6 things to consider when visiting your dentist

6 things to consider when visiting your dentist

Choosing the right dentist for you is one of the best things that you can possibly do for your oral health. There are so many things to consider when choosing the right one, so here are some things to think about:


Location is so important because it really does need to be convenient for you. You need to consider whether or not you want it to be close to your home or work, or perhaps somewhere in between. It is important to consider this because it really needs to fit in with your life and not the other way around.

Office hours

Do you work at unusual hours or have a busy schedule? This can be a huge consideration when choosing the right dentist because if your dentist is not open at a time that is convenient to you, then you will never end up going and your oral health will surely suffer.


There really is no point in going to your local dentist for a consultation only to find that you can’t afford the cost of the actual treatment. It is really important to get an idea of how much the services at your dentist are going to be, otherwise you are going to get a nasty surprise after your first check-up. Not only will this have been a waste of money, but also a waste of your time and then you will need to visit a more affordable dentist for a check-up, wasting further time and money.


Ideally you want your dentist to be flexible in terms of payment, do they offer plans for paying for the works that have been done or do they expect the money immediately. These are things that you need to ask because again it needs to suit you, you may be paid monthly and you might not be able to pay on the day.

On top of this you need to ensure that your dentist offers a variety of payment methods, such as credit card, so that issues like this can be avoided.

Quality of services

As you have probably noticed, the best dentists are those that are the most convenient to you, but this can only go so far. Your dentist needs to have a high standard of work and also provide a good service.

Meet your actual dentist

You wouldn’t let a stranger be your dentist, so why not meet them first to see if you feel comfortable with them as a person first. This is more likely to create some trust and comfort when you visit.

About the dentist

Brilliant Dental Care is a Pontyclun dentist that cares about your teeth and your needs.

44 Talbot Road
Talbot Green
Mid Glamorgan
CF72 8AF