It’s no secret that choosing the right dentist is important. But nowadays where competition in the industry is high and everyone claims to be the best, there are just so many options to choose from! Having said that, how do you know which one is the best fit for you and your family, right? 

So, as experts on this matter, we’re here to give a few tips to help you make your decision. Sit back and relax as we give you a rundown of suggestions. 


Consider what’s important to you

Whenever you are in search of something, it always helps to know what exactly you are looking for. That way, it will be easier to navigate and filter out your options. For instance, you may want to ask yourself, “Do I want a dentist who takes a holistic approach and uses natural materials whenever possible?” or “am I more interested in modern technology and services?” Another factor you may want to consider is location. How close do you want your dentist to be? And do they operate during convenient hours?

Doing some research on the dental clinics in your area may help you narrow down your options even more. The key is to take your time and review each service and treatment offering thoroughly and from there, you can decide if these will cater to what you are looking for.


Check the dentist’s qualifications and experience

As we have mentioned earlier, this is why doing research is important. Dentists are particularly open about their credentials and previous experiences if any. Most of these you will find on their website and in their clinics. When it comes to getting the best dental care, of course, there’s no other than a professional dental practitioner who can do the job best!


Make sure the dentist offers a wide range of services

Now this would depend on your current preferences and there is nothing wrong with dental clinics that only focus on certain specialties, but a dental clinic that offers a variety of services will give you choices and will make it easier for you to just go to one clinic for all your dental needs. This may also show how seasoned and experienced your dental practitioner is, creating an established credential and reputation for them.


Ask about their approach to holistic dentistry

Holistic dentistry is an emerging trend that is welcomed by many patients, and if you are among those groups of people that want to give this method a try, it’s only natural that you would be curious about it. This type of dentistry is associated with biological dentistry or alternative dentistry, where it tries to see how oral health and the whole body affect one another. That’s what sets it apart from traditional dentistry where the sole focus is on the oral aspect only. 


Get references from reviews and testimonials of patients

As the saying goes, ‘experience is the best teacher.’ What better way to learn about new things than by listening to experiences, may it be from yourself or other people, right? As part of your research, you’ll encounter reviews and testimonials from the dental clinic’s past and present patients, may it be on their official website or their social media platforms. This will give you an idea of what the service is like coming from first-hand experiences. It’s important to note though that experiences will vary from person to person, so it’s best to listen or absorb what you read with an open mind. 


Schedule a consultation with Dr. Yana Pekarski, DDS at Sacramento Holistic Dentist

So let’s have a quick rundown of what we’ve discussed. When you’re looking for a dentist, it’s important to find one that meets your needs. That means checking the dentist’s qualifications and experience, making sure they offer a wide range of services and asking about their approach to holistic dentistry. 

If you live in the Sacramento area, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Yana Pekarski at Sacramento Holistic Dentistry. With her intensive and extensive background from UCLA Dental School and an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Maui Oral Health Center in Hawaii, she can perform a variety of dental services needed for children and adults alike. Currently, her focus is on holistic dentistry. Her knowledge and expertise will keep your teeth healthy for years to come.

Have we convinced you enough yet? We certainly hope so! For any questions you may have or should you want to book an appointment, you can reach us at 916-507-2122 or by filling out our online contact form.