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How To Choose The Best Dentist?

Posted on July 13th, 2018 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Have you put off oral health for years because you were afraid of the dental chair? Do you worry that your teeth aren’t as healthy as they should be? Many residents in Lincoln Park have mild to severe dental phobias and now wonder what to do. Choosing between the hundreds of dentists in the area can be an overwhelming thought, especially if you aren’t sure what to do or where to start.

Ask Friends

If you are serious about dental health and want to make a change, it could be time to ask friends, colleagues, family members, and anyone else you trust where they go. You can get a variety of names and options from your friends, which can help you start the process.


While many people have health insurance, some don’t realize that they also have dental or can purchase it for a small fee. It could be helpful to find out if your insurance plan offers dental and enroll before making any choices about dentists in the area. If you do have dental insurance, make sure that the person you choose is in the network, which can save you a lot of money. Most insurance companies pay for the part, if not all, of your treatment.


If you don’t have insurance or just need to know for budgetary reasons, you can call the dentist and ask for a rough estimate based on what treatments you need or think you need. For example, a routine cleaning and exam are necessary for every visit, so you can ask how much it might cost without insurance. Dentists are there to help you keep your teeth healthy and clean. Visit Chicago Smile Design in Lincoln Park for more information today.

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