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Tips for Choosing a Dentist

Updated: May 2, 2019

It's something that everyone would love to have: a dentist who does great work, is pleasant to interact with, and better yet is in network with your insurance provider. With that available, even someone who dislikes going to the dentist would feel a lot more comfortable sitting in the chair.

However, finding these gems in the dental profession is doable. Because your oral health is so important to your overall health, finding a great dentist isn't an easy task, and the specialized work you may need maybe expensive, if you don’t have dental insurance. Luckily, finding affordable dental services in Cedar Hills, UT, is possible if you take the time to research things beforehand; here are a few things you need to keep in mind!

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Be Sure Your Schedules Match

So, you've found a wonderful dentist who is reasonably priced and makes you feel comfortable with the idea of getting your teeth treated. Everything seems great, and then reality strikes: you can't find your way in for an appointment at any of the times that their office offers. Typically, dental offices are open Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5pm and Friday’s 8 am- noon. Everyone varies so pay attention to office hours. If your schedules don't match up, there's no value to having that dentist. The right dentist for your needs will have hours that conveniently work for you to come in without having to move heaven and earth to alter your schedule. Do your research.

Can You See a Dentist without Insurance?

Yes, you are still welcome to any dental practice; however, it is up to you and the office to determine out of pocket expenses for your dental needs. Also, it might benefit you to research on other ways to find more affordable dental care.

If you do have insurance look into the plan to better understand what is covered and what is not covered. Your insurance company should have a customer service line to help answer any questions about your coverage. our dentist of choice should be able to help with that, as well. They should be able to run your plan against the services you need and provide an estimate of out of pocket expenses for the services.

Something else to consider, that most dental offices provide, is third party financing option called Care Credit. This option pays for the service needed with an option to pay it back.

Dentist working on patient’s teeth

Compare Prices

Once you've made sure things work with your schedule and insurance, that's when it's time to take a look at different costs for different procedures. It's a good idea to look at the procedures you think you're most likely to need so that you can compare it against your budget and ensure that it fits.

Remember, the best dentist for you is the one that you feel comfortable with that works with your bottom line. By giving yourself all the information, you need, you'll be able to find affordable dental services in Cedar Hills, UT, that help you and your family ward off bacteria and plaque and protect your teeth!

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