The Blog of Dr. Firouzi Babak, D.D.S.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Thursday, February 4, 2010

How to Choose a Dentist

Choosing the right dentist is an important decision, not only to your oral health, but your overall well-being. If you have excessive bacteria in your mouth, you can breathe it into your lungs, which can lead to respiratory diseases like pneumonia. Studies also reveal that people with gum disease are two times more likely to develop coronary artery disease and are at a higher risk of stroke and heart attack. Dr. Babak Firouzi is a highly talented and experienced cosmetic, general and neuromuscular dentist serving the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania.

How to Search

When looking for the right dentist for you and your family, start your search by talking to friends and relatives to gather recommendations. Once you have a list, research each qualified Pittsburgh dentist to read about their credentials, training and what organizations they belong to. Also look at before and after photos to make sure that your dental goals coincide with the dentist's work.

What to Look For

During your initial consultation, look to see if your prospective dentist:

  • Listens to your dental goals and develops a treatment unique to you
  • Fully discloses any and all costs associated with your procedure
  • Is friendly and thorough
  • Will provide you with patients (current or past) who you can talk to about their experiences
  • Is someone you feel comfortable with

If you are looking for a skilled dentist, please contact LVI-trained Pittsburgh dentist Dr. Babak Firouzi at the Center for Aesthetic Dentistry today to schedule your free consultation. We serve patients in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

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