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First Dental Visit

Your First Visit to Southeastern Dental Center

Your first dental visit is an essential step in maintaining good oral health. At Southeastern Dental Center, we take a comprehensive approach to oral health care, starting with a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth. We will create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. In addition to routine cleanings and exams, we may recommend X-rays, fluoride treatments, or sealants.


We hope that you will feel confident and reassured knowing that you are receiving the best possible care at Southeastern Dental.

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What to Expect at Your First Visit

First, we will take a complete medical history. This is to ensure that no current health issues may conflict with receiving dental treatment. If you have any medical records you would like included, please bring those to your first appointment. 

Next, we will do an exam. This will consist of visually examining your teeth and gums to look for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Then, we may need to take an x-ray of your teeth to get a complete picture of your dental health. This helps us to identify any cavities that may be present. Finally, we will create a treatment plan if needed based on your individualized needs. 

Finally, we will clean and polish your teeth. We may also apply fluoride to help protect your teeth from decay.

After your first visit, you should expect to return for regular checkups and cleanings every six months. These regular visits will help keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent problems from developing.

Preparing for Your Visit

These are a few things you can do to help prepare for your first dental visit and put your mind at ease.

  • Bring your dental health insurance information with you to your visit. This will help our staff process your claim quickly and ensure you get the coverage you’re entitled to. 
  • Let our dentist know about any concerns or issues you have with your teeth so they can be addressed during the visit. 
  • Write down any questions that you might have about dental care or treatment. Our dentist will be happy to answer them and help put your mind at ease.

Dental Habits to Practice at Home

Here are a few things you can do at home to help keep your teeth healthy.

  • Brush and floss regularly. This will remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums, preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks that can damage your teeth and lead to cavities.
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking can discolor your teeth and damage your gums. It’s also a leading cause of oral cancer.


With these tips, you’ll be able to keep a healthy and happy smile!

Contact Us to Schedule Your Dentist Appointment

If you are ready to take the following steps towards good oral health, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to help answer any of your questions and get you started on the path to a healthy mouth!