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How to Choose the Right Dentist

Looking for a new general dentist is about a lot more than just finding someone to clean your teeth. Dental health is an essential component to overall health and your dentist plays a significant role in keeping you healthy. Having a great dentist means you feel comfortable enough to maintain regular checkups, as well as call without hesitation in case of a dental emergency.

At our office in Huntsville, AL, we strive to treat you like family. We are confident you will feel right at home in the office of Jennifer Perkins, DDS. But in the meantime, learn more about how you can be sure you find the right dentist for you or your family.

How to Find A Dentist that Works for You

Thanks to the internet, it is easier than ever before to find the right dentist for you. A quick online search will yield plenty of results. There are numerous dental offices with social media profiles. Additional ways to find a dentist include:

  • The Find-A-Dentist feature on the ADA website
  • Your local dental society can provide a list of dentist’s names in your area
  • A trusted friend, relative, or coworker

When you first come across some offices to consider, you should take note of a few basics, including:

  • Where is the office located? Is it easy to get to from your home or work?
  • Do their office hour work for you?
  • If you have dental benefits, are they in your network?
  • Is the dentist a member of the American Dental Association (ADA)?

Your First Checkup with A New Dentist

Once you find a dentist that may be right for you, schedule a time to come in and meet with the dentist and their team. During your first visit to the dental office, you want to make note of whether the office is comfortable, welcoming, and clean.

You will also want to sit down with the dentist to discuss your dental history and to ask any questions you may have. At Dr. Perkins’s office, you can take as much time as you need to ask any questions and learn as much as you can about our practice.

If you have any concerns about going to the dentist or about your personal dental history, your initial visit to the dental office is the right time to bring them up. The right dentist will act as a trusted advisor and health advocate, to be sure you are getting the right care. If at any point you feel uncomfortable or that the dental office you are visiting is not right for you, you can walk away and look for a new one.

If you are ready to begin a new journey in dental health, contact Dr. Perksins today to schedule a consultation. Call 256-801-0002 or contact us online. You can meet with our team, ask any questions, and discuss any concerns you may have. We will give you a tour of our office and find out what we can do for you to ensure you feel comfortable while maintaining optimal oral health.

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