Your first visit to our practice is centered around getting to know you. Dr. Cooke will interview you personally and the very first question he will ask is: “What can we do for you?” Listening carefully to what patients want and expect is key to providing the optimal dental experience. We also provide a free introductory appointment for first-time little ones. This is a short appointment to get acquainted with the staff and Doctor and just have fun. This first-time appointment is very important to insure positive future dental relationships.
Your Initial Exam
For both children and adults, the first visit always includes a comprehensive examination. During your exam, Dr. Cooke will check your teeth, gums, soft tissues, and a thorough state of the art cancer screen.
Like other routine appointments, your first visit may also include a professional cleaning. During your cleaning, our dental hygienist will use a special hand tool, known as an ultrasonic scaler, to remove deposits of plaque and tartar (calcified plaque). Tartar, which occurs after significant plaque buildup, is extremely hard to remove. In many cases, tartar can only be eliminated during a professional cleaning.
Once your cleaning is complete, we will polish your teeth. Professional cleanings not only improve your oral health, but they also help you achieve a brighter, more beautiful smile! Cleanings for children may also be followed by fluoride treatment, which strengthens the enamel and even reverses minor instances of decay.
Schedule Your First Appointment
Professional dentistry is the best way for you and your loved ones to maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. If you would like to visit our office call (971) 431-7292 and schedule your first appointment today!