5 Ways to Prepare for Your Dental Appointment

Haven’t had a checkup for some time? If you are coming in for your first visit to the dentist in a while, it can seem like a big deal. From understanding your payment options to getting your smile ready in advance, there’s a lot to remember. However, we want to make it easy for you to prepare for your dental appointment. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Get to know your payment options, even if you don’t have insurance.

Don’t have insurance? No problem! We have an in-house membership club that you can join. You can get coverage on your cleaning and exam and discounts on other services for a low monthly fee.

If you do have insurance, we are in-network with several. Give us a call to confirm if your insurance is accepted.

  • Complete your patient forms.

We know the last thing you want to worry about when you come in for your appointment is paperwork. That’s why we have made your patient forms easy to complete. You can download the forms beforehand, so you are good to go when you arrive.

  • Know where to go.

If you haven’t been to our office before, find our location before you arrive. Nothing is worse than getting lost on your way to the dentist! We’re located on Lynch Creek Way, next door to the AAA building and across from Providence Petaluma Valley Hospital. If you have any questions about where our office is located, give us a call!

  • Brush and floss before you arrive.

You’ll want your teeth and gums to look as clean as possible for your appointment. Brush for two minutes and floss each tooth thoroughly. We do a professional cleaning, but it helps if you have a clean mouth before we begin.

  • Prepare your questions in advance.

Do you have specific questions about your smile? Or particular goals you have in mind? Make sure to write down the specific questions you want to ask your dentist. It’s important to us to address all of your concerns during your appointment. Also, forgetting what you want to ask can be easy once you arrive. So, make sure to write them down.

If you struggle with dental anxiety, you can be confident we will go the extra mile to help you feel at ease. Sedation is available in pill form, if needed, so just be sure to let us know before you arrive. Plus, we are a judgment-free practice. So, you can relax when you arrive, no matter what condition your smile is in.

Ready to schedule your checkup? Call us at 707-210-0304 or schedule online for an appointment in Petaluma, CA.