog post from Cardinal Family Dentistry to learn some key tips and tricks that will help you search!


What to Look for in a Good Family Dentist

Before you search for a family dentist, you should know what you’re looking for. A family dentist is a professional who helps restore the oral health of people of all ages. That means both adults and children can all see the same dentist.

Apart from this key aspect, other factors can determine if a family dentist will be the right one for you:

  • Expertise: Family dentists are different from general dentists. They receive special training to address the specific dental needs of children, similar to pediatric dentists.
  • Behavior: You want a dentist you can feel comfortable working with and taking your children to. It’s important to assess how the family dentist treats its patients, how they communicate, and whether they feel safe at their practice.
  • Support: A family dentist should be your go-to for advice and tips on how to care for the oral health of the entire family. They should provide resources that help their patients educate themselves on their oral health.
  • Results: Last but not least, you should consider the quality of the family dentist’s work, including before and after pictures and online reviews that can help you understand how skilled a dentist is.


4 Steps to Finding a Great Family Dentist Near You

Now that you know the criteria to look for, here are four steps to take to find a great family dentist:

  1. Ask a family member or friend

Start your search by asking someone close to you for a recommendation. You can ask for their personal experience and ask all your questions to understand how the dentist operates.

  1. Look for local practices on Google

Use Google or another search engine to see family practices in your area. You should check out their websites and social media accounts to get a better picture of the family dentist, the types of services they offer, and if they have shared any photos of their work.

  1. Check out online reviews

Look for what other people say about the family dentist, even if the recommendation comes from a friend. This will help you gather more information about the practice and how the dentist handles negative patient situations.

  1. Meet with them

If you find a family dentist you like, be sure to see them for a short chat. Take this time to ask about their practice and see if they’re a good fit.

We also encourage you to meet with Sarah S. Barker, DDS, and discover how she can help you and your family have healthy and beautiful smiles.

Request a visit to Cardinal Family Dentistry online or call us at (919) 589-5001.

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