Your First Visit
Visiting a new dental office to see a new dentist can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. However, with rising concerns about oral health issues, it has become a common trend for people to visit the dentist regularly. It is common to find patients who remain with their same doctor for many years as they feel comfortable with the service but, under specific circumstances, such as moving to a new area, people have to find new doctors.
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!
Release of Records Consent
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Scheduling a dental appointment
Why wait until you have a toothache or have another dental issue to visit our dentist? This is not a wise choice as it can complicate your condition and later require extensive treatment. Visiting our dentist should be scheduled routinely to treat and maintain your oral health. Therefore, after your first visit, it’s recommended to visit our dentist every few months to keep looking and feeling great!
Our dentist will recommend arriving early to your appointment in order to fill out new patient forms. You have the option of completing the following new patient paperwork prior to your first appointment to ensure an expedient visit. Click the following link to download our new patient forms:
Discuss Symptoms With our Dentist
It is important to discuss your oral health with our dentist with full honesty. Providing our dentist with this information will allow for the best treatment recommendation. If you are feeling sensitivity or any discomfort in your mouth, revealing this is recommended to treat the issue before it worsens. Our team at West Falls Church Dental in Falls Church, Virginia wants you to feel comfortable with our practice and will assist you with any dental issues you may be experiencing.
Discuss Your Daily Dental Routine
It is also important for you to remember that it is recommended to discuss each and every aspect of your daily dental routine with our dentist. Our dentist will discuss proper teeth cleaning methods, along with answer any questions you may have.
After studying your dental health history, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth, and mouth.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth, which will give a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases, and cavities. The x-rays are suggested to be done each time a patient comes in either with a severe problem or routinely after at least a year, since the state of teeth has probably changed in that time.
After the dental check-up, our dentist will discuss your results with you and guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that were found in your mouth.
It is highly suggested that you schedule follow-up sessions twice a year to prevent any cavities, tooth decay or oral health issues from developing. During these routine check-ups, the teeth are usually cleaned and treated to ensure that they remain in good shape.
We understand that a number of people have a busy routine and it is not an easy task to remember a dental appointment. To deal with this concern, our office can always provide our patients with a smile reminder, which is sent through a text message or an email to help you remember about your dental appointment and even driving directions for your initial visit.