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What to expect at your next dental checkup

By July 12, 2021October 12th, 2022family dentistry, oral health
a woman sits back in a chair during her dental checkup

What to expect at your next dental checkup

Developing a healthy dental routine is important to maintaining your oral health for years to come. No matter if it’s your first visit or your regular checkup, here’s what you can expect at your next dental appointment with Dr. Barker and the Smiles by Design team.

Prior to your appointment

Prepare to bring a list of any medications you are taking, as well as any health concerns or illnesses you may have to your appointment. Additionally, it’s important to come prepared with any dental insurance information you have available.

During your appointment

Our friendly front desk staff will be there to greet you and check you in for your appointment. Fun fact: Dr. Barker’s mother is our office manager and receptionist! Setting the initial impression for your appointment is important to our team, so please let us know how we can make you as comfortable as possible. As a family dental practice, we value our ability to provide comprehensive dental care for the entire family.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, please let us know so we can accommodate and make sure you’re comfortable during your entire appointment. Above all, patient comfort is our top priority at Smiles by Design.

You can expect your initial appointment to last about 90 minutes. Our dental hygienists will clean your teeth and perform x-rays if needed. As a result, this helps our team assess the condition of your teeth and jaws beyond what the eye can see. Further, Dr. Barker will provide a comprehensive dental evaluation to determine the condition of your teeth, gums, and oral health.

Once we’re finished cleaning your teeth and evaluating your oral health, Dr. Barker will recommend a treatment plan to address any concerning issues. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about your oral care, habits, and routines.

Comprehensive dental services for the whole family

Smiles by Design is a family dental practice serving Wichita with cosmetic, pediatric, preventative, and gentle dentistry services. Most importantly, our team is committed to providing patients with informative and compassionate care in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Schedule your next dental checkup with Smiles by Design

Are you searching for a new dentist, or just needing to schedule your next checkup? Call us to book an appointment with the compassionate team at Smiles by Design.