Welcome to Our Practice
Welcome to our practice and we look forward to the opportunity to help you, your family and friends accomplish your oral health needs and goals. As dental health professionals our goal is to help you better understand your oral health, identify obstacles and challenges that leave you at risk, and provide you the care that you deserve.
What to Expect at Your First Visit
The first and most important step towards accomplishing your oral health goals is your consultation with the doctor and your new oral hygiene team, that includes the office administrators, the dental assistants, the hygienist and the laboratory team. Your first visit with our office will be to understand your specific needs, desires and of coarse your goals. It’s an open discussion for you and the doctor, where no question is to large or to small and always relevant. We want to get to know you and have you stay and be apart of our family of patients.
At your initial visit with us we will evaluate your overall health including any health problems you have or medications you're taking and discuss how they might impact your oral health. We will also examine your oral hygiene and identify potential risk factors that leave you susceptible to issues such as tooth decay, root decay and gum disease and discuss the preventive measures you can take to improve and protect your oral health.
Understanding your oral health, the challenges of maintaining it, and the options available for you is a strong start to your journey to great oral health. Schedule an appointment today and ask how our team can help you accomplish your goals!
Dental Radiographs (X-rays)
Its quite often that patients are concerned about the dental radiogrpahs (x-rays) and the exposure to radiation. While dental X-rays do involve radiation, the exposed levels are so low that they’re considered safe for children and adults. The use of digital X-rays instead of developing them on film, your risks from radiation exposure are even lower. As an added protective barrier we will also place a lead “bib” over your chest, abdomen, and pelvic region to prevent any unnecessary radiation exposure.
Typically, radiographs are taken on a yearly basis but the frequency is dependent on several factors including; patient age, presence of periodontal disease, existing restorations, decay rate and increased risk for oral pathology. If you have a previous set of radiographs from a previous dentist we encourage you to obtain an copy and bring it to your initial visit. Even if that set is an older outdated set, it can still be used to compare any new radiographs.