Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing you with the best care possible.
Your first office visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your health.
During your first office visit, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Take X-rays of your teeth and mouth
- Check your teeth and any existing dentistry present to ensure that your teeth are still protected and healthy
- Evaluate your periodontal health – Your gums are the foundation of your mouth and need to stay healthy to ensure that you keep your teeth for life
- Evaluate your occlusion and discuss any factors that may be unknown to you that are causing damage to the teeth such and grinding, snoring, or malocclusion
- Perform an oral cancer screening to check for any possible lesions that need further evaluation
Dr. Chris or Dr. Pat will sit with you to discuss your X-rays, help you create your own individual treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have. We will use our digital intra-oral camera and digital x-rays to help you understand the treatment that is recommended for you. We normally do not plan to do a cleaning on the first appointment because we want to spend that time understanding your needs and making sure you understand all that we are recommending for you.
Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment:
- Your completed patient information information or submit it though our online form
- Your insurance card
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist office every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit the dentist please remember that your hygiene appointments can last between 45 and 60 minutes.