What to Expect at Your Dental Exam


Welcome to our family! We are so pleased that you have chosen to pursue dental excellence with our office. We understand that this is a new experience for you, so we want to let you know what to expect when you arrive:


1. Relax & Unwind

Unlike other dental practices, VP Dental's waiting area is thoughtfully designed to be a relaxing rejuvenating space. If it’s your first visit to our office, arrive a few minutes early to complete your health history and other paperwork or download them now and prepare them ahead of time.

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If it’s not your first visit, you still might want to arrive early to enjoy the refreshing aromatherapy our office is known for!


2. Gum Disease Assessment & Oral Cancer Screening

Prevention and early detection are the keys to lifelong health. Dr. Preston uses advanced technology to conduct minimally invasive gum disease assessments and oral cancer screenings in just seconds. The earlier we detect potential issues, the more treatment options you’ll have and the better the outcomes will be.


3. High-Tech Digital X-Rays

Your new patient dental exam may include digital x-rays (we recommend them about once a year for most patients). But don’t worry, these aren’t like any x-rays you’ve had taken before! They take just seconds and use hardly any radiation. They provide a crystal clear image and aid in the early detection of cavities and gum disease. This also allows Dr. Preston to accurately place crowns and fillings, leading to long-lasting dental restorations.

X-rays are a key component of your holistic and comprehensive dental exam and just part of how we’ll help you achieve lifelong dental health and wellness.


4. Thorough Teeth Cleaning

One of our amazing hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. They’ll also be able to answer your questions. 

Not sure what to ask? Our patients often want to know: Toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss recommendations 
Thoughts on fluoride and mouthwash 
How to brush and floss effectively 
Whether an electric toothbrush is right for them 
How to remove tough stains from their teeth 

Your teeth will look and feel amazing!


5. Meet With Dr. Preston & Discuss Your Treatment Plan

You will also get the opportunity to meet with Dr. Preston during your dental exam. She’ll discuss her findings and ask you about your health and your health goals. Together, you’ll work to create a treatment plan that meets your needs. You’ll have plenty of time to ask any questions you have and get the answers you need to make the best decision for your health and smile.
Again, welcome to our office. We look forward to seeing you soon. This video is a little more about who we are and how we take care of our patient family.


VP Dental
8320 Falls of Neuse Rd, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 919-205-8790
Fax: 919-518-2448
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