At Academy Dental Care, it’s our mission to create an environment where you feel welcomed, comfortable, and stress-free about your dental care and experience. Our doctors and team want to give you a very warm welcome you to the office!
What to Expect During Your Initial Visit
We understand that many of our first time patients come in with anxiety about their dental care. It’s our mission to relieve that anxiety by preparing you on what to expect at your first appointment!
We’ll begin by getting you acquainted and comfortable with our team, including an office tour and getting to know you both as a patient and as an individual. We’ll talk about all aspects of becoming a patient, including your dental and health history, concerns that you have regarding your teeth and oral health, followed by taking x-rays of your teeth and mouth.
From there, Dr. Gonzales or Dr. Gallagher will discuss their findings with you to understand your oral health. At this time, you’ll be able to talk with them about any questions or concerns you have about your teeth, gums, oral health and overall health.
Please note that at your next visit, one of our hygienists will inspect your gums, teeth, and mouth for any signs of gingivitis, tooth decay, and more, followed by a teeth cleaning and polish.
What to Bring for Your First Appointment:
A very important part of your first appointment will be getting to know the team and the doctors and getting comfortable with us. Our business administration team will be able to help you with your insurance savings, so make sure to bring your insurance card so they can make it easy for you.
At Academy Dental Care, your overall health and wellness is also a concern for us. No longer just concerned with your teeth, we would like to know about any changes in your health. If you have any updates from your physician or any major life changes, we’d like to know about that too so that we can help keep you in optimal health. The body and mouth health are linked in many ways. Can your mouth tell if you’re at risk for heart disease? It just may! Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease.
Maintaining Your Healthy Smile
Per the American Dental Association, it is recommended that you visit your dentist at least every 6 months for routine checkups and teeth cleaning. We can partner with you to come up with a plan that can ensure that we can keep your teeth and your gums healthy, and to prevent any big dental surprises from happening. We know how busy our patients’ lives are, and that scheduling can be very important to our patients. Our team will be able to help you schedule an appointment when is most convenient and easy for you.
Schedule your appointment with us today and together we’ll take the steps to help your smile look and feel healthy! We look forward to seeing you!