"What will my dentist do at my first dental appointment?"

Find Your Dentist: Answering your questions for a better patient experience

Q: What will your dentist do at your first dental appointment?

A: At a first dental appointment, the dental hygienist will:

  • Assess the overall oral health and oral hygiene of the patient
  • Assess the risk of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease
  • Assess the need for tooth restoration or replacement
  • Scan the patient’s jaw for any issues
  • Evaluate the patient’s bite functionality
  • Remove minor stains or deposits on the patient’s teeth
  • Evaluate the patient’s need for fluoride
  • In some circumstances, take a dental X-ray

The circumstances of a first dental appointment vary depending on the patient’s age and overall mouth health. If you are an adult and have never had a dental appointment, we recommend scheduling a dental appointment as soon as possible to avoid problems and to prevent costly dental issues in the future.

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Waterside Dental Sarasota
1058 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
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