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Preparing for Your Next Checkup with Your Monroe Dentist

Regular dental checkups are key to maintaining excellent oral health. They provide an opportunity for our team to spot any issues and for you to ask us any questions you may have. Whether you schedule your visits every six months like clockwork, or it’s been a while since your last appointment, here are some ways you can prepare for your next checkup at Donald Kim, DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Make a List of Concerns

Are your gums bleeding when you floss? Have you recently noticed a twinge in your molar when you bite down? Notify of these types of concerns during your dental exam. Mentally assessing your dental health and hygiene habits beforehand and making a list of questions to ask your dentist will make your checkup more efficient and beneficial.

Brush & Floss Before Your Appointment

Be sure to brush and floss before you come in so that your mouth is clean and free of food particles. This will make it easier for your hygienist to identify problems like tartar buildup. If possible, avoid eating right before you arrive.

Communicate About Any Dental Anxiety

If you are someone who gets especially anxious in the dentist chair, please let us know ahead of time! Our goal is to make your experience as stress-free as possible by creating a calming, judgment-free atmosphere. We are happy to make reasonable accommodations to help ease your nerves.

Bring Your Insurance Information

Whether you’re a new patient or a familiar face with a new dental insurance plan, bring the necessary information for us to add to your file. Preparing your insurance materials in advance will speed things up at check-in and help you avoid an unexpected out-of-pocket charge.

Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup Today!

If you’re due for your twice-yearly dental checkup, our team at Donald Kim, DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will be happy to see you at our conveniently located office in Monroe. We pride ourselves on offering quality care that will surely leave you smiling!


July 31, 2023 2:46 pm
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