How to Choose the Right Dentist for You

At Family First Dental your smile is our top priority. When you visit the dentist, the primary goal for our patients is to help them maintain a healthy smile. Performing good dental hygiene is critical to achieving this goal, but also making sure that you are choosing the right dentist is very important.

Everyone is different, and everyone has different dental needs. The dentist you choose should provide a full range of services including annual teeth cleanings, dental x-rays, Invisalign options, teeth whitening, and more. Most importantly, when choosing the right dentist, your comfort level is key. You want someone you can trust with your oral health, which in return relates to your overall health, so, the dentist you choose should have your overall wellness in mind.

5 Tips for Choosing a Dentist

1. Know the dental insurance coverage you have.
Your dental health plan could determine your choice of dentist. Research how much coverage you get from your insurance plan.
2. Ask others for recommendations.
Ask your family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers what they like about their dentist and find which qualities fit your needs.
3. Factor in convenience.
Do you prefer a dentist that is near your workplace or your home? How flexible is the dentist office when scheduling or rescheduling an appointment?
4. Meet and discuss the dental procedures performed in-office.
When you have a list of potential dentists, call or visit several before making an appointment. Research which procedures are performed in-office and which are referred out.
5. Assess the appointment after a visit.
During your initial visit to the dentist, analyze the office to make sure it is clean, tidy, and organized. How courteous is the staff? Do they handle your medical and dental records with care?

Our dentists and staff at Family First Dental strive to make every dentist visit enjoyable. Having a team of skilled professionals, in not only 1 location but over 30, is incredibly beneficial for our customers. If you have any questions, call us at (402) 644-3177 or visit our website at


Posted on: Friday, September 15, 2017
Last modified on: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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