If you live in New Jersey, perhaps in the West Orange, Essex County area, you may be looking for a dentist. You may be saying to yourself, “I need to find a dentist near me.” If you are looking for a West Orange dentist, we have a great one in mind.
Why Do I Need a Dentist?
There are many reasons why you may need a dentist. First, you need to go and see the dentist regularly to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. You can go a long way to making sure your teeth and gums are healthy by brushing and flossing. But only a dentist can check your teeth with an experts’ eye and make recommendations. He or she can tell you if you have a lot of tartar buildup. He or she can also tell if you have any signs of gum disease. This may not seem like a big deal. However, research has shown that gum disease can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and infections throughout the body. And, no one wants that.
How Should I Look for a Dentist?
Start by Asking Yourself Some Questions
Before you begin your search for a dentist, you need to ask yourself some questions. You need to make sure you find a dentist who will take your dental insurance — if you have dental insurance. Does your prospective new dentist have office hours that work for you? Is there an office close by your home or office?
More importantly, you need to know the dentist’s philosophy. First, if you’re afraid of the dentist, you may want to ask how he or she deals with nervous patients. Can he or she give you something to help you relax? Does the dentist believe in conducting surgery with as little pain as possible? How does your new dentist approach preventive dental care? What happens if you have an emergency after hours? All these questions are important to know before you decide on your dentist.
Check on Their Reviews
First, you need to make sure your prospective new dentist is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA). This is easy to check on the ADA’s website. The ADA is the ethical and regulatory arm for dentists. If the dentist you’re looking into isn’t a member of the ADA, you may want to look elsewhere.
After you make sure the dentist is a member of the ADA, you need to look at his or her reviews. His or her website may offer some. However, you also might want to look on other websites that give reviews for dentists and other professionals. Make sure you look at the negative reviews, as well as the positive reviews. Each review will have something to offer you and will provide you with information about the dentist.
Go for a Visit
When you have narrowed down your choices, you need to look at the office. Check and make sure the office is clean, and the equipment looks clean and modern. You will want to make sure the staff is friendly and answers your questions. Make sure the dentist and staff practice good health procedures and that they wear protective gloves and masks. This helps protect them (and you) from catching any diseases.
You need to make sure you get along well with the dentist as a person as well. If your personalities clash, you may want to continue looking. You’re going to allow the dentist inside your mouth for many years. Therefore, it’s important that you trust him or her.
Find the Best Dentist Now
If you’re looking for a new dentist, why not give us a call? We know we could be your best dentist yet. Contact Dr. Paul Feldman at Suburban Essex Dental, located in West Orange, NJ, in Essex County today! (Voted Top Dentist in the NJ Monthly for the past 7 years)