How do I Choose the Best Dentist for Me?


Looking for a good dentist?

Choosing the right dentist is a really important decision for you and your family.

Can anyone recommend a good dentist for kids / children?

If you have children, your choice can shape their attitude towards going to the dentist for years to come. Most practices that offer NHS treatments like ours will offer “Child smile” care to offer specialist advice and treatment designed to ensure good dental health and awareness. Make sure you are happy with your dentist’s “chair-side” manner – remember, there’s nothing stopping you changing dentist at any point.

Can anyone recommend a good dentist for someone who is nervous about going to the dentist?

Personal recommendation is really useful but do make sure you compare like with like. If you have children, ask friends with kids. Similarly, if you or a family member is nervous about visits to the dentist maybe ask someone who feels the same. Nowadays you can also have a look at any online reviews and social media pages.

Are you looking for a dentist with a sedation service for nervous patients?

It makes sense to ensure that the practice you are considering offers all the services you want. Some will just offer basic or selective treatments whilst others offer a full range of specialist services such as the cosmetic dentistry and sedation for nervous patients that we have seen increased demand for.

The physical environment is important and modern new dental centres will usually have the latest equipment. A well designed spacious practice can still be friendly and welcoming and our younger patients love our kids’ playroom.

Are you looking for a dentist that opens on a Saturday?

Good dentists often have thousands of patients so check that there is a sufficient team of fully qualified dentists for the size of the practice. Customer care is important and the better practices will always try and meet your needs when you are making your appointment. It is also worth checking opening times - not all dentists open on a Saturday for instance.

Are you looking for a good dentist recommendation in Renfrewshire or Greater Glasgow?

Spend some time investigating the best options available to you and be prepared to travel a bit - patients come to us from across Renfrewshire, Greater Glasgow and even further afield!

If you have any queries about any areas of dental health visit us at Kilbarchan Dental Practice, call 01505 704969 or click where you’ll find lots more free tips and advice.