How to Choose a Dentist

Good oral care is a service everyone deserves. A qualified Pittsburgh dentist such as Dr. Babak Firouzi can ensure the health of your teeth, gums and overall oral health. It is important that you choose a dentist who meets you dental needs and goals.

Whether you would like to straighten a crooked smile, fix a misaligned bite, correct unevenly spaced teeth or fill a cavity, you want a qualified dental professional who you can trust.

How to Find a Qualified Dentist

When beginning your search for a dentist, here are some places to start:

  • Recommendations: Ask friends, neighbors and relatives about dentists they would recommend. Your doctor or pharmacist may also be able to suggest a dentist if you are new to the area.
  • State Dental Association: You can check with the Pennsylvania Dental Association, who can assist you with your search. 
  • Online: Look for dentists in your area, and then narrow down your search by looking for your desired area of specialization (neuromuscular dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, etc.). Review the qualifications, training and years of experience for each dentist and find one who best meets your needs.

The Initial Consultation

Once you have narrowed your list to several dentists, schedule an initial consultation to meet the dentist and discuss your dental goals. Look for someone who is patient, honest and thoroughly explains your treatment options. It is important to find someone you are comfortable working with, because if you feel intimidated unable to express your opinions, your oral health will suffer.

See if he or she is willing to provide helpful resources such as before and after photos and educational materials, so that you can make an informed decision.

While you are in the office, also make note of the facilities and the dental team. Was the staff polite and helpful? Were the office clean and the technology up-to-date? Also discuss the potential cost of your desired procedure, and ask about your financing options.

Why Choose Dr. Babak Firouzi?

Pittsburgh dentist Dr. Babak Firouzi is an experienced dentist in both cosmetic and neuromuscular procedures. He has extensive training and is a graduate from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Selecting an LVI-trained dentist ensures that you will receive the most up-to-date, quality dental work available.

If you live in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and are interested in improving your smile through cosmetic dentistry, please contact LVI-trained Pittsburgh dentist Dr. Babak Firouzi at the Center for Exceptional Dentistry today to arrange a complimentary consultation.

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