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How to Choose a Dentist for Your Child


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How to Choose a Dentist for Your Child

As a parent, ensuring that your child receives quality dental care from the start is essential. Choosing a dentist for your little one can be an exciting journey, but sometimes it can also feel overwhelming. After all, you want to ensure that your dentist is attentive and knowledgeable about children’s dentistry, so your child gets the best experience possible.

In this blog post, Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee of Local Dental San Antonio divulge factors that should be considered when choosing the right dentist for your kiddo!

Read Online Reviews

One of the most proactive things you can do when searching for a San Antonio children’s dentist is to read online reviews. Online reviews offer an unbiased glimpse at what other parents like you think about a dental practice. You can find reviews on Google, websites, and social media profiles.

But most importantly, make sure to read positive and negative reviews. While it’s easy to see the good in positive reviews, how a dental team responds to negative reviews says a lot about the business.

Once you see how they treat others, positively and negatively, you can capture a decent grasp of how they’ll treat you and your child.

Narrow Down the List by Considering Factors Such as Location, Hours of Operation, and Insurance Accepted

Of course, you can find the best children’s dentistry practices across the state. But, if the pediatric dentistry office you want your child to go to is hours away, only open during inconvenient times, and doesn’t accept your insurance, do you want to go there?

Consider logistics. Is this potential dental practice easily accessible? Do they offer extended hours? Are they open to your PPO plan?

Ensure that the Dental Practice is Kid-Friendly

To quote Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” With that said, does your children’s dentistry welcome children with open arms and help them feel comfortable (and even excited) to visit the dentist?

With so many choices, deciding on a dentist that matches your child’s personality and needs can be challenging. So, we suggest the following:

1.    Looking at their website first. When searching for a children’s dentist in San Antonio, look at their website first. Often, a dentist’s website is a direct reflection of their personality and the general vibe of the office.

2.    Look for décor that is uplifting and inviting. While some dental offices like decorating with vibrant colors and excessive décor, this can overwhelm some children in a clinical environment. Consider your child’s tastes and preferences.

3.    Find out how the dentist accommodates families. A trip to the dentist can feel like a walk in the park with play areas, entertainment in the treatment rooms, and prizes to celebrate a job well done.

Meet with a Kid-Friendly Dentist in San Antonio

It’s natural to want a children’s dentist who is reliable, trustworthy, and experienced—but finding just the right person with those qualities can sometimes feel like mission impossible! Whether you are looking for children’s dental care or need a family dentist comfortable working with young patients, Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee can ensure that your child gets proper dental care in a positive, soothing environment.
Book your child’s next dental appointment at Local Dental San Antonio by calling 210-686-1486 or scheduling an appointment online.