Best 30 Dentists in West Springfield, MA with Reviews -

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By: silentcal
Robert Michael Salem, DMD
This is such a welcoming place, you'll actually look forward to your next appointment.Dr. Robert Salem has put together a terrific staff of friendly people who take care of every detail and concern so you can relax. It's wonderful to see the same faces behind the front desk, and chairside, every time I go there; low turnover in staffing tells me that this solo practice is also a great place to work. Dr. Salem always presents his patients with a range of treatment options for any major work you might need; clearly, he has great sensitivity to your financial situation-- when several choices are equally matched--and that creates a very high level of trust in his advice. Needless to say, his ability to explain complicated procedures in simple terms is a plus. And should you need specialty care such as endodontics or orthodontia, he can refer you to equally qualified colleagues. A friend convinced me--many years ago--to switch to Dr. Salem's practice...and it's one of the best moves I ever made. Take my advice and do the same!
By: Katelyn M.
Kids Dentist
Great pediatric practice if you want an excellent experience for your children. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly, and they will make the visit fun for your children. The doctors do great work and care about your children's dental needs now and into the future. They have an adult dentist as an associate who can ensure all the proper planning to promote healthy permanent teeth. Recommend to anyone looking for quality dentistry and a great experience for their children of any age.
By: Mary M.
Matthews Robert L & Associates
Ive been taking my children to dr matthews for over 20 years and so have numerous friends.i chose this office because dr.matthews has such a good reputation. He is actually very conservative.Prior to seeing another couple pediatric dentists his treatment approach was the least invasive. I saw the above review and felt i needed to respond. I assure you whatever he did was needed. Theres always one wanting to pass the blame. Awesome place!
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By: Kerry M.
Westside Dental
I've been going to WestSide Dental for some 10 or more years. They are always friendly and capable. On occasion I've been referred by Dr. Kairlis to dental surgeons. The surgeon even complimented the quality of work. I routinely recommend them.
By: mscharliluv
Coughlin, Kevin, DDS
good place to go when you have an emergency
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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