“I’ve never experienced such a thorough exam before!” “No other doctor listened as carefully!” “I wish someone had realized my bite was off before.” We hear all kinds of things after a patient’s first visit, and we love that we make our guests so happy with our care. It is our job to get you healthy, after all.
Your first visit starts with a thorough exam, beginning with your bite.
We check your chewing muscles for soreness, listen for clicks and pops in your jaw, and perform a load test to make sure your internal structures have no problems or pain. What we are looking for is harmony in your bite. We document any teeth that are hindering proper movement or sliding into each other, and how your teeth fit together.
Then we look for abfractions – chips along the gumline that indicate clenching or grinding. Of course we check your gums for any sign or infection, and your teeth for decay and signs of wear.
Once the exam is complete, Dr. Widener will talk with you about his discoveries. We spend plenty of time listening to you and educating you as well. Together, we can come up with a treatment plan, if necessary, and decide on the best course of action to get you back to ideal health. We never rush you or pressure you into getting care you don’t want or need. Instead, we show you the options and let you decide how you want to proceed.
Oh the pampering! Some people feel so relaxed here, they never want to leave. They stand around the fireplace, sipping coffee or tea, or watch their kids play in the playground right outside. Others lounge in front of Apple TV watching their favorite show while they wait to have their teeth whitened with our Biolase Epic X laser. Still others play video games with their kids on our iPad pros. Well, you get the picture. Here are a few other things you can look forward to:
- Beverages including bottled water and a Keurig machine
- Sidewalk chalk and other active entertainment for your kiddos
- Snuggly blankets that can be warmed if you’d like
- Cozy pillows
- Complimentary lip balm
- Heated aroma napkins
- Family appointments
Yes, we are a dental office not a family vacation, and don’t you forget it!
Your budget is important to us and want to help you stretch it. We take assignment of benefits, which means we will send your bill to your insurance company and you pay the balance later. We also offer a 5% fee reduction if you pay in advance, and we can help you sign up with CareCredit for 18 months of interest-free financing. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask. We want smiling to be easy, fun… and affordable!