Strawman Family Dentistry is open:
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Please note that our office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Year's Eve/Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve/Day.
The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly exams and cleanings. Some people may need more frequent check-ups based on their dental needs. After your first exam, we'll be able to determine the best frequency for your dental health.
- Completed new patient forms (click here to download)
- Insurance card/information (if applicable)
- List of current medications and medical conditions
- X-rays taken in the last 5 years (if available)
Please call our office at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment. We'll work with you to help you find another date that fits your schedule.
Strawman Family Dentistry provides family, cosmetic, and restorative dental services. Please click on our Treatments tab for more details.
We will conduct a thorough examination on your first visit to determine the best course of action to achieve dental health and your goals. We will:
- Take full mouth x-rays to identify any current problems and to use as a baseline on future visits to detect early signs of problems.
- Assess gum condition and health.
- Examine teeth for cavities and condition of old dental restorations.
- Perform a head and neck exam, including salivary glands and lymph nodes, for swelling or other abnormalities.
- Screen for oral cancer and TMJ (jaw joint).
- Clean and polish your teeth.
Many health conditions are indicated in the mouth and can affect oral health, so your medical information is very important in diagnosing issues with your teeth, gums, and mouth. Many medications can affect your oral health and can also affect dental treatment outcomes.
Fillings can last for many years, but over time they wear down, discolor, crack and sometimes fall out. Early detection of problems with fillings can help you avoid getting cavities under them that could lead to more serious decay. Let us know if you're experiencing any pain. We'll check your fillings at every visit to determine if any need to be replaced.
Absolutely. Dental X-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools. Many oral conditions occur between teeth or under the gums or bones, undetectable by the human eye, and may have no early signs or symptoms. Left untreated, these conditions can create serious dental and general health problems, including loss of teeth. Early detection with X-rays can make treatment much less painful, faster, and less expensive.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, you should begin cleaning your child's gums with a soft cloth soon after birth. As soon as the first tooth appears, start brushing twice daily with a soft infant toothbrush and just a smear of toothpaste. When you come in for your child's first visit, we'll show you how to brush properly.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends visiting the dentist as soon as the first tooth appears, or by the child's first birthday. We can look for potential problems and help your child get to know us as their friend. These early visits can make your child's experience with a dentist a positive one.
Please note that patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all visits. We want to meet with both of you to discuss findings and treatments, and to address your questions and concerns.
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