What to Expect on Your First Holistic Dental Visit
If you have never been to a holistic dentist before, you may be wondering what to expect on your first visit. Our team takes a holistic approach to dentistry, considering all aspects of your dental health when providing care. This includes everything from your oral health to your overall well-being.
How Your First Dental Appointment at Holistic Dental Center will Be Different
Your first dental appointment should be about getting to know you and your smile. We want to learn about your medical history, dental maintenance routine and personal goals for oral health. This holistic approach sets us apart from other dental practices. We answer your dental health concerns with compassion and understanding and provide you with a treatment plan tailored to you and your needs. We believe it is essential for you to understand what to expect at your first dental visit to our office.
Thorough Dental Exam
Over 60-90 minutes at your first dental appointment, our doctor will conduct a comprehensive exam beyond “just looking at your teeth and gums” as a standalone part of your body. You’ll take a complete set of (2D) low radiation digital dental x-rays where the doctor will determine if any visible concerns need to be addressed. We provide you the option to take a supplement that eliminates free radicals as an extra level of protection. Additionally, we will use the Meridian tooth to organ chart to identify the relationship between oral issues and experiences with possible problematic health concerns elsewhere in the body.
Medical History Review
Your mouth is the gateway to the body, our holistic dentistry approach recognizes the relationship between teeth and organs, not separate systems but connected and operate as a symbiotic relationship. Our doctor will take ample time to review your medical history while discussing any concerns you may have.
Oral Health Evaluation
Our holistic dentists will look at the quality of your teeth, thoroughly examining your tooth enamel, possible cavities or pockets, tooth decay, gum health, and other aspects of oral care while also identifying any areas of concern.
The complete evaluation of your oral condition includes:
- Assessment of your existing restorations, making sure there are no fractures, leaking, loose or decaying fillings, crowns, or bridges
- Checking for any new decay, infections, abscesses, hidden jaw infections, etc.
- Evaluating your TMJ joint
- Performing an oral cancer screening
- Screening for possible gum disease and recession
- Taking a bacterial sample of plaque to look under the microscope to check the oral bacteria whether any harmful bacteria are of concern
- Read and interpret the complete set of low radiation digital x-rays
Treatment Plan for the Future
Between getting to know you and the doctors evaluation of your oral health, we’ve collected enough data to recommend a custom treatment plan unique to your case. Afterward, you’ll learn our approach, the materials used, and what to expect with your upcoming procedure.
Schedule Your First Dentist Appointment at Holistic Dental Center Today!
Your first dental appointment at a new location can make you feel anxious, but we want you to have confidence when scheduling an appointment with our office and know what to expect before your visit.
If you are ready to transform your health and smile, don’t hesitate to schedule a dental appointment today! Our New Patient Coordinator and dental team are prepared to work with you and provide you with the best holistic dental care possible.