It’s time. You haven’t visited in years, even though you know you should. It’s been too long, and it’s time to go back for your own sake.
It’s time to return to the dentist office.
We know how valuable routine dental visits are for our patients at First Dental Associates. But every regular patient was once a new patient, and we are happy to see new faces at our dentist office in Reading, MA, too.
Today, we want to discuss a few things — what you can expect as a new patient at our office, what is preventive care, and what we can do with our restorative options.
Your First Visit As A New Patient
No matter how long it’s been since your last visit to a dentist office, we want you to feel comfortable. Whether you are new to the area or new to our practice, we want you to know that you are welcome at our office.
As part of your initial visit, we will assess your oral health. We will do this through digital X-rays, a professional dental cleaning, and thorough exam. If you wish, this can include an oral cancer screening with our VELscope. This tool gives us a better way to find this disease in the earliest stages.
This is just one example of the state-of-the-art technology we use. Technology helps us diagnose problems early and can play an important role in providing pain-free treatments.
During your initial visit, you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi, our dentist in Reading, MA. This is a great time to discuss your oral health. If you would like to make some changes to your smile, she can help you discuss which of our many services can help you improve the appearance of your smile and the function of your mouth.
In case you were wondering, yes, there is paperwork involved in your initial visit. However, you can save time by downloading our new patient forms, printing them, and filling them out before you arrive for your first appointment.
Ongoing Preventive Dentistry
As we mentioned earlier, we hope your initial visit will lead to regular visits to First Dental Associates.
Preventive dentistry is the best approach to your oral health. During your regular visits, our dental professionals will be looking for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues. Early detection leads to more effective treatments.
We also will provide a thorough dental cleaning. This will remove any plaque or tartar buildup in your mouth. That greatly reduces your risk of developing long-term oral health problems.
No matter how good you are about brushing and flossing at home, a professional dental cleaning can play a vital role in maintaining your oral health.
If you want to take your preventive efforts a step further, we can help with that, too. Dental sealants make it harder for bacteria to cause cavities on your molars (the flatter teeth in the back of your mouth).
Fluoride treatments can be helpful in two ways. If you have minor damage from bacteria, fluoride can help repair your enamel. Fluoride also can be used to make healthy enamel even stronger and more resistant to tooth decay.
Last but not least, we can create mouthguards to prevent other kinds of damage to your teeth. Custom-fitted athletic mouthguards offer the best protection for your teeth and jaw if you play any high-impact sports. We also offer mouthguards that you can wear at night if you have a history of grinding your teeth in your sleep.
Fixing Smiles With Restorative Dentistry
We’ve learned that some people avoid dental visits because they are concerned that the dentist will judge them based on the condition of their teeth.
That’s not what you will find at First Dental Associates. Dr. Sadeghi and our team are here to support you in your efforts to maintain or to improve your oral health. No matter how bad you might think your teeth are, we have ways to help.
Through restorative dentistry, we can repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or teeth that have are broken or cracked. We can restore infected teeth, and we can replace a single tooth, an entire mouth’s worth of teeth, or any number of teeth in between.
We are here to help you restore more than just your smile.
Call Us To Learn More
If you are ready to make an appointment or you just want to know more about our approach to dental care, contact us online or call 781-435-7290 today.