At your first visit, our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible, to provide you with an honest assessment of your dental health, and to help you understand any treatment you require. You will receive a thorough and comprehensive oral examination and a customized plan for the healthy beautiful smile you and your family deserve!
A prevention program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress and recurrance of dental diseases and conditions.
Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth.
Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
A comprehensive dental exam consisting of five phases will be performed by Dr. Spaulding on your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will also include the following:
Professional Dental Cleaning
Professional dental cleaning (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following services as per Dr. Spaulding's recommendations:
We promise to work hard to ensure your first visit is the beginning of a mutually trusting and long relationship.
Quality dental care requires a team effort. We understand your first visit to a new dentist can be stressful. The following are a few suggestions to help you relax and to help us maximize Dr. Spaulding's time to address your dental health needs.
The following is a summary of what to expect as a new patient to our office. Your first visit should take approximately 1.5 hours.
At Dr. Spaulding's Cosmetic and Family Dentistry we believe that you should be an active participant in your dental care, including your diagnosis and treatment. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in making a conjoined decision with Dr. Spaulding and our treatment coordinator. We provide the latest in advanced technology and ditial communications. These sources allow you to take part in making an informed decision about your oral health. And we are here to assist you in creating the plan that fits best for you and present all of your financial and treatment options. At Dr. Spaulding's, we are committed to helping you develop a plan that you are confident and happy with. This is just another reason Dr. Spaulding and her team are committed to the best patient care.
** During your consultation appointment, we will take a number of diagnostic measurements and photos so please put aside 120 minutes in your schedule for your initial evaluation appointment with Dr. Spaulding and her staff.**