Your First Visit at Aesthetic Dental Center of Dover, NJ
At Aesthetic Dental Center, the safety, comfort and satisfaction of our patients are our highest priority. Considering the times that we are living in, we've gone above and beyond to ensure that both our patients and staff are completely safe when in our dental practice.
Let's take a look at some of the things that you can expect when you are making your first visit to Aesthetic Dental Center in Dover.
Please arrive a few minutes early so that you have time to complete all needed paperwork. When you enter our waiting room, your Patient Service Representative will greet you and help you get started on all necessary paperwork.
Some typical forms include your medical and dental history, privacy practices, insurance information, and other needed information. By having this information filled out before your appointment, it allows us to accommodate other patients and remain on schedule with appointments.
Your Initial Consultation
When you first meet with your new dentist, this is a good opportunity to present any questions or concerns that you may have regarding your treatment goals. When patients are sitting in the dental chair, they tend to go blank, so it helps to write everything down before your first appointment.
Your First Visit: What to Expect
Although each patient is a unique individual, there are some common elements to a patient's first visit to our dental office.
Comprehensive Dental Exam
Although you may be properly caring for your teeth at home, undergoing regular dental cleanings helps to reach areas that you cannot get to by yourself. Using specialized dental tools, your dental hygienist will provide a deep cleaning to remove any buildup of plaque to guard against gum disease and tooth decay.
Your dental hygienist is trained to spot early symptoms of both gum disease and tooth decay. They will be cleaning in hard-to-reach areas under your gums and between your teeth, which are common areas that allow bacteria to thrive. Your dental cleaning will also help to polish and brighten your teeth and remove stains.
Although your teeth may look perfectly fine and healthy when seen from the outside, tooth decay can be sneaky. Taking x-rays allows us to get a better picture of what is actually going on inside your teeth. It also helps to establish a baseline so that we can note any subsequent changes in your oral health from this point forward.
Checking Your Bite
One common element of a comprehensive dental exam is checking your bite to ensure that you do not have a malocclusion that requires addressing. The way that you chew and speak can be affected by an overbite, cross bite or under bite, so it is critical that your teeth line up correctly for proper functionality. This is particularly true for younger children.
Schedule Your Appointment
Please contact Aesthetic Dental Center to schedule your first appointment or to request additional information about any of our dental procedures, treatments or practices.
We take our patients’ privacy seriously. Please refrain from providing any personal health or sensitive information. Call us at (973) 361-6200 to schedule your appointment over the phone.
“A professional experience all around, A beautiful and friendly staff from the ladies in front to the Dentists and assistant’s doing the work. I was made to feel plenty comfortable and safe . Safety is clearly very important to them. And their dental work is outstanding.”
- Gerry Fancera
“I am terrified of the dentist. My experience with the office staff and dentist was wonderful. Dr. Vladimir took his time explaining procedures and helped me to make the best decision regarding my dental plan. The office is beautiful and very clean. Very impressed.”
- Samantha M
“Blown away by my experience at this establishment. Dr. Lee seamlessly extracted two wisdom teeth and felt no pain. The whole staff was beyond cordial and communicative. Looking forward to continuing my care here.”
- Erik Moran