Your first visit
Meeting Dr Mike is the first thing you’ll do as a new patient. Dr Mike always wants to introduce himself to new visitors making sure they get a chance to see the office and treatment rooms so that they can be as comfortable as possible. At your first appointment Dr Mike will take x-rays to assess your overall dental health: jaw alignment, tooth alignment, whether there is decay, rupture, or other health concerns. He’ll also go over your medical history with you to determine the best course for you dental health and a care-plan to keep you healthy and smiling bright. While going over your medical history Dr Mike will be able to account for procedures and techniques that you may need or that he may need to avoid depending on your health, medication compatibility, and any concerns you might have about your dental care. Dr Mike’s a talker, and he likes to make sure his patients feel safe and at home in his office. So expect a good natured super dentist.
Constant pressure from chewing and jaw clenching can have very strenuous effects
Regular Checkups for Continual Oral Health
After your first appointment Dr Mike will set you up with a follow up appointment. Checkups are a good practice for patients to pick up. At each checkup Dr Mike checks the health of your teeth and adds the information from your checkup to your dental record so that he can continue to monitor your dental well-being.
At each checkup you can expect to have your teeth cleaned and polished by an oral hygienist. The hygienist will evaluate the condition of your gums and teeth, identify trouble areas and inform Dr Mike about any loose fillings or other dental concerns.
Regular checkups are important. Overtime, the constant pressure from chewing and jaw clenching can have a very strenuous effect on your jaw, teeth, cheeks, and tongue. This can cause numerous health problems you would think are seemingly unrelated to dental health, such as sinus issues, heart problems, and even back pain. So regular checkups are a great preventive practice concerning not just the health of your teeth and gums, but the health of your body as well. Dr Mike can determine if patients have been grinding their teeth in their sleep or are suffering the adverse effects of stress. Needless to say, dental treatment can make a world of difference in your day to day life. Smiles aren’t just signs of affection, mirth, or joy, but symbolic representations of core health and mental prosperity.