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What You Need to Know About General Dentistry in West Covina

Welcome, new patients! We're so happy you've decided to join our dental family.

We know you probably have a lot of questions about the new patient processes and we're here to address those questions so you can come to your first appointment feeling prepared and confident.

How Can I Prevent Dental Diseases?

Regular dental cleanings, exams, and home care are the keys to maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

When you come in for regular visits, we can catch issues in the early stages, which can save you a lot of time, money, and discomfort in the future.

Proper home care is essential for preventing cavities and gum disease. At each dental cleaning, your hygienist or another dental team member will review proper brushing and flossing technique.

When Should My Kids Start Seeing a West Covina Dentist?

It's best to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as their first tooth appears or by their first birthday.

FAQs: What You Need to Know About the New Patient Process

The following questions are ones most asked by new patients.

What Happens at a New Patient Appointment?

Your West Covina dentist will start by reviewing your health and medical histories. Then, he'll perform a comprehensive oral evaluation to check the health of your:

  • Teeth
  • Gums
  • Soft tissues (to evaluate for oral cancer or other conditions)

X-rays will also be taken at some point if you're due for them.

New Patients of West Covina
Do I Really Need Dental X-Rays?

Do I Really Need Dental X-Rays?

Yes. Your West Covina dentist can only see so much with the naked eye. X-rays allow him to see:

  • In between the teeth
  • Inside the teeth
  • Around the tooth roots
  • The jawbone

Will My Insurance Cover My First Appointment?

Most insurance companies cover diagnostic and preventative procedures at 100%. Some insurance companies may cover exams, x-rays, and cleanings at 70%-80%.

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