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New Patient Consultation

New Patient Consultation

An honest review and the vey best recommendations

New patients are always welcome at Birchfields Family Dental Care.  We can offer you a complimentary consultation to assist in your process of finding a new dentist. This will have the opportunity to visit the practice and meet the team.  During this appointment, we will discuss your dental history and individual needs in more detail and explain how Birchfields Family Dental Care can assist you.

Dental Assessment

Once you have become part of Birchfields Family Dental Care we usually like you to visit us twice a year for an oral examination.  During these visits our focus is on identifying potential issues and preventing them from becoming a problem.  We like to be proactive, your visits will be comprehensive clinical assessments, so much more than “just a check up”.  If we can spot problems early in their development we may even be able to prevent them totally.  Our ten point clinical check gives you confidence that taking the best possible care with your oral health and will stop preventable problems and reduce unnecessary costs.

Your 10 Point Clinical Check will include:

Radiographs

Where necessary, we will take x-rays of your teeth so we can assess the health of the foundations of your current smile. We may also decide to take an OPG x-ray, which gives us a great overall view of what’s going on in your mouth as a whole.

Photographs

Essential for treatment planning and a great communication tool to use with our laboratory when assessing facial shape and symmetry.

Tooth Check

A thorough assessment of the health, function and appearance of your teeth and any existing restorations.

Gum Health

We will carry out an extensive gum assessment to assess again the foundation of your teeth. We may recommend a Hygienist programme after this and/or bespoke home care products.

Bite Records

Looking at and recording how your teeth meet and move across each other – this is important in terms of the function of any new restorations we may provide

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Jaw Joint

We assess your external jaw joints because the regular occurrence of headaches and migraines is often closely related to ‘bite’ issues.

Internal Soft Tissue

We assess the health of tongue, cheeks and palate, and carry out a comprehensive Oral Cancer Screening at each consultation.

External Soft Tissue

We assess the glands around your neck and lips, noting facial profile and skin shade.

Lifestyle

We will discuss your existing diet and lifestyle, including factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption, which can affect the health of your teeth. We will also ask you about your general health and medication.

About You

We always promise to listen to and understand your wants and needs. We believe that it’s important to get to know you, to build a sense of trust, in order to give you the care you need. These consultations give you plenty of time to relax and chat without feeling as though you’re on a conveyor belt.