6 Signs You Should Start Looking for a New Dentist


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Are you satisfied with the dentist you have? Are you questioning some of the things he does? If so, look for these signs that indicate you should start looking for a new dentist.

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6 Signs You Should Start Looking for a New Dentist

  1. 1.  Unfortunately, not all dentists treat their patients with the proper care. Whether it’s laziness or apathy, your dentist may have qualities you don’t like.  To discover how these qualities are affecting you, watch out for the following signs:
  2. 2.  Fillings aren’t the only things you should be concerned about. If your crowns and bridges are also loose or even repeatedly falling off, you’re getting bad dentistry. Don’t waste your time there.
  3. 3.  If you’ve just had a root canal or implant and you experience pain, swelling, or bleeding for months afterward, your dentist is incompetent. Find a new one.
  4. 4.  If you ask questions about sterilization and your dentist answers vaguely or refuses to answer at all, that should be a big red flag to get out of there.
  5. 5.  If you notice your dentist rummaging around a drawer or fumbling with his glasses while he still has his protective gloves on, he doesn’t care about hygiene and that’s not okay.
  6. 6.  If your dentist goes years without taking x-rays of your mouth, he’s not seeing potential dangers. Find a dentist who will take an x-ray every year.
  7. 7.  If you ask your hygienist if she takes her family to the dentist she works for and says no, you shouldn’t go there either. Take your family elsewhere.
  8. 8.  When you go to the dentist, speak up. Don’t be afraid to ask blunt questions. The answers to those questions will reveal whether you’re in the right place.
  9. 9.  Ask friends for recommendations or read reviews online to find a dentist you know is capable and trustworthy.  If you live near Broomfield, CO, McBride Family Dental is an exceptional place to receive dental care. If you’re curious about them, visit mcbridefamilydental.com for more information.
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