Information Regarding Consultations
Dental Patient Consultations
Our practice is currently accepting new patients. We are happy to provide a consultation for your dental procedure. Contact our offices by phone or email to schedule a consultation appointment.
During your consultation visit we will discuss your medical history and your current oral hygiene habits. We will also discuss your ideal oral health goals, and we can set up a plan to help you achieve those goals. If you have any records from your previous dentist, you can bring those to your first consultation with us.
We look forward to meeting you and working to improve your oral health.
During your first visit to Willis & Associates: Family Dentistry, our doctors will:
Take time listening to your concerns and expectations
Review with you your complete dental and medical history
Take a digital X-ray of your mouth and jaw (if needed)
Discuss with you the different treatments we provide
Answer any questions you may have
Go over each of our flexible payment plans so you can chose which is best for you
Once your doctor has gone over all your paperwork and all of your questions have been answered, you will begin your first exam!
After your first exam, it is important to continue to schedule regular checkups.
Regular checkups are important for a healthy mouth and healthy body!
Regular dental checkups are very important! You should be visiting the dentist every six months — that’s twice a year! Here are a couple things you can expect at your regular checkup:
Teeth cleaning: Your hygienist will perform a professional cleaning of your teeth. First your hygienist will floss your teeth. After that, she/he will use special dental tools to remove any plaque and tartar that may be built up on the surface of your teeth. Lastly, your hygienist will polish your teeth to make them appear brighter and smoother.
Exam: After your teeth have been properly cleaned, your dentists will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums to make sure that you don’t have any signs of decay or gingivitis and periodontal disease. Your dentists will also check any old fillings or other restorative work to make sure that nothing needs to be fixed.
Prevention Tips: In-between checkups, it is important for you to take care of your teeth and gums! Be sure to brush your teeth at least three times a day, and floss at least once. This will help minimize the amount of plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to tooth decay and disease. If you need help learning how to properly brush and floss, please ask at your next office visit and we will be happy to show you how!