Taking care of your oral health is extremely important for your overall health. Studies have linked poor oral care to other health conditions in the body. By practicing good oral hygiene and seeing your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and exams, you can have healthier teeth and help to avoid the common oral health conditions that can lead to decay and tooth loss.
When you first arrive at Family Dentist Loop, you will be asked for your insurance information and you will need to fill out some forms about your health and medications that you take on a regular basis. It is important that you arrive a little early for your first appointment so that you will have time to get all of the forms filled out properly.
When you are first called back, you will be taken to the cleaning room. Your teeth will first be cleaned, using special tools that remove plaque and food particles. Your teeth will then be flossed and will finally be polished, to bring out their shine. The cleaning process helps to not only remove the substances that cause plaque but to also clean the teeth so that the dentist can better examine them.
Once your teeth have been thoroughly cleaned, you will have X-rays done. The X-rays help your dentist to find any hidden issues in your teeth and gums that are not visible by the naked eye. Once you have had your X-rays done, the dentist will examine your teeth, using special instruments that check for inclusions in the teeth. He or she will also examine your gums and using the examination data and the X-rays, will make sure that their are no oral health concerns.
Once your dentist has completed your examination, you will be given information on what was found. If you have any cavities or other issues, the dentist will schedule you for treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, this is a good time to talk to your dentist about them.
Knowing what to expect from your first dental appointment can set your mind at ease and allow you to feel comfortable. By seeing your dentist at least twice a year, you can keep your smile as healthy as possible.
For more information, please visit the website of Windy City Family Dental.