Preparing For Your First Visit

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If you or your children haven’t visited our office yet, we want to make sure you feel prepared for your next appointment! We take steps to ensure each and every patient feels comfortable and welcomed, from the moment they step into our waiting room. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about getting ready for the first appointment.

When to See the Dentist

We agree with the American Dental Association’s recommendation that everyone should have a checkup and cleaning twice a year. For kids, this should start at around age two. These visits enable our team to monitor your smile. Since serious oral health problems take months to form, this means we can address them in the early stages, often before you experience discomfort. To make a diagnosis with accuracy and precision, our team can examine the smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. Our team can watch for cavities, infections, gingivitis, and gum disease. We also look for TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), and for adults, we screen for oral cancer. For kids, we also make sure baby teeth are arriving and falling out on schedule, and that permanent teeth can erupt without complication.

Preparing for Your Appointment

To get ready for your appointment, you should visit our website and download our patient forms. You can then fill them out at home and bring them with you, saving time in the waiting room. We will talk to your previous dentist and access your records to ensure we have a good understanding of your smile before you even arrive. When you do, we will discuss any other forms that need to be filled out, and the dentist will call you back for your exam. We will assess the state of your oral health and also perform a cleaning, in which we remove harmful plaque buildup. Finally, we can create a treatment plan to address any concerns we’ve uncovered.

Regular Checkups and Cleanings

You should then make a point to see us twice a year. Making sure you attend these visits helps you enjoy a stronger and healthier smile. This applies to your entire family! We have a comprehensive array of preventive, general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments, as well as dental prosthetics, so no matter what state your smile is in, we can offer improvement. If you have any questions about our treatment process, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Preventive Dentistry?

We want to make sure you and your family are ready to visit our office and obtain better oral health. To schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312.