What can I expect during my first appointment?

The first appointment is where we get to learn more about you and your dental history. We ask that you arrive around 15 to 20 minutes early to fill out any remaining new patient forms. We’ll need your ID and insurance, so make sure you have those available!

After getting a dental exam and going over your history, you’ll meet the dentist, who will discuss what was seen on the x-rays. First appointment times can vary depending on what the dentist finds during your examination.

What if I haven’t visited the dentist in a long time?

If you can’t remember the last time you’ve seen a dentist, there’s no need to feel embarrassed about it! You may require a more extended cleaning and will need dental x-rays to examine the current state of your oral health. You may also need to come in more frequently until the health of your teeth and gums are fully restored.

Why would I need a dental x-ray?

We take dental x-rays to examine the state of your teeth. They’re also great for getting to the root of a dental problem you may be having. The x-ray will catch certain signs that can be missed or overlooked with just the naked eye. These can detect infections, changes in your bone structure, cysts, or impacted teeth.

How do I know if I need a filling?

The best way to tell if you have a cavity is with a professional exam and x-rays. Cavities are often symptom free, and if they become painful they may need a root canal. It's best to catch cavities early with a visit to Burlington Dental Health for an exam and x-rays.

Do I still need to see a dentist if I have perfect oral hygiene?

Even if you brush, floss, and use mouthwash religiously, you still should visit the dentist twice a year. Without a professional cleaning, plaque will begin to build up and impact your gums if left untreated. Regular dental examinations can also help determine any early signs of oral diseases.