As you get older your teeth take quite a battering, from your diet to the way they are brushed, the enamel layer that protects them inevitably slowly starts to break down. That’s why finding a dentist that will help you keep your teeth healthy is vital, as there are some dental issues that you are not going to be able to solve on your own.
Finding a practice that’s right for you can be difficult, especially in a city like Glagow that’s a rabbit warren of streets and shops. So here we have a few pieces of advice to make finding that Glasgow West End dental practice that suits your needs a little easier.
Use a search engine
It may seem a little obvious, but using a search engine like Google should be your first port of call when starting your search. Instead of pouring through yellow pages or stomping around on the cold streets, stay at home, put your feet up and browse practices on your phone for a Glasgow practice.
Plus, with the Google Maps function you can physically see where the practice is ahead of time, so you won’t be left wandering around in circles trying to find the address when you really need it.
Like any big decision it pays to take some time to get other people’s opinions on it first to make sure it’s a sound investment, in this case just spend a few minutes browsing through user reviews of the practice. Getting a word of mouth review from another patient is a great way to find out how the practice treats their visitors, what treatments are like and how their pricing structure can fit into your budget. You should also check what sort of social media presence they have through Facebook and Twitter as this will let you see how they interact with ongoing patients in the public eye and how they respond to questions or criticism.
Check transport routes
Getting around Glasgow, especially if there’s a match on, can be an absolute nightmare sometimes so check out your transport links to your practice of choice ahead of time. Find out if there is a bus route or train that goes near it, or if you are more centrally based, check out the subway times and see if there’s one within walking distance. Finding a parking space in Glasgow isn’t always guaranteed, so you should also check to see if they have patient only areas or their own bays in a specific area and how easy it is to get to these in a rush. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a dental emergency and you have no way to get into the practice on time.
Visit the practice
One last simple piece of advice is to just visit the practice. Take some time out of your day to stop by and check out your choice before you register, as this will let you meet the staff and see how clean their practice is.
So if you find yourself struggling to pick a practice in Glasgow’s cosmopolitan West End, then just try a few of these tips to make that choice of who looks after your teeth that little bit easier.