Advice on How to Choose the Right Dentist for You

Choosing the perfect dentist in Vancouver, Washington, can be a difficult task, but our Smiles Dental team is here to help you!

There are many different characteristics you should look for when searching for the best dentist, and some of those characteristics are:

-Personal comfort: Your comfort is the most important thing to consider. When you go into the office, make sure you feel comfortable talking to your dentist about symptoms, questions, and even dental anxiety. The more comfortable you feel in the dental chair, the better dental experience you’ll have.

-Professional qualifications: It’s best that you find a dentist who has professional qualifications that meet your standards. If you trust your dentist’s experience and knowledge, you won’t be afraid of the treatment you will receive when you go into the office. It’s also important to ask the team about the infection control policy they have at the office.

-Cost: Dental treatments can get pricey, so make sure your dentist accepts your dental insurance. It’s also beneficial to know the type of payment plan the team uses for treatments.

-Location and office hours: Make sure the location and office hours are convenient for you. It’s nice to be able to get off of work or leave your home at a decent time without having to worry about being late. It’s also beneficial to pick an office that is open during your free time.

-Emergency care: Emergency care is extremely important, so make sure your dentist offers emergency care when you think you’d need it the most. At the very least, make sure the dentist is reachable at any time, even at night or on the weekends.

If you would like more tips or if you would like to get to know our dentist, Dr. Sarah Barber, a little bit better, please feel free to call 360.553.3271 at your earliest convenience and talk to a member of our team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you would like to tour our facility. We are more than happy to help you!