Do you see children?
We are a family practice and we see people of all ages. We prefer to begin seeing children at an early age especially if there is a specific concern.
The sooner you can begin to expose your child to positive dental experiences, the more likely they will be to continue good dental behavior once away from home.
Too many people begin their dental exposure through a painful disease process that has gone unchecked. The discomfort from their problem is psychologically associated with the dental environment and this creates the negative feeling that most likely is carried through life and inhibits many people from seeking regular treatment.
What can I expect at my first appointment?
Your first appointment is probably the most important for several key reasons. It’s during this visit to our office that together we will gather important information; your main concern that brought you in to see us, pertinent personal information, medical history and dental history.
Once we have a stronger understanding of you and your perceived needs, we will then begin to collect diagnostic information through a comprehensive examination. Depending on the health of your mouth and your dental needs, we may provide a dental cleaning at your first visit or address other concerns.
We value your time and make every attempt to get the most out of it for you. We do not routinely schedule more than one patient at a time for us during your first appointment so that our complete focus is with you and your needs.
Do you do Cosmetic Dentistry?
Absolutely! So much of what happens in the field of dentistry now is considered cosmetic that there is no recognized specialty of cosmetic dentistry.
We are very proud of our work and our care of our patients. So much of cosmetic results are from focusing on the finite details; a trait we both enjoy.
Some of the most rewarding cases we do involve detailed cosmetic work that results in helping a person achieve their desires, change their life in a positive manner, and possibly even allow them to once again socially open back up to the world.
We take great pride in helping people.
I’m nervous and that keeps me away from dental offices. What will you do to help me work through this feeling?
We understand that not everyone is relaxed when they visit a dental office. That is why at your first visit, regardless as to what brought you in, we take the needed time to get to know you and your specific needs.
We always do our best to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. We are often complimented on how gentle we are and how our patients no longer fear their trips to see us.
I’m not having any problems. Why should I come to see you?
Your mouth and its health are the gateway to your overall health.
Ongoing medical research is proving more and more a direct link between a persons oral health and that of their overall health. Conditions such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Nutritional Deficiencies and others can be exacerbated by poor oral health.
Many dental problems, diseases, do not cause pain until the disease has advanced to a state of significance. Once diseases reach this state, they are usually more involved to treat, potentially painful and most likely more expensive.
Regular check-up visits and proactive patient behavior can help reduce many uncomfortable moments and provide a person higher quality of life.
Why should I come to your practice for my dental health care?
Everyone has a different reason for searching out a new dental practice. Some people may have recently moved into a new area or acquired a new position/job with a different dental benefits. Perhaps the person is no longer satisfied with the dental care and/or the level of personal service they are receiving from their current dental practice. There are many reasons that a person may have a desire to change their dental practice.
Whatever your reasons or perceived needs, you should feel absolutely confident that when you come to us you will be treated as family.
Our commitment to all of our patients is built upon a relationship of trust and openness.
At Smiles in Buckhead, we make a daily commitment to become familiar with our patients and their personal and health needs. We strive to create an atmosphere of relaxation in which individual and pertinent patient education and care is delivered.
Your personal dental goal is common to all; to have optimum oral health and to maintain your teeth for life. We are here to provide you with knowledge and needed education about your existing oral health. This will empower you to make proper decisions based on what suits you and your dental needs.
Our simplified patient treatment format is to help people keep, preserve and if need be, return to their optimum oral health.
If this type of dental health structure appeals to you and you would like to be empowered with knowledge, education and in the drivers’ seat of your treatment and health decisions, then this is the practice for you.