Patient’s Guide to Find Dentists by State
If you need help finding a dentist office in your state, start here.
Looking for a dentist office can be hard, even if it’s in your own city. The truth is that dentists hardly have time to market their businesses properly, which is the exact problem we have solved. We have aggregated local dentist offices in every state, so that both the doctors and patients can connect seamlessly. Additionally, we’ll help you understand the process of prospecting, browsing and researching a local dentist office before actually making an appointment in your town. Then, when you are fully prepared to make that dentist appointment, rest-assured, we will still be here as your consumer dental resource.
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The first step to making a dentist appointment is understanding your patient needs (whomever the patient may be). Therefore, lets understand a little bit about the stages of the dental process you would fall under. If you’d like to continue to the state resources right now, please elect your state below:
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What Preventive/Basic Care Involves: First Time Dental Care Patients
If you’re a first time patient then you would fall in this category. If you are not a first time patient, but have never had any dental problems and now you wish to further your dental hygiene, you may also fall in this category. Preventive dental care is the first step in the dental process. Initially, your first appointment to the local dentist office may require a basic oral exam and most likely an X-ray, if it has been a long time since your last visit. At your first visit, your appointment could be exactly as follows:
1.) X-Ray. If you haven’t seen the dentist in a while, then most office will absolutely take an X-Ray. This is to identify development changes in your teeth from past x-ray images as well as potential areas of improvement. X-Ray will help identify cavities, root health and more.
2.) Exam. Your doctor will certainly probe your mouth during the appointment. During the process, the dentist will use picks and tools to poke at your teeth. What the poking helps identify are weak points in your enamel, which could mean that there is potential tooth decay developing in that area, suggests the Mayo Clinic Health Letter (5).
Another basic check the doctor will make is probing for air pockets between your gums and teeth enamel, which the Mayo Clinic Health Letter suggests could mean early symptoms for gum disease (5).
3.) Cleaning. In all basic dental appointments you are sure to have a hygienist do some cleaning on your teeth and gums. This involves scraping and picking off buildup between your gums and in crevices of your teeth that your day to day brushing may miss. This may also involve a higher medical concentration of fluoride usage. Fluoride is essentially a layer of protection for your enamel to help prevent cavities states the Mayo Clinic Health Letter (2).
4.) Dental Planning. At the end of your appointment, the doctors and nurses have already analyzed and built a roadmap for you to follow. They will sit down with you and talk about what the next step is, to improving your dental hygiene. From this point, if all checks out well, you shouldn’t have to visit the dentist for another 6 months. However, don’t be shocked if you do need to schedule an appointment for a procedure like filling a cavity or fixing a filling, this is common.
If you have been recommended to schedule for a follow up appointment for further examination of a more serious disease, please read our Dental & Periodontal Disease section for further information.
Now Help Me Find a Dentist in My State and City
Since you are now at least a little bit more educated in the basics of the dental process, it’s time for the biggest part of your dental journey (which Dentist Call Me has made really easy, by the way). That is, the actual browsing and finding dentists in your hometown. Since there are thousands of dentists in your state, and most likely dozens in your city, it becomes overwhelming. At this point, some of the questions that are spiraling in your head might be:
- “What dentist should I see?”,
- “Why are there so many dentists?”,
- “What services do they offer, are they for me?”,
- “Am I getting the best quality I can?”
Fortunately, we know a thing or two about finding the right dentist for you. Therefore, you can be confident that we’ll make sure you have all the proper tools, information and knowledge to make your next dental visit with complete comfort and assurance.
With that in mind, let us see what dental care has to offer in your state by exploring a little deeper. Please select your state from the list below to continue to state specific dental care resources.
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- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
“Healthy teeth and gums.” Mayo Clinic Health Letter (2010): 1-8. Consumer Health Complete EBSCOhost. Web. 11 Jan. 2013.