What to Expect at Your First Visit to Aloha Family Dentistry
A first impression is everything, at Aloha Family Dentistry we want your first visit to our practice to be welcoming, comfortable, and fun. We understand that your first visit to the dentist’s office can be intimidating that’s why we make it our goal to provide you with a fun, beneficial experience that helps you stay healthy and happy. Here are some things to expect when you visit us.
WHAT WE WILL COVER ON YOUR FIRST VISIT:
Our goal is to give you a bright, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. That’s why it’s important for us to learn about you and your goals the first time you come in. Here are some of the things we will cover on your first visit with us:
- First, we will listen to your concerns and expectations
- Then, we will review with you your complete dental AND medical history
- Next, we will take a Digital X-ray of your mouth and jaw (if needed)
- Next, we will discuss with you the different treatments we provide and create a customized dental treatment plan to meet your smile goals
- Following our discussion of your customized plan, we will answer any question you may have
- Afterwards, we will go over each of our flexible payment plans so you can choose which is best for you
- Once your doctor has gone over all your paperwork and all of your questions have been answered, you will begin your first exam!
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A ROUTINE DENTAL EXAM:
Regular dental checkups are very important! You should be visiting the dentist every six months — that’s twice a year! Here are a couple things you can expect at your regular checkup:
- Your hygienist will perform a professional cleaning of your teeth.
- First, your hygienist will floss your teeth.
- Then, she/he will remove any plaque and tartar on the surface of your teeth.
- Lastly, your hygienist will polish your teeth to make them appear brighter and smoother.
- After your teeth have been properly cleaned, your dentist will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums to make sure that you don’t have any signs of decay or gingivitis and periodontal disease.
- Your dentist will also check any old fillings or other restorative work to make sure that nothing needs to be fixed.
WHAT HAPPENS IN BETWEEN VISITS?
In-between checkups, it is important for you to take care of your teeth and gums! Be sure to brush your teeth at least three times a day, and floss at least once. This will help minimize the amount of plaque and tartar build up that can lead to tooth decay and disease. If you need help learning how to properly brush and floss, please ask at your next office visit. Feel free to view our Patient Education Section and as always, we will be happy to show you how!
What to bring to your first dental exam
- Your Driver’s License or any form of identification
- Your Medical History information including list of medication
- Your Insurance card and any additional insurance information you might need to provide.
- Your wonderful smile!