Finding a great dentist you can trust is like finding the right hairstylist or romantic partner: it may take some time, but it’s totally worth it. Dishonest dentists cost insurance companies $12.5 billion each year. And if you had unpleasant experiences in the dental chair as a child or younger adult, you need to find a dentist who understands your anxiety.
Fortunately, there are a lot of competent, caring dentists out there, and it’s possible to find one you’re comfortable with. Here are some tips on how to find the best dentist near you.
A good first step is to put the word out that you’re searching for a new dentist. Ask friends, family members, and colleagues who they go to for dental care and how they like their dentist. Post on Facebook that you’re looking for recommendations.
Even the highest reviews can’t beat recommendations from people that