Dr. Charles Betts on a patient’s first visit
Typically, the first visit to our office would begin with the dental hygienist. Some records would be made: X-Rays, periodontal exam (which means checking your gums for gum disease), oral cancer screening, our risk assessment to help determine your risk for dental decay (that’s what cavities are commonly called). We look at things like your diet, your health issues that could be contributing to that, any habits that you might have, and we give you a written copy of that assessment. That helps us in continuing evaluation of your health on return visits to our office checking back with that risk assessment and helping you with those factors to control.