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Regular Checkups

Don’t brush off regular checkups to the dentist! Regular dental checkups are essential to maintaining good oral health. We encourage regular checkups at least every six months. Seeing the dentist twice a year is recommended because your dentist can:

  • Check for problems that you might not see or feel
  • Find early signs of decay
  • Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable

  • Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing, and an oral exam by the doctor. During the oral exam, the doctor checks the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. At each visit, the doctor also checks old fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.

    Your first visit to The Smile Salon typically includes an x-ray that allows our team to view the structure of the jaw, the position of any teeth that have not yet erupted, malformed roots, and tooth decay.

    The initial visit also involves getting your medical history. When you share your medical history with us, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information on your health. Inform your dentist if you have experienced recent hospitalization or surgery, or if you have recently been ill. Also tell us the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking whether prescription or over-the-counter products – and the name of your physician. Inform us of any changes in your health or medications. This information will help us to select the most safe and effective method of treatment for you.

    Patient Forms

    Please help us be prepared for your first appointment by completing these forms. Download the forms below to your computer, print them out, complete the forms, and bring them with you to your first appointment.

  • HIPAA Notification
  • HIPAA Usual Consent
  • Medical History
  • Patient Information