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5 Ways to Find the Best Dentist in Tacoma

Dr. Giesy and his dental team smiling.

If you’re unhappy with your outfit or hairdo, what do you do?

Change it, right?

But you can’t exactly do that with the one thing you wear 24/7… Your smile!

You only get one set of permanent teeth, so you’re not going to put the fate of your smile in the hands of just anyone.

Your smile deserves the best dental care in town! Why settle for anything less?

If you’ve searched for “the best dentist near me” you know that there are many listings for “the best dentists in Tacoma, WA.”

So how do you truly know who is the best? And why they are the best?

Here are five simple questions you should ask yourself when reviewing potential dentists.

Your answers will eliminate many dentists, and soon you will be left with THE ONE. The best Tacoma dentist for YOU!

1. Does this dentist offer ALL the dental services I need?

You might be looking for a family dentist in Tacoma right now, but think long-term.

Consider all the services you or your family might need down the road like pediatric care, sealants, root canals, or dentures.

Having one dentist perform all your dental treatments under one roof will save you time and money!

Helpful tip: Sometimes a dentist will list a service even though they don’t do the full treatment in-house and seek the help of an outside specialist. If it’s not clearly listed, be sure to ask!

Our dental practice name, Giesy Family & Implant Dentistry, is kind of a giveaway that we do more than one type of dentistry under ONE roof.

Our Tacoma dentist offers family, cosmetic, and comprehensive dentistry, which includes services like:

Keep scrolling to watch our video on what makes our Tacoma dental office the best.

2. What credentials does this dentist have?

The world of dentistry is continually changing.

What dentists learned in dental school has most certainly evolved.

That is why a “best dentist” must continue their education to stay on top of the latest advancement in dental technology and learn new techniques and methods.

If a dentist is truly “the best,” then he or she will be involved within the dental community. For example, they will hold active memberships to dental organizations or lecture on their dental expertise.

Helpful tip: Usually, you can find this information listed on a dentist’s About Me page. Click here to view our family and cosmetic dentist’s About Me page!

We may be biased, but we think we have the best dentist in Tacoma. See for yourself in our short two-and-a-half-minute video:

3. Do I like this dentist’s results? And what are others saying?

Most dentists have an online smile gallery of their patients’ before and after results.

Take a look and ask yourself:

Do I like what I see? Would I want similar results?

If the answer is no, then this isn’t the best dentist for you.

If the answer is yes, then the next step is to read patient reviews about the dentist and ask yourself:

Are the reviews good or bad? How many reviews does the dentist have? What’s the star rating? If there was a negative situation, how did the dentist handle it?

Helpful tip: Three of the most popular sites for reviews are Google, Yelp, and Facebook. Start there!

Giesy Family & Implant Dentistry is proud to have a 4.9 out of 5-star rating on Google!

Read our Tacoma dentist reviews here or read one of our patients’ kind words below:

I love Giesy Family Dentistry!!! When I came to them several years ago, I was terrified. Bad experiences with dental issues had left me so scared, I couldn’t even get my teeth cleaned without medication. The staff at Giesy changed all of that and really, changed my life. Their patience, compassion, and respect was exemplary. I was in need of some significant work and through it all, I gained my confidence back again. Today, I made it through my second cleaning without assistance. There’s no way I can ever thank the staff and Dr. Giesy enough. I recommend them to the moon and back!!! And… my teeth look fabulous!!!”

-Susan W. (Actual patient)

4. Is this dentist’s office convenient for me?

Choose a dentist who fits into your life – not the other way around.

Scheduling appointments and getting to your dentist’s office shouldn’t be a hassle.

Here are some factors that could make or break the best dentist for you:

  • Location: How easy is it for you to get there? What’s nearby for you to do?
  • Opening hours: Is your dentist open when you are available? Early morning? Evenings?
  • Insurance: Do they accept your insurance? Do they file claims on your behalf?
  • Financial options: How else can you pay? Do they offer payment plans?
  • Online forms: Can you complete paperwork ahead of time?

Dr. Giesy wants to make your life as easy as possible. You can find the answers to most of these questions on our New Patient page. If you have a question, just call us: 253-752-6630.

5. Will I feel comfortable and relaxed at this dental office?

Let’s think about a spa for a minute. It’s comfortable and relaxing, and what are you there to do?

Take care of yourself!

Why should a dental office be any different?

Taking care of your oral health shouldn’t be a dreaded experience.

But understandably so, previous bad dental experiences can leave you with dental anxiety or fear.

That’s why it’s essential to find a dentist who puts your needs first. The best dentist in Tacoma will have your best interest in mind!

At Giesy Family & Implant Dentistry, we are committed to making your experience as comfortable as possible. How do we do that?

  • Pillows, blankets, neck pillows, and massage chairs
  • Noise-reducing headphones
  • Offering most dental services under ONE roof
  • Sedation dentistry to make you calm and relaxed, maybe even sleep
  • Freshly-baked cookies with tea and coffee
  • An educated dental team who knows what they are doing, the first time

Click here to learn about what sets our Tacoma dental office apart.

GIF of Dr. Giesy and his team

The best dentist in Tacoma, WA

By asking yourself these five crucial questions, you should be able to narrow down your list of potential dentists and find THE BEST dentist for you!

If you want to skip those steps, we’ll make it easy for you:

Come try out our choice for the best dentist in Tacoma, WA: Dr. Giesy at Giesy Family & Implant Dentistry!

Schedule an appointment for one of our many services or book a consultation to meet our team and tour the office.