The start of the patient/dentist relationship.
Lets take the time to get to know each other.
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...
*If you think about it, 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.