Our dentist’s goal at Neibauer Dental Care is to help each patient achieve oral hygiene and a beautiful smile. If this is your first time visiting our office in Waldorf, Maryland, we've outlined what you can expect as a new patient, below.
It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!
Release of Records Consent
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Before Your Appointment
The first step in your new patient journey is calling our office and making an appointment. Our team will help you find an option that works with your busy schedule.
At the Dental Office
When you arrive at our dental office, please inform the receptionist so that they can inform the dentist. After our dentist has been informed and all the necessary paperwork has been submitted, a member of our staff will call your name and ask you to follow them and proceed with the consultation.
Your Health History
Before the dental exam is performed, talk to our dentist about your health history. This will give our dentist insight on your oral health and underlying causes of any present issues if any. To ensure that you're properly prepared for this aspect of your appointment, please download and completed our new patient forms at the following link:
X-rays are done so that our dentist can properly examine your teeth, jawbone and overall bone health.
On the first visit, our dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam. During this comprehensive exam, our dentist will check the mouth and teeth for any chronic or potential issues. They will be looking for any periodontal diseases, tooth decay and gingivitis. Our dentist will also review the X-rays and let you know if there is anything that you should be concerned about. After the comprehensive exam is done, our dentist will formulate a custom-made treatment plan for you and inform you of any other recommendations.
Our dentist may recommend you get a professional teeth cleaning. Dental cleanings are meant to remove and maintain a healthy smile free of stains. During this cleaning session, our dentist will remove, or “scale”, accumulated plaque from the surface and in between the teeth. After a thorough cleaning has been done, our dentist will polish the teeth and apply a minty paste to leave your mouth fresh.
Disease Prevention & Recommendations
After your treatment is over, our dentist may recommend products that help prevent future dental issues and ensure that your oral health is always at its best. Some of the products recommended are fluoride toothpaste and mouthwashes that help prevent cavities.
This is the best time to ask our dentist any questions or doubts that may linger in your mind. Our dentist doesn’t mind demonstrating how to floss properly or the right brushing techniques, so asking for assistance is highly encouraged.
After the Visit
Scheduling the Next Visit
After your first visit, approach the receptionist to schedule your next appointment and make any necessary payments. We will reschedule you based on our dentist’s recommendation and your availability.
When leaving our office, make sure to follow our dentist’s advice to keep your teeth clean and maintain optimal oral health between professional cleaning appointments.
Here at Neibauer Dental Care in Waldorf, Maryland, we aim to provide quality dental services. Our team will make sure your dental visit is a comfortable, wonderful experience. Schedule your appointment today by calling our office at 301-870-4553.