Smile When Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist

posted by Chris Valentine

Does anyone truly like going to the dentist?

Okay, there may be those in the minority out there who will admit that visiting the dentist doesn’t scare them. In all likelihood, these are the same individuals that would enjoy a tax audit from the IRS.

Face it; there are not too many people that have a big smile on their face when it comes time to go see the dentist.

With that being the case, what if your visit to the dentist was made more enjoyable, perhaps through the idea that your teeth would be healthy and look better for years to come?

Close the Gaps on Bad Teeth

For many patients, the trip to the dentist’s would be made easier if they knew there was literally a fix available that could prevent them from having to come back over and over again.

When individuals have issues with their teeth (gingivitis, bad spacing, regular cavities etc.); it can seem like a never-ending revolving door of trips to the dentist’s office. Not only can the visits be frightening and sometimes downright painful, they can add up for your wallet or purse.

For those in search of cosmetic dentistry, sometimes the right cosmetic fixes are all one needs to get back on the track to having nice, healthy teeth.

So, what are some tips in finding the best cosmetic dentistry in Flagstaff (Arizona), or closer to where you live?

The tips include:

  • Research – The person you choose to do your cosmetic dentistry should be someone who has been in the business for a while now. Yes, newer cosmetic dentists may be just as talented, but having someone with a proven track record and positive results certainly works in your favor. Whether it is teeth whitening, dental implants, or a number of other such procedures, someone with experience can be the difference between doing a good job on your teeth and a great job. That someone with experience can also lessen any degrees of pain you may be feeling while in the chair, especially since your neck can be contorted at times etc. He or she will know from having worked on countless other patients over the years how to make you feel the most relaxed during a procedure ;
  • Personality – While your first and foremost reason to see a cosmetic dentist is in improving your teeth, you also want someone who has a personality to match their dental history. Given how nervous many patients can be when it comes to going to a dentist of any kind, the personality he or she offers not only leading up to a procedure, but once in the chair is critical. The patient needs to feel comfortable and like they made the right choice when it came to picking the right cosmetic dentist. You also want someone with a staff that makes you feel good before, during, and after any such procedure. If the customer service is second-to-none, you are more likely to recommend such dentists to your friends and family;
  • Pricing – Given no trip to any doctor’s office is generally free, what you pay for a visit to a cosmetic dentist will undoubtedly weigh some on your mind. As a result, it is important that you make sure you have the available finances for any and all procedures you are considering. Keep in mind that many insurance companies will not cover what they deem to be “cosmetic” procedures, so check ahead of time if that’s the case with your insurer. The last thing you want is a big bill that you did not expect to be coming your way. Lastly, consider doing procedures (if you require several of them to get the look and feel you ultimately want) over time and not all at once. By going this route, you can spread out the payments, not putting yourself in a financial hole.

Cosmetic dentistry has many things going for it, including all the happy people and their great smiles once the work has been completed.

If cosmetic dentistry has gotten your attention recently, shop around and find the best dentist available to put a smile back on your face moving forward.

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Justin Knox July 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Thank you for the help. I am about to start looking for a cosmetic dentist to help me with teeth whitening treatments. I like the emphasis that you put on the dentist’s personality. Can I get a feel for the personality best by going and meeting the dentist in person before I start treatments?

Jen Pack August 4, 2016 at 7:41 pm

I have had crooked tooth for years now, and I am always self conscious of them. I have finally decided that I want to visit a cosmetic dentist, so I appreciate this information on how to choose the right one for me. I like the tip you give of making sure that a potential cosmetic dentist not only is affordable and has the right credentials, but they should also be someone that has a personality I can mesh with. I imagine that if I can get along with them, it will be much easier to trust them and be comfortable with the procedures. I think it would also be a good idea if I could find someone that has great reviews.

Kendall Ryder August 30, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Researching is a smart idea. That way, you can get a few different options of dentists. The, you can choose the one that is going to be best for you. You can also find the best price, and the best quality by looking around. It is not a good idea to settle for the first dentist you see!

Rosie Gaudet October 11, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Researching is the best option before choosing a dentist! You can read online reviews, visit the office, meet with the dentist and staff, and so on. Doing that will hopefully help you to find the best dentist near you. If you don’t do your research, you could end up with a dentist you don’t like.

Brian October 13, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Researching the right dentist is extremely important and knowing what services you need will make that process easier. Thanks for sharing your advice!

Cindy Tesler November 12, 2016 at 10:20 pm

I agree that the dentist you choose to do your cosmetic dentistry on should have years of experience under their belt. You also mention choosing a dentist that has the right personality so that you feel comfortable and confident in their abilities. I think it’s important to choose a dentist that also has a lobby that is “kid-friendly” so that when you get your teeth cleaned, your children can have a good experience at the dentist as well.

Frank Brinkman November 14, 2016 at 3:50 pm

I do believe that doing research is the best tip in finding the best cosmetic dentistry. There are a lot of professionals that do cosmetic dentistry but you should only pick the one who has a lot of experience in doing this service. Also, keep in mind the price of service that the professional is offering you. Choose something that fits your budget but not sacrificing the quality of service.

John February 23, 2017 at 6:59 pm

I think the article makes a good point about how you ought to research experience when choosing a cosmetic dentistry to visit. In addition to giving you insight about a dentist’s abilities, I think it would give you a good opportunity to view testimonials from previous clients. I know I’d feel more comfortable about visiting a cosmetic dentistry that has a long history of providing satisfactory cosmetic services to clients.

Annika Larsona April 3, 2017 at 11:54 pm

My husband is looking at having some work done on his teeth to improve his smile. He has a large gap between his front teeth, so we will definitely need the advice of a professional cosmetic dentist to see what treatment they suggest. As you explained, it will be important for us to find someone with a personality we can feel comfortable around. Thanks for sharing!

Leviticus Bennett April 26, 2017 at 5:41 pm

I like your tip to find a dentist with a good personality that you feel comfortable around, even during procedure. It’s also a good idea to do some online research and look for reviews and testimonials. I recommend reading both positive and negative reviews to avoid bias.

Gloria Durst May 31, 2017 at 6:24 pm

I like ho you say that you would want to consider a cosmetic dentist’s history before you choose them. It would seem smart to consider their track record and see what kind of work they have done in the past. My sister wants to get her teeth whitened for our brother’s wedding so she’ll have to do what you say and find someone who has an experienced history to help her out.

Kylie Dotts June 9, 2017 at 10:00 pm

I like how you said that you should look for a cosmetic dentist who has experience. I think having a nice clean smile says a lot about a person and making sure that you are satisfied with how your smile looks is important. I have really been wanting to brighten my smile up a bit before my family goes to take family photos so it’s helpful to know that I may need to look for an experienced dentist who really knows what they’re doing when it comes to dentistry.

Alice Jones June 12, 2017 at 3:25 pm

My mother asked me to look online for a cosmetic dentist who can give her a teeth whitening, so I’m looking online for some tips. I appreciate how your first tip was taking time to research cosmetic dentists. It feels great to know that I’m heading in the right direction since I’m researching online already.

Brayden Brade September 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm

That’s great to know that a more experienced dentist can help with comfort, even as it pertains to neck positioning. I just moved to a new area and am looking for a dentist. I’ll definitely employ this advice!

Sariah November 13, 2017 at 4:35 am

I’m thinking of visiting a cosmetic dentist to improve my smile as my teeth are stained due to drinking coffee. Since this will be my first time on having my teeth improved, I really appreciate your tip on finding a dentist who will make me comfortable and good before, during, and after any procedure. I’ll definitely keep this in mind so as to get the best out of the experience, and even recommend the dentist to my family and friends!

Derek dewitt November 14, 2017 at 2:11 pm

My wife and I are looking for a new dentist to start visiting in our new town, so this article was really helpful. I like that you suggest finding a dentist who is experienced and lessens your pain during procedures. I want the operations to be as comfortable as possible, so I’ll be sure to ask how long they’ve been practicing.

Jaque Christo November 28, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Thank you for the tips on choosing the right cosmetic dentist. I like the tip to do your research before choosing a dentist. You want to get referrals and hear patient testimonials, maybe even see before and after pictures. I’ll pass this on to a friend who is currently looking for a cosmetic dentist.

Ashley Turns December 5, 2017 at 2:35 am

I like your point to find a cosmetic dentist that has a personality that will make you feel comfortable when you’re getting that procedure. I am planning on having my teeth whitened before we do holiday photos and I am wondering how to find the best service to use. I will definitely make sure that the cosmetic dentist I use has a personality that makes me feel more comfortable while I get my teeth whitened.

Nigel Farage February 12, 2018 at 3:49 am

When it came down to finding my cosmetic dentist in Granville, Ohio I trusted in Google. I found tons and tons of reviews right from the customers and it didn’t take me long to pick my dentist. Best of all, couldn’t agree with the reviews more, my smile looks AMAZING!

Arthur DeMarco February 27, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Great tips, I especially agree with the second one, personality. As someone who often feels a little squeamish in the dentist chair, the dentists that I’ve had that have made me laugh and relax have been invaluable. I’m a lot more likely to give my business to someone who I can connect with. Pricing is also important, but one way or another a trip to the dentist is going to be expensive, so finding someone who will openly communicate with you about the costs is the best advice I could give.

Callum Palmer March 1, 2018 at 11:55 pm

Not many readers would think about personality when choosing a cosmetic dentist so it is great that you brought it up. After all, a cosmetic dentist is still a dentist, so there may be some lingering nervousness about going to them for help. Your cosmetic dentist should be able to very easily put you at ease over what treatments will have to be done.

Derek Dewitt May 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm

My wife and I just moved to a new town, so we are looking for a new dentist to start visiting. I like your point about choosing a dentist that has a good track record and lots of experience. We’ll be sure to ask about the staff’s training so we know we are getting the best treatment possible.


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