Oral health can have a favorable impact on your mental, physical, and social well-being. It may make it possible for you to eat, speak, and socialize without pain or shame. Proper dental hygiene is a lifelong commitment to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Eating nutritious foods, brushing, and flossing, and visiting the dentist on a regular basis are all important aspects of maintaining your oral health.
A comprehensive examination, thorough cleaning, and follow-up check-ups will help keep your gums and teeth healthier and your mouth feeling fresh, whether it is your first visit or you have been going to your dentist on a regular basis for many years. It is almost as important to prepare for a dental appointment as it is to show up.
Following the procedures below will guarantee that your first visit to your dentist appointment with Mesilla Valley Family Dentistry runs as smoothly as possible:
- Select a Reputable Dentist.
Your dentist should be able to communicate well with you and manage any nervousness you may be experiencing. Open lines of communication between you and your dentist can boost your confidence and help you form a long-term patient-dentist connection.
- Your Dental History Should be Provided to Your Dentist.
Ascertain that your dentist has access to your dental records. If this is your first appointment, Dr. Borham advises to contact your previous dental clinic to transfer your dental records.
- Make a List of All Medications and Their Dosages for Your Dentist.
It is critical that your Dr. Borham understands what medications you are taking and how much of them you are taking. Bring your prescriptions with you or write down the names of each and deliver them to Mesilla Valley Family Dentistry, as well as the amount and frequency with which you take them.
- Make a list of all your questions and concerns.
Dr. Borham advises writing down all your questions and concerns which is one way to prepare for a dental check-up so you can discuss them with Dr. Borham before your visit. Having your fears and questions addressed can help you feel more at peace and more prepared for what’s to come.
- Caffeine Should be Avoided Before Your Visit.
Being nervous while sitting in the dentist’s chair is generally not a smart idea. Too much caffeine can cause this, making it more difficult for Dr. Borham to effectively work on your teeth.
- Consult with the Dentist.
If you are not just getting a standard check-up, sit down with your dentist to discuss your upcoming dental procedure. Find out whether you will need to follow any pre- or post-operative instructions, and whether you should bring someone with you to your visit.
- Schedule an appointment for the next medical examination
Before you leave the Mesilla Valley Family Dentistry, schedule your next exam or cleaning, and ask for a reminder. This will ensure that you keep up with your routine visits.
We value our relationship with you, so we pledge to make each of your visits as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We want you to feel appreciated in our clinic, and we welcome both existing and new patients. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.