Whether you have lived in Virginia for a long time, or just moving in to the Alexandria area; taking care of your teeth eventually involves a visit to the dentist. We are Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry located at 8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114 in Alexandria, VA, and our specialty is Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.
You can reach Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry by calling 703-360-5881.
Going to the cosmetic dentist for the first time in Alexandria, or if you have not been for while, can be an unsettling experience for both kids and adults. The very idea of a ‘dentist’ seems to hold negative connotation for many people. If you are an adult who is moving to the Alexandria area, or your child is preparing to visit the dentist for the first time, here are a few tips that may help ease you into regular dental checkups and put you on the path toward increased oral health and wellness.
Choose an Alexandria cosmetic dentist who is appropriate for your needs. When you meet your new Alexandria dentist for the first time, make an effort to ask questions about the care you will receive. Ask questions that are relevant to your situation including questions about experience, age range of patients, and recommended procedures for any conditions you may have. Get to know your Alexandria dentist so you feel comfortable with the care you will receive.
Introduce yourself to your Alexandria dentist and get to know the office staff. Visiting the dentist in Alexandria will seem less of a chore when you feel you have trusted friends who are there to help.
Be prepared to provide your Alexandria dentist with information. Whether you are experiencing specific pain at that moment, or anticipating a problem like gum disease, be sure to discuss everything with your dentist. Many patients become intimidated in the office environment and avoid expressing pain or discussing issues. As your dentist, I need to know everything you are experiencing and will be better prepared to help as you ask questions and express your concerns.
I understand that everyone is unique; what works for one person may not work for another. You know what works best for you, and the best way to have a good experience with a Alexandria cosmetic dentist is to communicate. Let me know what you are experiencing so that I can make adjustments and help you feel more comfortable and secure.
At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry our continuing education staff will work to make your dental experience a pleasant one. We know it can be frightening to visit the dentist for the first time, or after a long while. We’ll do what we can to make you feel comfortable, secure, and among caring friends.
If you are in Alexandria, VA and are ready to visit a family dentist again, give us a call at 703-360-5881, or stop by to meet us; we’re excited to meet you.