How to Prepare For Your First Appointment With Your San Marcos Family Dentist

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Presumably, you did your due diligence when you were picking your new dentist. Now that you actually have an appointment, it is always a good idea to be certain you have got the essentials taken care of before you leave your house. Look up the office’s address, figure out the route you plan to take and arrange to get there a little ahead of schedule. 

Get in touch with your previous dentist and arrange to pick up your dental records or, if you prefer, you can ask to have them sent over to your new dentist. It is a good idea to phone ahead to verify that your forms came, as well as any x-rays you may have had. You can also use that same phone call to confirm your appointment time. 

Remember to brush your teeth and floss before your appointment.

What You Should Bring to Your First Dental Appointment

How to Prepare For Your First Appointment With Your San Marcos Family Dentist

Before you head off to your appointment, make certain you are taking everything you will need. Your new dentist is going to need to make a copy of your health insurance card for their records. 

One essential item to might want to bring with you is a list of any concerns or questions that you may have. New patients frequently feel a mixture of excitement and dread over their first dental visit, and things often get overlooked.

Suggestions for Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist 

When you take your child to their first dental appointment, it is often just as scary to them as it is to you. Children who are especially young might have trouble understanding what is going on. 

There are a few things you can do to make the trip a little smoother:

  • Pick a dentist whose specialty is working with children.
  • Tell to your child who the dentist is and what he is going to do in a way they can identify with.
  • Help your child with brushing their teeth before their appointment to get them ready for their big day.

Don’t Put Off Scheduling Your Next Dental Appointment

Regardless of whether it has been ages since you have been to a dentist or you want to try a new dentist, do not drag your feet with your first visit. A part of proper oral hygiene is scheduling routine preventative care appointments with your dentist. 

At McBride Dental, we provide a full range of dental services that help our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. Only through routine dental appointments and diligent oral care can you keep your teeth healthy and functional.

The professional staff at the San Marcos offices of Dr. Michael McBride are able to answer any questions you may have regarding cosmetic or restorative dentistry, as well as various common dental procedures. 

We can assist you in establishing good oral health habits to ensure that your teeth are always there when you need them and your smile always looks perfect.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please give us a call at (760) 471-1003 and speak with a member of our dental staff today.


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