First visits anywhere can be difficult, but first visits to the dentist worry many adults who haven’t been to the dentist in a while or who have never been at all.
If you are considering a visit to a new dentist or a first visit, our friendly staff at can make you feel relaxed and at home.
What Happens on Your First Visit to the Dentist?
On your first visit to the dentist, you will most likely be introduced to the dentist and the dental hygienist. They will examine your teeth and take x-rays. You may have your teeth cleaned and polished.
You will want to talk to the dentist about any concerns that you have, and they may ask you questions about any surgeries you have had, or medications you are taking. You may also get a tutorial on brushing and flossing, depending on how long it has been since your last dental visit.
Can I Get a Dental Exam and X-rays During My First Visit?
Usually, during a first dental visit, you will get a dental exam and x-rays. If you are bringing current x-rays with you from another dentist, you may not need additional x-rays until your next visit.
In order to develop a treatment plan for you, the dentist will give you a dental exam to check your teeth, gums, tongue, and other structures inside your mouth.
How Often Should I Go to the Dentist?
Most patients visit the dentist twice a year for cleaning and a checkup. However, if you have advanced gum disease, the dentist may recommend you visit them every three to four months.
When Should I take My Child to the Dentist for the First Time?
Most dentists recommend that you begin to bring your children to the dentist when they get their first tooth, which is around their first birthday.
However, if your child’s first birthday has passed, and there is still no sign of a tooth, you can go ahead and bring them in any way.
During a child’s first visit, the dentist will spend some time with your child so that they become familiar and comfortable with them.
The dentist will examine your child’s mouth, ask about any concerns you might have, and, depending on the age of the child, they may take x-rays.
The dentist may be able to give you advice on keeping your child’s mouth clean, and when to start a regular brushing and flossing routine.
If your children are older, the procedure for a first dental visit is roughly the same. Your child will meet the dentist, get x-rays, and you can get your questions answered.
We want your child’s first dental visit to be welcoming and fun.
First Visit With Pacific Ave Dental!
We are pleased to welcome you to our office! Please take a moment to complete our new patient information paperwork and email it to our office prior to your appointment so that we may better serve you.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you prefer you may bring the packet in with you to your first visit.
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Further Questions? Give Us a Call!
Kindly arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. Our office is located at 820 Pacific Ave. #204 in downtown Bremerton. Please call our office if you have any questions at (360) 373-3515. We look forward to meeting you!