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What to Expect on First Visit
You’ll only need to bring three things for your first visit: your completed patient information form, your insurance card and your smile — we’ll take care of the rest. Here’s what you can expect during your time with us:
Our goal for your first visit is to understand you: your dental history, your current needs, and your smile goals. We’ll start by getting a full picture of your oral and overall health, which includes reviewing your dental and medical history forms, taking X-rays of your teeth and mouth, and creating a periodontal chart that outlines the health of your gums.
From there, the doctor will meet with you to examine your teeth and discuss your dental needs and goals, help you create your own individual treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have.
We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that your appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.
We also 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 while receiving the safe, gentle, high-quality dental care that you deserve.
PRO TIP: The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy. They’re an important part of maintaining a healthy smile.