Welcome to Our Office!
We know life is busy, which is why we encourage families to schedule their first visits together! We’re happy to accommodate same-day scheduling for the entire family, and for your convenience, we offer our new patient forms online for you to fill out prior to your appointment, making your first visit that much more convenient. We ask that you please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, to make sure everything is in order, and so we can address any questions and concerns that you may have.
Your First Family Dental Visit
During your first visit, we may take X-rays to update your dental records, especially if it’s been more than a year since your last X-rays were taken. Current X-rays will reveal any conditions that may be present and help us determine if any further treatment is necessary. Then, we’ll thoroughly clean your teeth and discuss your dental health and treatment recommendations, if applicable.
Your Child’s First Pediatric Visit
Children should visit the dentist for the first time soon after the first baby tooth erupts, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 months. During the appointment, children can sit in their parent’s lap as we take a peek at their new tooth and the tissues around it to ensure they are in good health. We’ll also address any concerns you may have about your child’s dental health and give you tips for caring for their smiles at home. This first, stress-free visit also gives us a chance to help your child get acquainted with visiting the dentist’s office. After the age of three, you should begin bringing your child in regularly – at least once every six months – for routine preventive dental exams and cleanings.
Your First Orthodontic Visit
Orthodontic treatment is an important part of the family dental care we provide for both children and adults. Braces are designed to address a wide range of issues with tooth misalignment, also known as malocclusion, which can affect patients of all ages and for a wide variety of reasons. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), children as young as seven years old can receive orthodontic treatment if they begin to show signs of malocclusion. During your initial visit, we’ll determine if braces are a good idea by performing a thorough examination, including X-rays. During the second appointment, we’ll again go over treatment costs and expectations, as well as make any additional records, images, and models, if needed. During your third appointment, we can complete the placement of your braces.
Schedule your visit by calling us today
We want everyone’s first visit to be as comfortable and convenient as possible, and for all of our patients to leave excited about their dental health care! To learn more, or when you’re ready to schedule a consultation with us, call Dimples Family Dentistry in Norwalk, IA, today at (515) 256-1176.