There are many reasons someone might consider a female dentist over a male dentist, one of them being that they typically have smaller hands so it’s easier for them to work in the patient’s mouth without causing them as much discomfort as it would with a male dentist, whose hands would typically be bigger and less comfortable in and around the patient’s mouth. Women are also known to listen better than men, and be more attentive and intuitive towards others, making a patient feel that their problems are being fully heard and understood. Also females are generally seen as more compassionate and nurturing, which might make a patient feel more comfortable or at home, especially if that patient is elderly or a child.
Whether a female dentist is better is really a matter a preference, female dentists are more conservative in their approach and in the solutions they offer, according to certain studies. This might be helpful for patients who don’t enjoy having too much work done on their mouth or who want a solution but have expenses to consider, helping the patient with money in the long run. Female dentists have also been known to be better at prevention techniques and provide more at home solutions than male dentists, which can be helpful for patients who are looking for this type of technique. Additionally, because women are typically gentler than men, a patient who has a fear of the dentist may feel more at ease with a woman dentist. Some people may prefer a dentist of the same or opposite gender than themselves. Regardless of what gender your dentist happens to be, they will all be skilled enough to treat you appropriately, these are only opinions after all.
Call us today to schedule an appointment for you and your family members with our female dentist by calling us today at (734) 525-2552, and don’t forget about our emergency phone number in case you have a dental emergency and need immediate help at (734) 634-4077.