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Margate, Florida 33063

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How to Choose a New Dentist

How to Maintain Oral Health While Traveling

There are many reasons why you might be in the market for a new dentist. Possibly you are new to the area and need to find a dentist who is closer to your new home. Or perhaps your former dentist retired. Or possibly, you weren’t satisfied with the quality of service you received from your old dentist and you want to try someone new.


Whatever your reason, finding a new dentist doesn’t have to be difficult. While the easiest way is simply to do a Google search or look in the phone book for a dentist near you, these methods won’t tell you anything about the quality of care you will receive.


Here are some suggestions for a better way to find a new dentist.


Ask Around


Like anything else, word of mouth is one of the most effective and reliable ways to find a new dentist. Family, friends, neighbors, and even co-workers can tell you about their experiences with their dentist and make recommendations.


Another way is to get a referral from your former dentist. This is especially effective if your dentist is retiring or moving away. Likely, they already have another dentist they can suggest. This is often the smoothest way to change dentists because all of your dental records and history will probably already be sent to the new dental practice anyway.


Do Your Own Research


Another way is to check out multiple dentists in your area before settling on one. Make a list of the most popular dentists in your area, then call or visit their offices to find out about what insurance they take, how long it takes to get an appointment, and what kind of services they offer.


You might also do an informal poll of the people in their waiting room to see if they are satisfied with the quality of care they are receiving. Face to face interactions are better than dubious online reviews.


Once you have completed your research, you will find that McCosh Family Dentistry has one of the best reputations for dental care in South Florida. But see for yourself.


If you are looking for a new dentist, make an appointment today with McCosh Family Dentistry.

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