5 Things to Look for in a Dentist

5 Things to Look for in a Dentist

Choosing a dentist can be a tough task when there are so many options out there. There are a lot of things to consider when picking your next dentist and here are a few of the things we think you should know about before scheduling your next appointment.

Know Your Coverage

Before you make any phone calls you should know what type of dental coverage you have. Whether this is provided through an employer or you have a private dental policy you should know what type coverage you have. Even if you don’t have dental insurance there are other solutions out there. At Blackfoot Family Dentistry we offer an in-house program that allows individuals or families without dental coverage to get the right dental care without breaking the bank. With no deductibles or waiting times this could be a good solution for you and your family.

What Are Others Saying?

The second factor to consider when choosing a dentist is what others are saying. You can ask family and friends for recommendations to dentists and see what their experience has been. This is a critical part of the process because you can weed out a lot of options by just asking those around you. Another great resource is to get online and visit their website and read any reviews you may find on social media and other websites. This will give you a fresh perspective on choosing your next dentist.


The third thing to consider is how accessible is this dentist to you. You may be running to the dentist during a lunch break or right after lunch. Finding a dentist that you can get to in a timely manner and is easily accessible is a factor some people may not think about. Blackfoot Family Dentistry is conveniently located on Judicial Street in Blackfoot and offers plenty of parking and early hours to help those that work.

Get A Consultation

The fourth thing to consider doing is going into the office and having a consultation. This will give you an opportunity to meet the staff and meet your potential dentist. They can answer any questions or concerns you may have. During this consultation if everything feels right you can go ahead and schedule your appointment, or if things don’t work out at least you know it is not a good fit.


Lastly after you first appointment evaluate how it went. If you had a good experience, then you can pat yourself on the back for finding the right dentist for you! You have found someone you can trust and feel comfortable going to. Finding the right dentist is a tough but when you have the right one there is nothing like having the peace of mind. If you had a bad experience, then you can look for other options in your area. You are not tied down to your dentist and you shouldn’t feel that way. At Blackfoot Family Dentistry we want all of our patients to be excited to come back and see us. We take pride in creating a comfortable and inviting environment in our office.

We hope that this will help you choose your next dentist. If you are looking for a new dentist, we hope that you will give us a chance to earn your trust and your business. Give us a call for a consultation or to schedule your next appointment.


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