Best 30 Dentists in Petoskey, MI with Reviews -

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By: Chelsea C.
Harbor Pointe Dental
What a relief to have such a caring dentist and staff to be able to take the whole family too! Finding a dentist like dr Ellsworth is rare, one who cares, sensitive to ones needs, and can calm the fears one may have about the dentist! It could have been the a really rough day having multiple appointments cause of 3 kids but it turned out great! Couldn't have asked for a better experience!! Thank you are A++++
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By: derek.bartos
Harbor Pointe Dental
master of his craft. shots don't even hurt!! great family dentist Dr. Ellsworth is as great a dentist as he is a father & husband & that is saying a lot! Everyone hates going to the dentist, Dr. Ellsworth makes it a good experience & makes u want to go to the dentist.
By: rk49740
Harbor Pointe Dental
Dr Ellseworth will handle and explain any problem in any tooth as professional as possible.He has an excellent staff that work their designated position perfectly. The Dr is,no doubt,the best in N. Mi. His equipment is 'State of Art' and so is the operation itself.
By: ohyahitsme
Harbor Pointe Dental
There is no reason to fear the Dentist if you are visiting Dr. Ellsworth. The entire experience for the moment you park your car is calming. Very professional, very caring,very patient! I would only recommend Dr. Ellsworth to my friends and family.
Tips & Advices
  • Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
    • An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
    • A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
    • A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
  • PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
  • When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
  • If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
  • Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
  • Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
  • Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
  • Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
  • Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
  • Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
  • Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
  • Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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