First Visit

Redmond Family Smiles is committed to providing you and your family with comfortable, safe, and gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel at ease while visiting our practice, all while providing the best care possible.

What to Expect

During your first visit, we will review your dental and medical history, listen to any concerns or questions you may have regarding your dental health and take any necessary Digital X-rays of your teeth and mouth. Then, the doctor and hygienist will meet with you to perform a complete exam.

We will use all of this information, along with intra-oral pictures to help you create your own individual treatment plan.  We will explain any different options that you may have and answer any questions that you may have.  Assuming that your treatment plan does not require a more involved cleaning (deep cleaning), we will clean and polish your teeth at this appointment as well.

Should you need a deeper cleaning that may take multiple appointments, we may start it at the first appointment (time permitting) or schedule it again soon with a proper length appointment time.  Our goal is to make you comfortable, and to help get your mouth and smile as healthy as possible and then to build a long-term relationship and help you keep it that way!

What You Need to Bring

Regular Check-Ups

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist at least every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. Our program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits. The following are helpful recommendations:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day in a circular motion with a soft bristled toothbrush aimed at the gum
  • Floss once a day
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid sticky sugary foods
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Use antiseptic and fluoride rinses as directed
  • Sealants placed on young permanent teeth