Guide to choosing a dentist for young families

Choosing a dentist for young families can be a daunting task. You want to ensure that your children receive expert dental care, but you also want to find a dentist who is friendly and approachable. Here are some tips to help you choose the right dentist for your family.

Ask for recommendations
Ask friends, family, and coworkers for recommendations. They may have a dentist that they love and trust. You can also check online reviews to see what other patients have to say about the dentist to make an informed decision.

Check their credentials
Ensure that the dentist you choose is licensed and has the necessary qualifications and credentials to practise dentistry. You can usually find this information on their website or by contacting the Australian dental board.

Look for a family-oriented practice
Choose a dental practice that caters to families and children. They should have a welcoming atmosphere, a play area for kids, and staff that are experienced in working with children.

Consider location and hours
Choose a dentist that is conveniently located and has flexible hours. This will make it easier for you to schedule appointments around your busy family schedule.

Schedule a consultation
Before committing to a dentist, schedule a consultation to meet with them and their staff. This will give you an opportunity to ask questions and get a sense of their approach to dental care.

Evaluate their approach to preventative care
Look for a dentist who emphasises preventative care, including regular check-ups, cleanings and fluoride treatments. They should also educate you and your children on the importance of good oral hygiene practices.

Consider insurance and payment options
Ensure that the dentist you choose accepts your insurance plan or offers payment options that fit your budget.

At TLC Dental, our name tells a story of the tender, loving care that we treat each and every one of our patients with. We have been helping families receive the expert dental care they need for more than 28 years. Our approach to dentistry is a preventative one, and our hygienists will always ensure that your family leaves your appointment well-informed and up-to-date with practical oral care advice that can be implemented at home. Book an appointment with us today and let our friendly TLC dentists give you a reason to smile!