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Questions to Ask a New Dentist at Your First Appointment
Posted on 6/13/2018 by Sundberg Office
An appointment with a new dentist is an exciting experience. Not only will you get your teeth examined, but you'll also forge what is hopefully a long-term relationship with your dental provider.
This is the time to get your questions answered and to learn more about what you can expect.
What Should You Ask Your New Dentist?
Whether you moved, changed insurance, or simply need a change of pace, it is important to find a dentist that is a good fit for your life. When you arrive at your first appointment, use these questions to gauge whether or not your new dentist is right for you:
How does scheduling work in your office?
Does your office accept my insurance, or do you offer any type of special financing?
Do you have an area of specialty?
Are you able to handle emergencies?
How many dentists work for your office? How many hygienists? Will I always be working with the same team?
How often do you require that x-rays to be taken?
Do you have a way to handle my dental anxiety?
It may be helpful to write down your questions ahead of time so that you don't forget to ask anything at your appointment.
Follow-Up Questions after Your Appointment
After your dentist has had a chance to look at your teeth, you may want clarification on the status of your oral health. This is the time that you can ask questions about how your teeth look and if your dentist noticed any signs of a problem.
Inquire about additional tips or guidance he might have for you to better care for your teeth. Use your dentist as a resource to make sure your mouth is as healthy as possible.
If you're looking for a new dentist, feel free to call us today to set up an appointment. We are happy to be your new dentist and to answer these questions for you.