Looking for a Dentist, emergency Dentist or some cosmetic dentistry? Then here are 3 vital things to do before you decide on one.

Whether you're looking for a private dentist to do you some veneers, teeth whitening or even some teeth straightening, then you need to be very careful which dentist you decide to use for your dental treatment.

Here are 3 vital things to do before you decide to spend your hard earned cash.

1. Make sure you choose an established Dentist or Cosmetic Dentist.

There are lots of private dentists that will promise you the world and give you a price that sounds too good to be true. It usually is. A great way of checking how established a business is, is to check if they are listed under the 'Dentists' classification of the Yellow Pages. 

The Yellow pages vet businesses and perform credit checks on any dentist that wants to advertise so you know whatever dental practice you find in there can be trusted. It also costs to be in the 'Dentists' classification of the yellow pages book these days so if a company is paying and in there, then you know they are serious about putting their customers at ease because they know that the old saying "If you not in the Yellow Pages, then you're not in business" still rings true. 

2. Check out the Dentists website for examples of their work & customer testimonials.

Seeing is believing. Most serious businesses have a website now so they can showcase their work and allow potential customers to see what their existing customer think about them.

This information is perfect for deciding on a cosmetic Dentist to straighten your teeth, whiten your teeth or to supply your crowns, bridges or veneers or indeed any general dentistry that you need done. You should be able to see before and after pictures of jobs similar to the work you need done. 

Reading customer testimonials are a must before you make a decision. They will allow you to set realistic expectations for dealing with the cosmetic dentist you choose. 

3. If you've been recommended a good Dentist or Cosmetic dentist by a friend or family member. Go check out the work.

If they have had their teeth straightened, veneers or crowns fitted or even had their teeth whitened asked them can you see it. Inspect the work yourself and ask them questions about their experience. 

Some cosmetic dentists can even arrange for you to go see some of their existing customers work to get an idea of what they can do. It's always worth asking if this is possible, it's a big decision when it comes to choosing a cosmetic dentist to give you that perfect smile.