6 Tips For Finding The Perfect Dentist


Finding the right dentist for you can be particularly difficult, especially when you move to a new area or you have a fear of the dentist. Of course it really does not need to be difficult and with some of the following considerations you can make an informed decision about what the best dentist for you is, so read on to find out more.

Find one

The first challenge is narrowing down a list of dentists that you could go to, because it is important to prevent any serious tooth problems. The best way to get an unbiased opinion about a good dentist is to ask the people that are closest to you: your family and friends. It is much more likely that they will give you an opinion that isn’t backed by financial gain. Alternatively you can search the internet for dentists in your local area and this will assist you to make a good list of potential candidates.

Meet prospective dentists

Simply making an appointment for any dentist is unwise, therefore it is a great idea to actually go and meet a prospective dentist and get a feel for them. If you like them you are much more likely to be comfortable trusting them with your oral health.

Ask questions

When you do meet your dentist it is important to ask any questions that you have. Some good examples of this are things like asking whether the dentist has experience with children (particularly if you have children) and their level of experience. Asking the right questions early on is the best bet and makes for a safer trial and error experience.


Your dentist should be close to where you live or work and it should not be too inconvenient to reach. Remember that it should suit you and not the other way around. Of course a really great dentist may warrant a little bit of travel time, but this should not interrupt your life.

Opening hours

Any good dentistry (for you) has some sort of flexibility and should be able to accommodate you depending on your schedule. A dentist with good opening hours will mean that you don’t need to go to a lot of trouble to simply attend an appointment.


We talked already about the location and opening hours of a good dentist, but what about the services that they offer. Ideally you only want to go to one physical place and also have all of your dental records in the same place. Services to look for are things like an orthodontist, hygienist and others.

About the Dentist

Cliftonville Dental is one of the few dentists open on weekend in Northampton

65 The Avenue