How to Find a New Dentist

A good dentist is so important. If you have a good dentist, you are more likely to take care of your teeth and promptly address any problems that arise. Those who have dentists they like will often travel an hour or more just to keep going to that clinic. Sometimes, however, there is a need to find a new clinic. When you are faced with the challenge of finding new Charlotte dentists, use the following information to help you find the right clinic for you and your family:

  • Identify your needs.
  • Ask for recommendations.
  • Read reviews on the Internet.
  • Personally visit the clinic.

Identify Your Needs

Everyone has different needs when it comes to a dental clinic. Some people need flexible hours so that they can visit the dentist on the weekend. Others need a family dentist that is qualified to treat children. Still others have problem teeth and need a clinic that they can count on for emergencies. Whatever your needs are, identify them before you begin searching for a dentist. Make a list of questions that you can ask that will help you narrow down your search. The questions should be in-depth enough that by the time they are answered, you will feel confident in your choice.

Ask for Recommendations

After you have your needs identified, ask for some recommendations from your friends, neighbors, and coworkers. If you share a couple of things on your list, you can rule out many clinics without much effort.

Read Reviews on the Internet

The Internet is a great source of information about those in the medical industry. There are several websites such as or that provide reviews about different clinics. Take a few minutes to read the reviews. Read both the positive and negative comments and see if you see a theme developing. You might find that the main theme running through the negative comments is not a problem to you.

Visit the Clinic

When you have narrowed down your search to two or three Charlotte dentists visit the clinics personally. Talk to both the dentist and the staff. Take your list of questions and make sure they are answered to your satisfaction. From there, you are ready to choose a new dentist.

This is a guest post published on Geek Tales.