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Planning for Your First Family Dentist Visit
Visiting a family dentist for the first time does not have to be stressful or anything out of the ordinary. Whether you have decided to change dentists or are new to the area, being aware of first visits can be helpful. In this article, we will cover the simple things you can do to make your first visit to a family dentist easy and enjoyable.
Of course, when changing to another health professional there can be a wide range of emotions. We are here to make the process simple, easy and stress-free as possible.
The first visit to the family dentist
There are a few steps that someone can take ahead of visiting the family dentist for the first time, and here we are going to easily lay it out.
Previous dental records
One of the best things that you can do is to get your records from your previous dentist (if you have one). By having this information it can be easily transferred into the system so that the dentist will have a record of the patient's teeth and oral health.
If you do not have the records or a way of getting them, that is no problem! Our dental team is always ready to help people start fresh and get the amazing results that they only dreamed was possible.
Dental insurance information
Having your dental card or information ready will help things go faster as well. Most people call ahead of time and give this information, so they do not have to deal with it the day of their first visit. This will give the office time to get everything in order and let you know if there will be any charges for the appointment. This typically is not the case. However, it is better to know beforehand rather than finding out the day of the appointment.
For people that do not have dental insurance, there are many programs and benefits through other sources that can help with costs. Let us know and we can give you any information we have that could benefit you.
Any specific trouble areas?
If there are any specific issues or trouble spots that you for sure want to discuss with the dentist, let the staff know! They will be sure and let the dentist know as well. And during the cleaning, the dental hygienist can begin having a look and preparing the area to have it as clean as possible for the dentist to complete their inspection.
One of the things that all dentists and their dental professionals like to reiterate is that having open and honest communication from arriving at the office until the end is the best thing any patient can do. It helps them know what to do and adjust for the patient to make them as comfortable as possible, along with any additional questions that need to be answered.
Have more questions before the first visit to a family dentist?
Contact our office today and let us know of any additional questions you may have. We are always happy to answer and guide our patients on their first trip to the family dentist and love helping them feel as comfortable and prepared as possible! Give us a call.
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