The start of the patient/dentist relationship, so letstake some time to get to know each other.
Be certain to tell us about all the bits that make you nervous, what you dont like, what you are OK with.
Everything goes at your pace.
You don’t have to do anything you're not comfortable with.
You can stop at any time.
...And stress balls are always available - just ask.
The questionnaire establishes a few basics...
How have you been?
Do you take any medications?
Do you have any allergies?
How do you rate your smile?
Then we sit down and have a chat. Learning about you and your lifestyle helps us understand the history of your teeth.
Using the famous dentists mirror* we take a good look to see if there are any problems.
*It really is just a tiny mirror on the end of a pole.
Rather like a selfie stick, but for teeth
Using the other famous dentist tool, the probe*, we feel for any problems.
*You can feel the tooth's surface yourself with your finger nail, but a finger nail is rather unprofessional, so we use the probe instead.
High quality, digital x-ray images are fast, efficient and quite safe. more info...
*An X-ray, is just a black & white photograph that's taken with a rather fancy camera.
Once the examination is complete we can talk about your options. If you're lucky we'll simply ask you to come back in six months for a regular checkup. But if treatment is required we will sit down with you and help you work out a plan. At the end you will have a comprehensive written plan describing exactly what is needed, and how much it will cost to get you the smile you want.