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First Dental Visit & Dental Exam in Grover Beach, CA

Your comfort and satisfaction are important from the get-go—and that starts here, with an explanation of what you can expect at your first dental visit to WhiteCrest – Smart Dentistry practice.

We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your first dentist visit—just callwrite, or ask your dentist.


Hellos and Paperwork

In the waiting room, you will be greeted by the front desk person who will get you started on your new patient paperwork.

  • Please come in 15 minutes before your appointment so you have time to complete your paperwork. 

  • Save time: Access your new patient paperwork now. By filling out your forms now, you can save time in the office later.


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Initial Comprehensive Exam & X-rays
  • You will meet with your dentist to talk about your medical history. If you have any oral health worries or fears, you can feel comfortable sharing them with him or her—your comfort is most important, so we encourage you to ask questions.

  • Next, your dentist will likely examine your teeth, gums, and mouth, and take x-rays and/or panoramic radiographs. Panoramic radiographs help your dentist view unerupted or impacted teeth, as well as sinus conditions, and can detect lesions or fractures in the jaw. 

  • This initial comprehensive exam is a no-risk way to learn the status of your oral health, and to learn how your WhiteCrest – Smart Dentistry team can help you. If you want a second opinion, no problem – you can obtain a copy of your exam results and x-rays at no charge.

  • There's a good reason you will receive a teeth cleaning at your first appointment: Each new patient relationship often starts with an initial exam so your dental team can understand your needs and concerns first, then tailor your hygiene treatment to you. This way, you’ll get the most out of your cleaning appointments and the time and attention you deserve.

Sit Down with Your Dental Team

  • Your dentist will discuss the comprehensive dental treatment plan he or she developed specifically for you. While your dentist will provide the expert guidance you deserve, your questions are always welcome and you always have the final say in your treatment.

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