Whether your family is growing or you have moved into a new area, you will undoubtedly be looking for a dentist that can accommodate everyone.
While it can seem as easy as contacting the dentist located closest to your home, there are other factors you should consider when choosing a new team to oversee your family’s care. For instance, do all the dentists on your shortlist have experience with child dentistry? Do they have good reviews on Google?
If you have young children, you won’t want to make that biannual visit to the dentist more of a chore than it is, so does each frontrunning dentist have reviews that specify how good they are with younger children?
But what other steps can you take to ensure that you choose the perfect Coorparoo family dental practice?
OK, reviews have been mentioned before but rather than simply checking the surgeries home page, do a bit of detective work and look for independent reviews.
Many Coorparoo family dental surgeries only display their best reviews on their homepage and so, it is well worth checking around to make sure that all those 5-star reviews actually have a solid, independent basis.
Ask friends and family
If you are looking for a new Coorparoo family dental surgery, it can be easy to ask your friends who have children or family members that do too.
But if you have moved and are looking for a Corrparoo family dental surgery, it may be worth asking at your local doctors for a recommendation. Or, once again, take to the internet and ask on location-based forums for information about suitable dental practitioners. Remember, you want to make sure that your children have a good relationship with their dentist from the word go, otherwise, there may be long-term issues.
Check opening hours
OK, so you have a shortlist of surgeries that may be suitable- now what?
If you have a large family with older children and younger children, juggling their schedules and your own is going to be tricky. And so, here is where something as simple as opening hours can make all the difference in choosing a suitable dental practice.
Preferably, look for a surgery that offers weekend appointments or even late-evening ones, to make sure that everyone gets to see the dentist at the same time. This will make that 6-month check-up easy to book and will help you to keep track more easily.
And finally, before you book that first check-up, conduct interviews with each dental surgery.
Do they make you feel comfortable? Are the premises clean? Are they happy to answer your questions, or do they seem irritable?
Remember, you want to make sure that your children have a good experience with the dentist to prevent phobias and fears in the future, so be sure to bring them along and allow them to ask the dentist questions too. If you feel even slightly unhappy with their responses, move on to the next dental team.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.