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How to Choose a Dentist


There are many great dentists in Southern Illinois for you to choose from. With so many options, how can you choose? Here are some tips for choosing the right dentist from the dental care of Southern Illinois.


How to Choose

Tip #1: Set your priorities

Before choosing a dentist, you need to know what you want out of your dental care experience or what your must-haves are. Some things to consider in your priorities list are:


Proximity – Is the drive too far or just right? Is the drive convenient or will it be a struggle?

Personal Dental History – Do you have a dental condition or a suspected dental issue that needs attention? Try to find a dentist that specializes in that area.

Office Hours – Does the dentist have offices that will work with your schedule? 


Tip #2: Check the Reviews

Referrals are the foundation of finding a good dentist. You can learn a lot about a dental practice based on the reviews. Check online reviews and speak to your family and friends about who they use as their dental provider. Chances are, if they use someone they like, they’ll be more than happy to pass along the provider’s information.


Tip #3: Insurance and Payment Options

Making sure that the dental care provider that you choose accepts your insurance is incredibly important. Some providers will list their insurance options online, but you may have to call others to find out. Additionally, you should ask about payment options and price ranges for their procedures.


Tip #4: Schedule a Consultation

Still torn between a couple of dentists? Set up a consultation with each of your final options to see which is the best option for you.


Dental Care of Southern Illinois

Looking for a new dentist in Southern Illinois? Dr. Loughran of Tim Loughran Dentistry would love to be the dentist of your choice. Give us a call or schedule an appointment today!

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