Choosing A Family Dentist | 6 Important Things to Consider

by | Aug 7, 2020 | Resources

When choosing a family dentist there are a few things to consider. You must choose a dentist you can trust. One that makes visits to the dentist a positive experience for you and your family. 

The partnership you create with your family dentist can last a lifetime if you choose well. So, if you’re looking for a dentist to improve and maintain your family’s oral health, here are 6 things to consider. 

Experience Working with Children

It’s not enough for a dental practice to have a great kid’s corner in their waiting room and dentists that work with children. They need to enjoy treating children and have experience in working with them and treating their different needs.

It’s important for children to begin having good dental habits from a young age. Choosing a good family dentist will help you instil these habits and help your child develop great oral hygiene habits that can last a lifetime. 

At Beaches Dental Mona Vale, we welcome kids of all ages and ensure their visits are as comfortable, relaxed and positive as possible. From toddlers to preschoolers, pre-teens and teenagers, we have you covered.

A Gentle and Caring Approach

Your dentist’s approach will shape you and your family’s dental visits and experiences. So, it’s important that you investigate this before deciding on a new family dentist. 

A dentist that provides a gentle and caring approach can make your whole family feel welcome and comfortable. It can help decrease any dental anxiety, especially for the little ones. This factor alone can contribute significantly to you and your family’s oral health. 

A great idea is to shortlist a few family dental practices and visit them. Check out their waiting rooms, have a chat to their front desk staff and get a feel for the atmosphere they provide. 

Range of Treatment Options Available 

When choosing a family dentist, you need to look at the services they offer. 

General dentistry covers most of the basic treatments you will need. And most dental practices will offer this. But it’s important to ensure that the dentist you choose can help manage any additional dental needs that you  and your family may have.

You never know what may come up and the ability to treat, or when needed, refer for more complex treatment is very important. 

At Beaches Dental Mona Vale, we offer a wide range of treatment options, catering for all ages. Whether you’re looking to maintain great oral health or transform your smile, our experienced team can help you. 

Ability to Listen and Explain

Finding a dentist that will listen to your dental concerns and also thoroughly explain treatment options is key. 

Our Mona Vale dentists take the time to get to know our patients and understand the concerns they have with their oral health or their smile. We tailor treatment plans that are 100% suited to your needs and lifestyle. And all treatment options are explained to you in detail so you can decide with confidence. 

Various Options in Dental Technology and Techniques

Over the last 25 years, there have been many advancements in dental technologies and techniques. 

These advancements make assessing and diagnosing patients quicker and more comfortable than ever. When researching a new dentist for you and your family, it pays to tick this box. 

Our dental practice provides patients with options in different dental technologies and techniques available. This helps us develop a patient-specific treatment plan while giving the patient a range of options. 

Location and Accessibility 

High up on your list of priorities when choosing a family dentist should be location and accessibility. If your dentist is inconveniently located or not open at suitable hours, maintaining your family’s oral health will become more work than it should be.

Beaches Dental Mona Vale is in Mona Vale servicing patients across the Northern Beaches area. We are open every day of the week except for Sundays. 

Word of Mouth

In today’s digital world, online reviews are as much a trusted source of reference as personal references. If you’re looking for a new family dentist, check out their Google or Facebook reviews.

Other patient’s experiences will tell you a lot about the dental practice you’re considering. It can help provide you with the necessary context to choose your new family dentist. 

How Beaches Dental Mona Vale Can Help

We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality dental care and exceptional patient experiences. We provide a safe and comfortable environment and offer personalised treatment plans for patients of all ages. 

For any questions or to make an appointment, please contact our friendly front desk team. We’re more than happy to help and love welcoming new families to our practice.