New patients receive a personalized tour of our facility, including our state of the art sterilization center and most current technology. A comprehensive examination is then begun, which includes screening for oral cancer, obstructive sleep apnea, an evaluation for gum and bone disease, jaw joint (TMJ) examination and a review of any systemic disorders. An evaluation of existing dental work is viewed through color photographs of the teeth and supporting soft tissue. At that time the doctor will evaluate the need for any necessary radiographs (x-rays) and schedule a preventive care appointment for cleaning with one of our outstanding hygienists. Many patients comment that our staff provides the best cleaning and exam they have ever had.
Routine preventive care appointments serve as a lifestyle pattern for total health. Prevention in dentistry leads to improved long-term oral health and reduced dental costs. It encourages a bright smile, fresh breath, and an overall good feeling of personal security. Prevention is your insurance policy toward a healthier, pain-free, happier lifestyle.