Office Visits

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We are dedicated to providing safe, gentle and advanced dental care to you and your family. We realize that you or your child may be apprehensive about seeing a dentist. You are not alone. We make every effort to ensure you are comfortable and have a pleasant experience at each visit. We are sensitive to your needs. You can always expect to receive personalized attention from everyone on our team.

The first visit is all about you; your happiness, comfort and complete dental wellness.

What are the components of a dental evaluation?

Optimal oral health means the lack of dental disease, namely:

  • Absence of Infection (Tooth and Gum)
  • Absence of inflammation (gingivitis and/or periodontitis)
  • Absence of tooth decay
  • Absence of failing restorations
  • Absence of precancerous or cancerous growths
  • Absence or control of parafunction (grinding or clenching)
  • Adequate natural teeth or adequate restored missing teeth to allow proper eating, speech, and esthetics

The goal of a dental evaluation is to establish your dental health baseline. Once we understand your level of health, we can make recommendations to help you improve and maintain your dental health.

You can expect us to complete:

  • A review of your health history
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Necessary digital X-rays
  • Necessary images and photographs
  • Enhanced oral cancer screening
  • Evaluation and discussion of your oral hygiene
  • Periodontal (gum) evaluation
  • Evaluation of your restorations and teeth
  • Evaluation of your bite

Once this is completed, we will review the current state of your dental health and discuss recommendations to improve and maintain your dental health.

On your first visit to our office, bring your smile, but also please remember to bring:

Continuing Care Appointments

We are committed to your wellness. Continuing Care appointments are essential for you to maintain your oral health and as current studies show, your general health.

Once all treatment has been completed and we have achieved oral health, care is required to maintain that state of health. For most of you, that will mean visiting us two to four times per year. You have invested time and resources in your oral health. It is now just as important to invest to maintain your precious health.

To achieve and then maintain optimal oral health requires a partnership between us. We will monitor your oral health and recommend treatment options for you when necessary. We need you to follow our Continuing Care recommendations, our treatment recommendations, and follow a recommended home care program.

So, what should you expect at your Continuing Care dental appointment:

  • Review of your health history
  • Blood pressure screening
  • X-rays when necessary
  • Oral Cancer screening*
  • Evaluation and discussion of your home care
  • Periodontal (gum) evaluation
  • Evaluation of your restorations and teeth
  • Evaluation of your bite
  • A prophylaxis (cleaning) or periodontal maintenance procedure**
  • Tooth polishing
  • Application of Fluoride Varnish***

*As part of our commitment to your wellness, the oral cancer screening is now included when indicated at no additional expense to you. We use the VELscope system.

**The use of ultrasonic instruments and hand instruments to remove hard tartar and disruption of the biofilm that develops at and below the gumline.

***As part of our commitment to your wellness, Fluoride Varnish application is now included at no additional expense to you.