Of course, you should feel free to ask us anything as a new patient (or a long standing patient). However, when you’re just getting started, we know that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and even easier to feel like you’re not entirely sure where to begin. Rather than getting bogged down by the many potential details surrounding your oral health and your dreams for your smile, our Ankeny, IA team suggests that instead, you focus on a handful of important beginning questions that will get you started, so you quickly reach a comfort level.
#1: What’s The First Thing I Should Do?
When you meet our team for your very first dental visit, we will be entirely focused on your oral health. You will come in for a dental cleaning and a dental checkup with us. We’ll quickly see whether your smile is already in excellent health or if there’s anything you need (like a filling, help with gingivitis, etc.) to get your smile on track. Maybe you need nothing at all. Perhaps you need multiple treatments. Whatever the case, feel free to ask us about the best way to begin with your smile. We may tell you to keep doing what you’re doing. We may help you prioritize your treatments. It’s all about your needs and ensuring we help you take the (easy) steps to keep your tissues safe.
#2: How Can I Reach My Goals?
Everyone has goals for their smiles and their oral health. As a new patient, you may be focused on simply maintaining a healthy smile. You may be spending a lot of time thinking about how to end up with a whiter smile. You may wish to replace missing teeth or to align your smile. Whatever the case, these aren’t things you will accomplish all within your very first visit. However, they are details you can ask about and begin planning for during that first visit. Ask us about your unique goals, so we can talk with you about what your journey toward reaching them is going to look like!
We Welcome New Patients To Our Practice!
If you are a new patient, we look forward to seeing you, getting to know all about you and your smile, and guiding your oral health toward long-term success! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.