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What to Expect on a Dental Visit

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Been a While Since Your Last Dental Visit? Here’s What You Can Expect!

While you should be visiting the dentist twice a year to keep up with your regular dental checkups, we know that life can get in the way from that actually happening. We’re not here to offer any judgment! Of course, we want the best for your oral health, but what’s important to us is that no matter how long it’s been since your last visit, you’re still making the effort to take care of your smile. If it has been quite a while since you last saw a dentist, you may be wondering what to expect.

Consultation with Dental Team

Maybe you haven’t seen a dentist because you’re self-conscious about your smile. Maybe you haven’t gone because you weren’t sure if the dental issue you were dealing with was able to be fixed at all. Whatever the reason may be, you can expect to have an honest and open discussion with the dental team about your concerns and goals. That way they’ll be able to plan your treatment accordingly and tailor your care appropriately. Our dental offices are committed to using the highest quality procedures and materials. We also strictly adhere or exceed all standards of safety.

A Thorough Dental Cleaning

We think it’s hard to beat that wonderfully fresh feeling you get after a professional dental cleaning. For those who haven’t had one done in quite some time, it may take a little bit longer than the average. Don’t take this personally! We’re happy that you’re in the chair and we want to make sure we get rid of any plaque and tartar that may have accumulated.

Treatment Recommendations

Once your dentist has performed their exam, they’ll be able to give you their recommendations for what you should do next to look after your oral health. Maybe there’s a cavity that could do with a composite filling or maybe you’re all in the clear. Maybe you just need to follow some better techniques for proper brushing and flossing at home. Our goal is to help you take good care of your oral health. If you need additional dental treatment, we’ll get you set up with a follow-up visit.

Ready to come on in to a dental office? The Smiles Dental team offers you a warm welcome! Call or email us to schedule your visit at one of our Oregon or Washington practice locations.

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The Smiles team is pleased to provide excellent dentistry in the Pacific Northwest. Contact the office nearest you today to learn more about what we can do for your smile!

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