11 Reasons to Choose Us as Your Marietta Dentist

Choosing a Marietta family dentist
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So you’re looking for a new dentist in or around Marietta, Powder Springs or West Cobb? Excellent! We all need a Marietta family dental office we can rely on for our loved ones’ oral care. The good news? You have several dental offices to choose from. The bad news? You have several dental offices to choose from!

Joking aside, how in the world are you supposed to choose the best dentist for you and your family? When you think about it, it’s actually quite a lot of pressure. Logically speaking, what you’ve really got to uncover during your research and evaluation process for a new dentist is, “What dentist can provide impeccable care for me and my family, all under one roof, in a clean, vibrant, professional and family-friendly atmosphere?” That’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it?

Why Choose Shining Smiles Family Dentistry in Marietta, GA?

At Shining Smiles, we created this overview to explain why we think you should consider Dr. Shaila Mohip-Chahwala and her team of talented dental professionals as your family dental practice. We love our patients and our patients love us! Keep reading to learn why.

1. Integrity and Transparency: We’re Refreshingly Honest With Our Patients

In any medical profession, honesty, integrity, and transparency are extremely important. If you do not feel that you can have an honest, open discussion with your dentist and receive honest feedback, then the process is broken and substandard dental care is soon to follow.

At Shining Smiles Family Dentistry, we believe that patients need to be informed so they can make choices that are best suited not only for their needs, but also for their lifestyle. We will be open and transparent with you regarding the most appropriate treatments for your dental issue. We will never push a particular treatment on you if you feel uncomfortable.

In addition, we understand that it’s expensive to raise a family so we always keep costs in mind (and share them with you upfront) regarding any dental procedure. We believe that when we’re honest with our patients and our patients are honest with us, good things happen for everyone involved!

2. Excellent Care: Impeccable Chairside Manner

Sure, quality care is important, but the reality is many dentists in the area can provide excellent care. However, don’t you want more than just “quality care?” Wouldn’t it be nice for you and your family to feel loved and appreciated like real people…not just a number or a medical chart?

At Shining Smiles, we go to great lengths to invest in our patients’ lives. We believe that giving you a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere is key. From the minute you walk through our door until the second you leave, you and your family will be treated with compassion, respect, and kindness. Because at our office, you aren’t just patient #744…you’re Amy. And your child isn’t treated as patient #745…he’s Stephen.

Treating our patients like valuable human beings and providing impeccable chairside manner are important qualities (qualities that are certainly missing in many medical offices these days).

3. Holistic Approach: A Focus on Overall Health and Well-Being

Have you heard of the oral-systemic connection? In layman’s terms, it means that your oral cavity plays a vital role in your total body health and well-being. In fact, there are some studies that suggest links between poor oral health and serious issues, such as heart attack, diabetes, and stroke.

While a causal relationship hasn’t been established, there is strong evidence that taking care of your oral health and avoiding issues like gum or periodontal disease can improve your overall health and happiness.

While the medical literature is certainly important, the common sense approach is that your mouth is the one “tool” you possess to eat and drink. Given that your mouth is essential to receiving the nutrients you need for survival, doesn’t it make sense to take really, really good care of it?

At Shining Smiles, we have an approach that focuses not just on treating dental problems that have occurred, but taking the necessary precautionary steps so they hopefully never happen in the first place. It’s preventative maintenance (the same reason you change the oil in your car every few thousand miles); it keeps everything else running smoothly.

4. Familiarity: Our Entire Team Has Been Together for 10+ Years

With people changing jobs like they change their clothes, it’s not easy to keep a team together. However, at Shining Smiles Family Dentistry our entire team has been together for over 10 years.

Do we have an occasional issue that needs to be addressed? Sure, we’re human. That being said, we believe the fact that our team hasn’t changed in 10+ years is a huge testimony showing just how committed we all are to each other, and more importantly, to our wonderful patients.

If you want consistent dental care for your family, and want to partner with a dental team that you can get to know, like, and trust for years to come, Shining Smiles may just be the right practice for you!

5. Comfort: An Office Environment Where Younger and Older Patients Feel Right at Home

Have you ever walked into an office and from the moment you set foot inside the door, you just weren’t comfortable? We’ve all had those experiences. Many medical offices are old, outdated, stuffy, and seemingly do not even attempt to make you feel relaxed and at home.

Our newly remodeled dental practice is modern and up to date, yet still offers a relaxed environment from the minute you walk through our doors.

Whether you’re bringing your young child or your elderly grandmother to our practice, everyone in your family will feel right at home because our team at Shining Smiles loves providing impeccable dental service to patients of all ages.

6. Confidence: Through Cosmetic & Restorative Procedures

A great smile is one of the cornerstones of self-confidence. If you don’t feel like you can walk into a room and smile your brightest, it’s impossible to be your true self and let your confidence shine through. We understand that looking in the mirror and not liking the person staring back at you can be a difficult, emotional experience. At Shining Smiles, one of the things that all of our team members love most about their jobs — when a patient gets a smile makeover and experiences a life-changing event, considering the patient has struggled with self-esteem issues for years.

Whether you are interested in dental implants, porcelain veneers, Invisalign®, teeth whitening, or any other cosmetic or restorative procedures, we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams right here in Marietta.

7. Core Values: Guiding How We Care for Patients Every Day

At our practice, we aren’t in the “treatment” business; we’re in the “care” business and there is a big difference between the two. We feel it’s very important to have a set of guiding principles that set the tone and direction for our practice.

  • Patient First – We always remember the patient is at the heart of our practice, and their well-being and experience while in our care is our top priority. In all we do, we work to alleviate concerns about comfort, outcomes, and costs.
  • Health – We provide care that ensures the holistic, long-term well-being of the patient, and we recommend only what the patient needs for optimal health; nothing more and nothing less.
  • Transparency – We educate and keep the patient informed about their care options and the costs involved to achieve the best health at the highest value possible.
  • Integrity – We treat all people with whom we interact – patients, vendors, teammates – with honesty, fairness, and compassion.
  • Quality – We deliver care according to the highest dental standards with gentleness and concern for the well-being of the patient, and based on the most up-to-date technology and methods.

Overall, we want you to get the care you and your family need. We want you to have an all-around incredible experience.

8. Patient Reviews: Our Focus on Quality Care and Going the Extra Mile

When it comes to quality care, there’s one very easy way to tell if a dental practice is taking care of their patients…reviews.

At Shining Smiles Family Dentistry, we have over 180 reviews (and counting) that showcase the integrity, transparency, compassion, and quality of care that patients receive at our practice.

In fact, here are a couple of things that our patients had to say about Shining Smiles:

“I am so blessed that we found this dental group! We have had our fair share of horrible dentists but NOT here. We LOVE this group of ladies! My son (8 years old) actually begs to go to the dentist. They are professional, caring, and honest. Best choice!!”

“My husband & I have gone to this practice for years, and we’ve always had great experiences. Tonight I was absolutely blown away. Apparently, my son accidentally left his homework in their lobby. (I had no idea.) They found it while shutting down for the night & were worried he would need it before tomorrow, so they looked up our home address & dropped in our mailbox for us on their way home. WOW. Unbelievable customer service! Thank you!”

9. Reasonable Costs: Financing Available

We understand that life is expensive and it’s getting more and more costly to provide for yourself and your family every single day. At Shining Smiles, we’re happy that many of our patients tell us how affordable we are. We accept financing through CareCredit, one of the leading healthcare-related financing companies in the world.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care at an affordable price. We aren’t the cheapest, and we aren’t the most expensive, but we do believe that when you combine the level of care, compassion, and expertise you and your family will receive when visiting Shining Smiles, we simply cannot be beat!

10. Convenience: Located Near Lost Mountain Park and Middle School

We get it…job, school, kids…you have a busy life and you need a dental practice that can fit easily into your routine.

One of the reasons many families in the Lost Mountain area of Powder Springs love our practice is because of how convenient it is to Lost Mountain Park, Lost Mountain Middle School, and several other popular spots in the area.

If you’re in the Lost Mountain area and are looking for a new dentist for your family, you won’t find a friendlier, more conveniently-located dental office that fits right into your busy schedule!

11. Love: A Unique Approach to Serving Your Family

Alright, we’re not trying to get all lovey dovey on you here, but a big reason we do what we do for patients every day is because we genuinely love them and care about their well-being. It’s one thing to visit a dentist, get a quick cleaning, pay your bill, and be on your way.

It’s an entirely different experience to arrive at a dental office with your kids, knowing that when it’s their turn to hop in the dental chair, they will be the center of attention and will be all that matters to us.

You see, many of us at Shining Smiles Family Dentistry have husbands and children ourselves, so when it comes to ensuring your child has a comfortable experience with us, we really get it. Practicing dentistry with love and compassion is just what we do around here!

Are You Ready for a Fun, Relaxing Dental Experience?

We know that when it comes to choosing a dentist in Marietta, you have a lot of options, and we’re grateful that you are considering us.

One final thing to remember– at Shining Smiles, we want you to have an experience. Instead of waking up and thinking, “Ugh, I have a dentist appointment today,” our patients wake up and say, “I’ve got a dentist appointment today…looking forward to catching up with everyone at the office!”

See the Difference With Shining Smiles Family Dentistry

Imagine if you and your family actually looked forward to going to the dentist (instead of dreading it). If that’s an experience you want, then it’s time to try something different. At Shining Smiles Family Dentistry, we appreciate the Marietta families who put their trust in us for their dental care. From routine checkups and fillings to dental crowns and veneers, our clients can expect service of the highest quality. To ask any questions or to visit our Marietta dental office, call (770) 420-8550 or request an appointment now.

Meet Dr. Shaila Mohip-Chahwala

We cater to Marietta residents looking for a family dentist to improve their oral health and help them look and feel great.

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