Posted by admin on April 30, 2013 in About Dentists
North York isn't the little village it used to be. Tens of thousands of people live there, many of whom operate small to medium sized businesses that serve the local community, like a North York clinic or a nail salon. Trying to choose between them can be an exercise in frustration, especially if you know little to nothing about each of the businesses and what makes them different from each other. For those of you out there who are trying to pick a North York dentist from a long list of possibilities, here are some of the things you should consider.
A dentist who is on your way to work or on your way to your children's school will be much easier to visit than one on the other side of town. Choosing a clinic near the places you regularly visit, such as home, school, work, grocery stores, and community centers will help ensure that you actually manage to wedge your family's dental appointments into your schedule.
Though most dentists will be in the same ballpark, saving even $20 on common services such as tooth cleaning, fluoride treatments, and fillings can add up, especially if you have a big family. Generally speaking the flashier the dentist's office and materials, the more you will be charged for services. Keeping things bare bones helps cut down on a dentist's overhead costs so he can pass the savings on to you.
Not everyone is looking for the same thing in a dentist. Some people just want a clinic that can provide basic cleanings and checkups with the occasional x-ray or filling while others need special help. Specialty services include after-hours emergency, sleep dentistry, cosmetic dentistry (for example crowns and tooth whitening), orthodontics, and dental surgery.
As with any business, you must trust them to do their jobs well and look after you. If your dentist or the office staff at the clinic make you feel uncomfortable or unwelcome, you're going to unconsciously avoid going there, which can be detrimental to your dental health in the long term.