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First Visit

Welcome to Signature Smiles, VA the office of Dr. Hyder! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are dedicated to making every visit to our office a great experience. Expert dental care is provided with a warm, personal touch in a comfortable, relaxed setting.

 

Since our primary goal is your utmost comfort, we believe financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining dental care. We will work with you and your insurance provider to make sure you are getting the most out of your dental coverage.

Please be sure to complete a New Patient Form and bring it with you to the office for your first appointment.

 

During your first visit we will perform the following services.

 

Dental X-Rays

 

Dental X-rays have come a long way. Today’s dental X-rays are safer, faster, more comfortable and more informative than the X-rays of years past. Digital X-rays reduce radiation by up to 90% and provide exceptional diagnostic information to ensure that potential problems are caught in their earliest stages.

 

A Thorough Dental Exam

 

Professional dental exams are all about prevention – preventing existing problems from getting worse and preventing dental problems from developing in the future. Regular dental exams make it possible to identify and treat a problem in its earliest stage – which is not only good for your oral health but also good for your budget!

There's nothing to fear with a dental exam. Dr. Hyder will visually examine your teeth for signs of plaque, tartar and tooth decay. Your gums will also be examined for puffiness or discoloration, which are signs of gum disease.

 

The Treatment Plan

 

After a thorough exam and review of your x-rays we will discuss optimum treatment and provide you with a quote of any out of pocket expense. We will never start treatment without your approval and our care is tailored to your dental goals.

 

Teeth Cleaning

 

No matter how often you brush and floss, plaque and tartar deposits can still build up on your teeth. A professional teeth cleaning is the single most effective way to remove these deposits and prevent them from causing more serious problems in the future.

 

A deep cleaning may be recommended if excessive plaque and tartar deposits have developed below the gum line. Deep cleanings, also known as scaling and root planing, involve a two-part process: first, the stubborn deposits are removed, and then the root surfaces are smoothened. A deep cleaning helps prevent periodontal disease and restores gum tissues to a healthy state.

 

 

We are excited about the opportunity to have you join our dental family. Please do not hesitate to call with questions or request more information online.

 

We look forward to meeting you!

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