Your first dental appointment at a new practice can be a source of anxiety. We want to provide you with the necessary resources to help you prepare for your upcoming appointment. Whether this will be your first dental appointment in our practice or your first dental appointment altogether, our goal is to make your experience a positive one. Our entire team is happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your upcoming appointment. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding what to expect during a dental appointment:
What should I bring with me to my dental appointment?
You should bring a valid ID (a driver’s license), recent dental records if available, your payment method or insurance information, and your smile. Our team will collect the necessary information and forms from you before your appointment begins. Come prepared to discuss your dental concerns and aesthetic goals. Dr. Brian Linton, Dr. Hannah Voelker, and Dr. Ed Davis will evaluate your smile and help you determine if any treatment plans are necessary. We encourage you to explore our website to get a better understanding of our available dental services.
How often should I schedule a dental appointment?
We recommend scheduling a preventative care appointment once every six months. This allows us to keep a close eye on your dental health and to catch any dental concerns before they develop into major dental issues. Regular dental cleanings will help you maintain the aesthetics and functionality of your smile. Some of the most common and costly dental concerns could have often been conservatively treated and controlled during their early-stage development. During these preventative appointments, we will evaluate your smile, clean your teeth, and take any necessary x-rays to ensure you are on track to reaching your long-term dental health goals.
I’m unsure of what dental services I need. How will I know?
Patient education is important to us at Linton Dental. We believe that an informed patient is a healthy patient. Dr. Linton, Dr. Voelker, and Dr. Davis are willing to discuss with you the current state of your dental health and what treatment options we would recommend for your smile. If you have cosmetic concerns about your smile, be sure to mention these at your appointment as we are happy to provide cosmetic dentistry services as well. Otherwise, don’t be too worried about being unsure regarding what your smile needs prior to your appointment. Dr. Voelker, Dr. Linton, and Dr. Davis will ensure that by the time you leave our office, you are fully informed on your dental health needs and appropriate treatment options.