Your First Visit

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Express Your Concerns

Share with us anything you want us to know

Your first visit is not only about our team getting to know you, but also about you getting to know our friendly team.

It is an information gathering appointment all so we encourage you to ask questions, express your concerns and share with us anything you want us to know to help make your care as individual as you are.

Part of getting to know you and providing safe, personalised support involves reviewing your medical history. Certain medical conditions and medications and can influence your treatment protocols, so you will be asked to provide a list of your medications.

Comprehensive Exam

X-rays and a comprehensive exam of your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaws

We will also complete an initial cleaning during this visit at your request.

Once your entire exam is completed, our Dentist will talk with you about the findings. Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. If treatment is required, we can prioritise and stagger them to give you the smile you need in a timeframe you can afford.

At Aspire One Dental we will go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and safe. Not only is your physical comfort important to us, but your emotional comfort as well.

Come in, recline and unwind and trust that we will make your experience pleasant.

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New Patient Exam

Dental exams and cleanings are a vital part of your oral care.

They help us to catch any problems early and nip them in the bud before they have a chance to cause serious and painful problems. We suggest that patients visit us twice per year for dental exams and cleanings.

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. During subsequent visits you will receive regular check-up exams, which include the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic X-rays: X-rays are essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Examination for tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: We check any fillings, crowns, or other restorative work you have had done in order to determine whether it is in good repair or requires replacement.
  • Gum disease evaluation: We examine the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Intra-Oral screening: We check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: We examine the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Professional dental cleaning: We will perform a comprehensive cleaning which involves the  removal of  plaque, tartar, and a polish.

It is recommend that a child see a dentist within six months of the first tooth appearing, no later than their first birthday.

This should be the beginning of a positive relationship that last through adolescence, between the dentist, the child and the parent.

It will allow the dentist to monitor growth and development as the child grows, and catch any problems while they are still small and easy to treat. Dr. Peter Nguyen gladly accept patients from infancy through adolescence.

When you arrive early for your first visit, you and your child will be greeted warmly.

Your initial visit will provide a friendly, caring introduction to our dental home where lifelong relationships begin.

The initial time spent with your child will include but not be limited to homecare instructions, nutrition counselling, orthodontic evaluation as well as a comprehensive exam that will outline existing dental concerns.

Professional dental cleanings are usually performed by our dentist. Your cleaning appointment will include:

  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is actually a living, growing colony of bacteria that feed on food debris on the tooth surface and sometimes beneath the gum line. As they feed, the bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums and cause periodontal disease.
  • Removal of tartar: Tartar is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Tartar forms above and below the gum line, and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Teeth polishing: Your dentist will also use special polishing equipment to remove stains and plaque that was not already removed during tooth brushing and scaling.