How to Choose a Dentist

When you are looking for a dentist in the Austin area, you may feel overwhelmed by your options. The most effective way to choose the best dentist for you is by doing some simple research, but first you’ll need to know what to look for.

When looking for a dentist, consider all of your dental needs. For example, you want to find someone who offers dental hygiene and teeth cleanings, but your smile is so much more than clean teeth and healthy gums. Selecting a dentist who offers a wide range of services is always ideal. This will enable you to see one dentist for your regular cleanings and examinations as well as for any other aesthetic or functional issue you may face.

When selecting a dentist, you want to make sure he or she can offer you both the general and cosmetic dentistry services you deserve, but offering solutions isn’t enough: the dentist has to be good at them, too.

You can begin gauging a dentist’s abilities by looking at the about our practice page on the dentist’s website. On this page should be information about the dentist’s office, treatment options, and perhaps even a bit about the dentist, though that may best be found on the meet our dentist page. On this page, look at your potential dentist’s educational background and years in practice. Pay close attention to the educational institutions at which the dentist received dental training. Some institutions, such as the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), are known the world over for their exceptional programs.

Education and years in practice are necessary, but so too are proven results. Take time to view your prospective dentist’s before and after gallery to get a visual example of what the dentist is capable of providing.

If you are pleased with the information you find on a dentist’s website, schedule an initial consultation with the office. If you are unhappy after your consultation, look for another dentist. You deserve to have complete confidence in your decision.

LVI-trained dentist John Schmid, DDS, has been serving the cosmetic and general dental needs of people in Austin for over a decade. His practice offers all the amenities of a larger office, but maintains the personal touch only a small dental practice can provide. Dr. Schmid utilizes the latest in dental technology to provide the safest and most effective treatments available, and will work with you on an individual basis to tailor your procedure to meet your exact needs.

Your initial consultation is free and can be used to provide you with additional information about our office and services, and to answer any questions you may have. If you are looking for a dentist in the Round Rock or Austin areas of Texas, please call Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry at 512-329-5967 to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist today.