Visiting the Dentist
To make the most of your dentist appointment, you should be prepared. Regular visits to a dentist helps find, prevent and take care of dental issues before they become large and expensive problems. The more you communicate with your dentist, the better the relationship will be, and the better they will be able to take care of you.
What to Bring
- Your medical history
- A list of medications you are taking
- Your insurance card and a form of identification
- Your smile
What to Expect
The dentist will:
- Ask about your medical history. Do you have any health issues?
- Ask how do you take care of your teeth daily
- Check for tooth decay and Gum disease
- Examine your teeth, mouth and jaw
- Clean and floss your teeth
- Take X-Rays
- Discuss the Use of Fluoride
- Recommends ways to improve daily care.
- Schedules future appointments
Have you been to the dentist lately? Many dentists have re-designed their spaces to accommodate families. Toys for the kids, a friendly staff and lots of support are all there to make sure you have a great visit. Visiting a dentist twice a year is an important part of your dental health. Learn more about what to expect and how to prepare for a dental appointment with the help of the Connecticut Oral Health Initiative. Contact us so that we can help you find a dentist in your area.