Choosing the best children's dentist

Choosing a dental practice that works for your entire family can seem like a daunting task. You want a practice who can be gentle and calming for your children, motivate your teen to practice the best oral health care, and treat your own dental issues with safe materials and provide beautiful results. It may seem impossible to find all of those traits in one practice or one person.

In fact, there are a few things to consider when selecting a dental practice for your family.
  • Do you like the dentist? Is he friendly and easy to speak with? Does he make you feel like a priority? Ideally, you and your children will enjoy your dental visits. A great dentist will remember you and your family, will be comfortable working with children, and be able to explain treatment and procedures both to adults and to children.
  • Is the staff friendly? From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, are you treated with friendly respect? Does it appear that the team works well together? Finding a practice where the staff treats each other well is a good indication that they will treat you and your family well also.
  • Is the office convenient? Hopefully you will be able to schedule many of your family's appointments at the same time. However, it will still be helpful if the office is located near your office, your home, or your children's school. Do they offer convenient appointment times and does the office run on time or do you spend hours in the waiting room? Your time is valuable and going to the dentist should never be a hassle.
  • Does the dentist get good results? Talk to current patients or go online to see testimonials.
  • Does the dentist care about the overall health of your children? Finding a dentist who can fill cavities and treat gum disease is nice. However, finding a dentist who can treat your dental problems while ensuring that the treatment never negatively impacts your overall health is even better.
Dr. Nikunj Raiyani has been working with adults and children for many years. The doctor and the entire team at Hanford Family Dental Center are committed to providing gentle and respectful care to their patients, no matter what their age. For more information about dental health care for the whole family, call our office today.

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