Dentist Visit

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Dentist Visit

  1. 1. NEW TO THE DENTIST What to expect when you’re expecting…to visit the dentist!
  2. 2. FIND A GOOD DENTIST <ul><li>American Dental Association </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ada.org/public/directory/index.asp </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-DENTIST </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>1800dentist.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ask around! </li></ul>
  3. 3. CHILD’S FIRST VISIT <ul><li>Be sure to find a pediatric dentist. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended first visit around age 3. </li></ul><ul><li>May be a scary experience: TALK! </li></ul>
  4. 4. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT <ul><li>Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What types of insurance do they accept? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there days they are unavailable? </li></ul><ul><li>How early should you arrive? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to bring? </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHAT TO BRING <ul><li>Bite splits or retainers worn regularly </li></ul><ul><li>X-rays and dental records from a previous dentist, if available </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance card and health information </li></ul><ul><li>Anything else advised by dental office </li></ul>
  6. 6. THE VISIT <ul><li>Greeting/Paperwork </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>X-Rays </li></ul><ul><li>Dentist Check </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up/Future Appointment </li></ul>
  7. 7. CLEANING <ul><li>Dental Hygienist will: </li></ul><ul><li>Remove plaque </li></ul><ul><li>Clean teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Floss </li></ul><ul><li>Take X-Rays </li></ul><ul><li>Dentist will: </li></ul><ul><li>Complete routine check </li></ul>
  8. 8. TOOLS <ul><li>Mouth Mirror </li></ul><ul><li>Sickle or Contra-Angled Probe </li></ul><ul><li>College Tweezers </li></ul><ul><li>Disposable Saliva Ejector </li></ul>
  9. 9. THE DENTIST <ul><li>Important questions to ask when the dentist arrives: </li></ul><ul><li>How often do they recommend visiting the dentist? </li></ul><ul><li>Address any questions about the instruments used in your cleaning, and how often they are cleaned? </li></ul><ul><li>Any oral pain you may be experiencing? </li></ul><ul><li>BUILD COMFORT! </li></ul>
  10. 10. AFTER THE DENTIST <ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul><ul><li>Pain? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water and salt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pain medication (ie. Ibprofen or Tylenol) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call Dentist </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. SOURCES <ul><li>www.momsview.com/discus/messages/23/32525.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.dentisttools.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.flickr.com </li></ul>

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