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Finding a Good Dentist

Looking for a good dentist may not be easy as it sounds. At times, it can be as hard as finding a needle in a haystack! Compounding the problem is the presence of quacks and other illegal practitioners who may do more harm than good to your teeth.Learn more by visiting Ivory Dental Manteca, Manteca To avoid trouble, don’t be ashamed to ask around. Your family, friends, neighbors or co-workers may come in handy with their recommendations. Other good sources of information are your family physician or local dental organizations like the American Dental Association (ADA). Of course, it helps if you “shop” around until you find the dentist of your choice. This will ensure that you get the best possible care from the right person. If you decide to look around, here are some practical tips to consider: Is your dentist a dentist? That may sound silly but many illegal practitioners abound and they’re responsible for a lot of horror stories you hear about dentistry! Check your dentist’s credentials carefully. Is his or her diploma and/or license prominently displayed in the office? What school did he or she graduate from? Is that person an ADA member or other professional organizations? When in doubt, don’t be ashamed to ask or you might regret things later. Is the dentist easy to reach? Is he or she available when you need help? If you live far away from your dentist, you’re...