Your First Visit
and what to expect.
Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and state-of-the-art dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist; you are not alone, and our practice puts forth an extra effort to make sure that you are comfortable and happy every time you visit. We are sensitive to your needs as a patient; you can always count on receiving individual attention from our doctor and team.
Your first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your dental health.
Your first visit with Dr. Kelso includes:
- A review of your complete dental and medical history forms.
- Complete X-rays of your teeth and mouth.
- An oral exam - Dr. Kelso will make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, and check for any cavities or early signs of tooth decay. He will recommend a cleaning for you as a return visit to our office.
Once Dr. Kelso has reviewed your dental and medical health history forms, and completed your dental exam, he will provide you with a dental consultation, and information about any additional dental treatments you, or your child, may need. During this time Dr. Kelso will also answer any questions you may have. Dr. Kelso and her team welcome any questions you may have, and are always available to listen to your concerns.
Bring your smile; but also remember to bring these things with you to your first dental appointment:
- Your insurance card
- Your list of medications
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining your healthy smile!
No matter what your age, visiting the dentist on a regular basis will help keep your teeth and gums healthy, and your smile bright!
The American Dental Association recommends that you, and your child, visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings; and, we would love to see you here every six months to make sure that your smile is staying healthy! We will recommend a recall routine and x-ray requirements that applies specifically to your needs.
We understand that you have a busy schedule, so while we like to make sure your appointments are informative; we also like to make sure they don’t stop you from doing the things you love! When preparing to visit the dentist, please know that your appointment can last 60 minutes for cleanings in our office.
When it’s time for your next dental appointment, please call (863) 603-7400, and our friendly office staff will be ready to help you schedule an appointment.