Our comprehensive and painless Adult New Patient Exam typically begins with a thorough medical and dental history so that we understand you and your concerns. We take photos, update any necessary x-rays and complete your dental charting.
At this time the Dentist can determine any required treatment and prioritize your needs. Once our full evaluation has been completed, we can discuss your options with you and arrange for any estimates to be sent to your Insurance provider on your behalf.
Children get a complete exam for their first visit as well, along with a complete cleaning. We also check how their adult teeth are coming in and make any referrals to specialists that may be needed. For more details on, check out our “Resources” page.
Our dental hygienists do more than just clean and polish your teeth! They provide comprehensive professional cleanings tailored to your needs, offer oral health instruction and apply protective fluoride as needed.
They also record specific periodontal gum measurements to assist them in determining your gum and bone health to ensure that you receive the highest quality care at each visit. Each patient is evaluated individually, and their maintenance frequency is based on each person’s oral health needs.
Studies have shown that there is a direct link between gum health and medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke and cardiovascular disease. We carefully monitor any changes to ensure that your oral health supports your overall health.
Our dentists are also part of your preventative care by performing an exam to check for any cavities, review your digital x-rays, assess your gums, and monitor your bone health.
Dental sealants are a great option for kids and young people to keep cavities at bay! These thin plastic coatings are applied to the back teeth, along the pits and deep grooves, or fissures, that can’t be cleaned fully with a toothbrush.
By sealing up the deep, unreachable areas, teeth are protected from bacteria and cavities and make brushing easier. Dental sealants can last for many years, even into adulthood.
If you clench or grind your teeth, that’s bruxism. Your teeth become worn, leading to biting issues and sensitivity, and your jaw muscles become fatigued. A bruxism guard, or night guard, is an orthotic device that prevents your teeth from grinding against each other, thus preventing early and damaging wear, while helping to relax your jaw muscles. It’s worn nightly and should be brought to every dental appointment to be cleaned, adjusted and checked.