One of the most important, but most daunting tasks in life is to find new service providers - whether they be doctors, hair stylists, piano instructors, or dentists. While many people reach out to family and friends for recommendations for a quality dentist, others go to Google and simply type in the words “dentist near me” or "Indianapolis dentist" to find their future provider. From here you are directed to a long list of dental offices that are within your specific search criteria. That is where the fun begins.
While you sit at your computer or peruse through the long list of dental offices on your cell phone, how do you know which one to choose? How do you know if any of those listings will be a trustworthy dental practice to go to? How do you know that the dental cleaning, dental crown, or restorative dentistry will be done well and in a way that makes you feel comfortable?
To help guide you, Google provides multiple areas of information about these practices - address, phone number, location on a map, website, general information, specialties, and most importantly, their Google reviews. These reviews are where current or former patients can either recommend a dentist or recommend you to not go to a specific dentist, and why.
Typically, the more number of reviews an office has the better, especially if a high number of reviews still wields the dental practice a rating of 4-5 stars. While these reviews are not a full proof way to find a new dental care provider, it is a great place to start the search for optimal oral health!
While “Indianapolis dentist” and “dentist in Indianapolis” are a great way to get started in your dental search, it may not be the most efficient for you. If you made a small change and used the phrase “dentist near to me” instead, your search will become more localized and generate dental providers that are most convenient.
Here is why simply changing your wording to “dentists near me” is a much better phrase to use to find your new family dentist and Clarity Dentistry.
Just like in real estate, location is very important to finding a new family dentist. Choosing a dentist that is near, as opposed to that one across town, can lead to you saving a lot of time and a lot of trouble driving around. While nobody wants to be going to the dentist for more than their 6 month cleanings, dental treatments can require the patient to make multiple trips to the office.
For more complicated or time consuming procedures such as extensive restorative dentistry like multiple fillings, dental crowns, dental implants and especially orthodontics expect to make multiple trips to complete the dentistry.
Dentistry appointments such as extractions, dentures, dental implants and observations for infections are all appointments that can require follow up appointments for suture removal, observations, or to go over the next phase of treatment. Choosing an office close by will make these trips to the dentist more tolerable and save you time.
Another area that requires multiple trips to the dentist is orthodontics. Both traditional bracket braces and clear tray orthodontics (like Invisalign) require the patient to come into the office every 3-6 weeks for a quick appointment. These appointments can consist of impressions, placing brackets, changing bands, delivering new trays, removing brackets, and delivery of retainers (so you don’t have to go through the process again in a few years).
So, go ahead and make that cleaning for early afternoon and take the rest of the day off from work! Your secret is safe with us at Clarity Dentistry.