Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.
Your first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your health.
During your first visit, we will:
Perform a complete exam. This will most likely be the most thorough exam you’ve ever received. We will review your dental and medical histories as well as ask your likes and dislikes. We treat the mouth as a system and not just a carrier for teeth. This means that we will be evaluating the joints (TMJ) the muscles that control the opening and closing of the joint and teeth, the alignment of the teeth, perform a cancer screening, evaluate the periodontal (gum) tissue health, evaluate what type and style of cleaning you may require, and finally examine each surface of every tooth and evaluate your x-rays and intraoral photos with you. Many times we will also take photos for our records and so that you can show us any changes that you may want on a larger paper so we will on be on the same page.
Many times we will not perform a cleaning on the same day as your initial exam because Dr. Brucker will most likely be with you for about an hour to an hour and a half to evaluate all of the systems pertaining to your good health.
We will then put together a treatment plan and make any financial arrangements that may be necessary so that you can get started on your road to outstanding dental health
Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment:
- Your completed patient information form
- Your insurance card
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you're preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that your appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.