First Visit

When you become a new patient at Blooming Smiles Dental Studio, we want your first visit, and all those to come, to be easy and comfortable. We start by putting the new patient forms to gather information for your file online; you can fill them out any time before your appointment to make your first visit quick and simple. When you arrive, our team will greet you and get you checked in, all with a friendly smile.

From the moment you walk through our doors, we want you to feel comfortable. Our office has a contemporary, modern design that our patients enjoy. There is a complimentary beverage station in our lobby for your use, plus free internet if you want to check your email or go online before your appointment. We strive to keep on-time and on-schedule, as we value our patients’ time.

During Your Appointment

For most new patient visits, we will perform a checkup and cleaning to get you started on a treatment plan. Our dental hygienist will begin by getting x-rays of your teeth and jaw. We use digital technology which uses a lower dose of radiation than traditional x-rays while providing quality images for diagnosis of dental issues. Once your x-rays are completed, the hygienist will begin your gum exam and cleaning.

Your gums are a vital component of your oral health. The hygienist will inspect your gums and look for any signs of gum disease or gingivitis. This will help determine the right hygiene treatment for your teeth and gums.

After your cleaning, you will meet with Dr. Gabriela Duraes. She will examine your teeth, review your x-rays and discuss any issues she may find that need treatment. We use an intraoral camera that can put close-up images of your teeth on a monitor so you can view any areas she notices that will need treatment. We want you to be involved in your dental care, so feel free to ask any questions you have about the treatment we suggest. This is also a great opportunity to discuss dental treatments you are interested in, such as cosmetic or restorative dentistry options.

Our team will do everything in our power to make your first visit comfortable and convenient. Let us know if there is anything additional we can provide to make your visit enjoyable. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment at Blooming Smiles Dental Studio.

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