Our certified team will evaluate the most appropriate procedures to help you maintain a healthy smile.
Visit a dentist if you have any of these issues or see your child having trouble chewing or complaining of soreness:
Regular exams help spot trouble early to prevent bigger and more costly treatments later.
A dental hygienist will start by cleaning buildup from your teeth. Then the dentist will probe spots on the surfaces and near the gumline with special tools. If it’s been a while between appointments, you may have some sore and sensitive areas.
You should get an exam every 6 months, or more often if your dentist recommends it. Find one who makes you feel at ease and lets you know what to expect. Often the dread of seeing the dentist turns to big relief when the visit is over and you have a care plan set up. Being positive as a parent can help your kids overcome any of their fears.
Medical and dental experts study the use of X-rays and set limits for their safety. Your dentist should take as few as possible. Sometimes dentists may recommend X-rays to diagnose a special problem. Advancements in technology means today’s digital X-rays release much less radiation and are safer than in the past.
Expect to get them during a first exam after not seeing a dentist for a while. This helps check tooth and gum health. If you have gum disease, the dentist may want pictures every 6 months. For regular check-ups, it’s about every 2 years, depending on your dentist’s plan.
Kids have more X-rays done than adults because their teeth are changing and because they get cavities more easily.
When you visit us for your appointment, you’ll be greeted with friendly and knowledgeable staff.
We welcome any questions and concerns. If this is your first visit, please bring a list of medications with dosage listed and a list of vitamins and supplements you regularly take.
Please bring your dental insurance cards and forms as well for a streamlined process. Our team will let you know of any other materials you need to bring for special circumstances.
Once you arrive at the dentist’s chair, you can expect an in-depth evaluation of your oral health and dental history.
We’ll check for signs of bone loss, abnormal bite, oral cancer, and periodontal disease symptoms. If your referring doctor did not provide x-rays, we might take some of our own.