How to Choose a Dentist
Not all dentists are created equal. Different dentists specialize in
different disciplines…there are cosmetic dentists, which
includes cosmetic dentistry veneer
practices; there are general practioners; and there are those that specialize
in oral surgery. But the truth is that
some dentists just provide better service than others. Most people have reasonable
expectations in regards to their teeth.
Most want to have a perfect set of white teeth to enhance their overall
appearance and look pleasing to others.
When a dentist is needed, most people have a reasonable expectation for
the dentist that they choose. Most
would like that dentist to correct whatever is impairing their dental health,
as painless as possible, and with a pleasant disposition.
However, most people really do not have an effective
strategy in choosing that dentist.
Before hiring your next dentist consider speaking to family and friends about
their experiences with their current dentist. Personal references are always a good beginning in choosing
Consider also setting up a consultation with the potential
dentist to get a feel for the dentist’s dental knowledge and overall
style. Maybe even set up a simple
treatment to better get a feel for the dentist overall dentistry style and how the office is run. Even
though the treatment will be simple, you should be able to gauge the care and
effectiveness that the dentist exhibits.
That care should include how well they manage whatever pain you
experience, provide complete X-rays and use proper clothing like a mask and
Dr. Stephen Coates is a dentist with offices in Long beach
and Seal Beach areas. A
consultation with Dr. Coates will offer the best ways to address any dental
concerns you may have as well as provide suggestions to prevent any dental
Get the luster back in your smile and contact Dr. Coates for