New And Current Patient Resources
We appreciate the confidence and trust you have placed in us, and we look forward to meeting you and helping you with your dental needs. Our mission is for you to keep your teeth all of your life in maximum comfort, function, and aaaesthetics.
During your first visit, our main focus will be to assess your dental health needs and current condition. In that regard, it is our intention to provide you with superior evaluation of all aspects of biologic, functional and aaesthetic concern. The evaluation will include appropriate imaging, photographs, and possibly models, as well as an opportunity to share your thoughts and concerns. The dentist will review all the information, establishing a diagnosis and a life-long care program that will assist you in maintaining your personal dental health for a lifetime.
To ensure your appointment starts on time, kindly complete the new patient forms before your scheduled time.
our Mission Statement
Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry.
To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Listening to those we are privileged to serve
- Earning the trust and respect of patients, profession and community
- Exceeding your expectations
- Ensuring a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment
- Striving for continuous improvement at all levels
What To Expect at your first appointment
While many believe that at-home oral hygiene alone is sufficient in maintaining good oral health, regular dental cleaning appointments are crucial to rounding out your routine. Without these, the teeth and gums are susceptible to infection and decay. Poor oral health can be detrimental to your overall health.
We recommend you make an appointment twice a year to ensure optimal oral health. Patients who are more susceptible to gum disease or cavities should consider more frequent visits.
Contact LifeSmiles of New Hope at (770) 445-1314 for more information on what to expect at your first checkup, or continue reading below!
smile and relax
Let’s face it… dental appointments can be a drag. That’s why we promise to make you comfortable, treat you with the utmost respect, and help you get on with your day. We pride ourselves on being friendly, understanding people who know what you are going through. You have our promise to support you every step of the way!
what happens at my first visit?
First, reach out to us to schedule your appointment online, over the phone, or in-person. Be sure to set reminders on your phone or a physical calendar so you don’t miss your appointment! Once you’re here for your initial appointment, we’ll perform a thorough oral exam, take x-rays, and check for issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems that can affect not only your mouth but your overall health. Lastly, we’ll discuss personalized treatment options that can help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
dental cleaning expectations
Here’s what you can expect from a typical dental cleaning appointment:
The first step of the cleaning is to remove any plaque or tartar buildup. Your dental hygienist will use specialized tools to scrub and then polish every surface of your teeth.
Your hygienist will floss in between each tooth, which is essential for removing hidden food particles and keeping the gums and teeth healthy. Many people make the mistake of not flossing every day, which is why it is so important during a dental cleaning appointment.
During your exam, your dentist will keep an eye out for cavities, gum inflammation, and other issues that may affect your oral health. If a problem is found, we may suggest a follow-up appointment to remedy the situation.
Setting up Future Visits
Consistency is key in maintaining good oral hygiene. This not only includes regularly taking care of your smile at home, but also scheduling a dental exam every 6 months or so. Life is hectic, and it can be easy for things like dentist appointments to slip through the cracks. Scheduling your appointment while at the dentist is a great way to make sure your next visit is set!