Are you moving to North York? Whether you’ve just gotten a new job or are simply looking for a change of scenery, we’ll be glad to have you! We understand that you probably have plenty to do to prepare for the big move, so today, we’re going to help you take one item off of that list: choosing a dentist. Having the right dentist is essential to ensuring your family’s long term dental health, but you simply don’t have time to spend hours on the internet sifting through countless search results. Today, we’re going to share 3 helpful tips so you can find the perfect dentist in North York nice and fast.
1. Ask around
The best way to start looking for a dentist in a new area is to simply ask the people closest to you. Your friends and family are bound to know someone who lives or has lived in North York, and they’ll likely be more than happy to offer you a recommendation for a dentist.
You know who is actually the best person to ask? Your current dentist. Canadian dentists are a relatively tight-knit group, and your dentist will probably have a number of colleagues in the North York area they can refer you to. This is also very practical because your dentist will understand better than anyone exactly what you need and want from your new dentist.
2. Do a little research
Inevitably, you’re going to turn to the internet to look for a dentist because that’s just how the world works these days! Rather than getting lost in the thousands of sites a search engine will show you, one quick way to get a feel for a dentist is to simply read their bio on their site. Here, you’ll get to see where they went to school, how long they have been practicing, and their overall approach to dental care. This will give you a “gut-feeling” as to whether they are right for you or not.
If you like what you see with a particular doctor, then there’s just one more thing you need to do…
3. Read their online reviews
One of the best ways to get to know a dentist is to see what their current patients have to say about them. In their reviews, you’ll find answers to all kinds of important questions like:
- “Is the doctor and staff friendly?”
- “Are people happy with the service and care they receive?”
- “Would their patients recommend this practice to someone else?”
You’ll quickly see just how happy and satisfied (or not) they make everyone!
By following these 3 simple steps, you’ll quickly be able to find just the right dentist in North York for you and your family. After you’ve chosen “the one,” be sure to give them a call and schedule an appointment so you can begin the next chapter of your life with a healthy and beautiful smile. Happy searching!
About the Author
Dr. Eli Shem-Tov is a preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentist based in North York, Ontario. He currently practices at North York Dental where he actually started out as just a patient! He works diligently every day to provide comprehensive, family-friendly dentistry to help his patients achieve and maintain a smile they are always eager to show off. If you are about to move to North York and need a dentist, he would love to meet you, and he can be contacted through his website here.