Your First Consultation
At The Dental Family Beaumaris, we know how important it is to find a family dentist you can trust. We provide a welcoming and comfortable environment and personalised treatment plans that are tailored 100% to you. Our aim is to take the stress out of dental care and give you ultimate peace of mind knowing you’re in the safest of hands.
What to Expect at Your First Appointment
If you’re visiting us for the first time, this is what you can generally expect your first appointment to look like:
1. A Thorough Dental Examination
Your first visit begins with a comprehensive dental examination. Our friendly and gentle dentists pride themselves on diagnosing any potential dental issues early. Many early problems are hard to spot with the naked eye. However, our special modern dentistry tools and technology allow us to examine your mouth with accuracy and precision.
Our focus is slightly different for adults and children, though we believe our primary responsibility and duty of care is the same in both our child and adult patients.
Adult dental examinations:
The most common dental disease in adults is gum disease. For the most part, it’s painless with bleeding gums often being the only warning sign. Many people are unaware of how to prevent gum disease. It includes effective oral hygiene including brushing and flossing, but with the correct technique. Our dentists can educate you on how to take best care of your teeth in between your dental visits.
Child dental examinations:
The most common dental disease in children is tooth decay. Education on how to reduce the risk of tooth decay is an essential part of your child’s dental appointment. We ensure you leave with all the knowledge you need to confidently take care of your child’s oral health at home. Our dentists will also make an assessment of your child’s orthodontic development.
2. Digital X-Rays
Your dentist will assess whether you require digital x-rays. These are needed to get a look beneath the surface, i.e between your teeth and under your gum line. With child patients, x-rays will only be required if there are high levels of tooth decay present. Fortunately, most children do not need x-rays. For adults, x-rays are usually recommended as part of your first visit. Once we have them, we won’t need to update them for around two years.
3. Teeth Cleaning
The final step of your first visit to the Dental Family Beaumaris is teeth cleaning. In children, only a light cleaning is needed usually. In adults, the extent of your teeth cleaning will depend on various factors, including if there is gum disease present. Once the cleaning is complete, your dentist will apply a fluoride treatment to help prevent tooth decay.
Book Your First Visit Today
Scheduling an appointment at our Beaumaris dental practice is easy! And when it comes to having your appointment, we go above and beyond to ensure your comfort. Our friendly team is here to support you and offer you the best possible patient experience.