Questions for Your First Dental Visit

June 23, 2017

When interviewing a potential new dentist’s office, you want to know you’re choosing a place where you’ll feel comfortable and confident, and a doctor who cares. If you’re unsure what questions you might want to ask, here are a few suggestions:

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1. How do I make my teeth whiter?

You can choose various treatment options. Some clinics offer the ZOOM! In-Office Whitening System. It takes one session to leave your teeth several shades whiter, with visible results often in a few days. The Nite White approach provides a take-home system with different formulas for overnight or one-hour-a-day treatment.

2. My tooth hurts. What can you do?

During your first visit, an experienced dentist will talk with you about current concerns or pains you’re experiencing. After a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums, treatment options will be discussed. Should you require a follow up treatment for cavities or other concerns, the doctor will explain next steps.

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3. Will you be able to clean my teeth on the first visit?

Much of the time during the first visit is usually spent getting information about your dental health history and needs, and possibly taking some X-rays. Then, dental hygienists will then get to work cleaning your teeth!

4. Can you make my smile brighter?

Several cosmetic dentistry treatments are available to discuss during a first visit, including tooth whitening and dental implants. While talking about your dental health goals, let the dentist know exactly what you would like to change about your smile so you can take part in making a plan for treatment and future care.

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5. Is there anything I can do after the visit?

You have a responsibility to maintain the health of your teeth and gums with at-home care. Ask the dentist to recommend a toothbrush, toothpaste, rinse and diet changes to give you the whitest smile and healthiest mouth.

How to Get Started

Now that you know what to ask, book your first visit with Simcoe Smile Dental at (905) 728.2321. Our caring staff will take care of you.

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