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What to Expect at Your First Visit

If you are considering joining the FY Smile family, you may be wondering what to expect during your first visit to our Sydney dental clinic. We’re breaking everything down so you know exactly what to expect from the moment you walk through our doors.

First Impressions

FY Smile is located in beautiful Double Bay. Our beautiful and modern practice conveniently resides on the ground floor, providing easy and quick access.

The FY Smile clinic was designed to provide a luxurious yet harmonious and welcoming feeling upon entry. The entirety of the practice was developed with an emphasis on ergonomic flow to provide the most relaxing and inviting atmosphere possible.

Upon your arrival, you will be warmly greeted by a member of our reception team. If you provided us with an email address when scheduling your appointment, you will have received a digital medical history form to be filled out via DocuSign. You have the option of filling this form out in the comfort and convenience of your own home for early submission, or you can choose to fill in your information in our comfortable patient lounge upon your arrival.

We ask that you arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to your appointment time to allow us ample time to get you checked in - and to allow you time to fully enjoy a delicious and complimentary tea or coffee while you wait.

At FY Smile, know how stressful and unwelcoming an overcrowded waiting room can feel. That is why you can always expect a relaxing atmosphere in our patient lounge.

Dental Radiographs

Radiographs - commonly referred to as x-rays - are an important aspect of modern dental treatment. They provide your dentist with the ability to completely inspect and evaluate the health of your teeth and jaw bone.

During your first appointment, you can expect to have some diagnostic radiographs taken. These images provide the following information:

  • Number of teeth present in the mouth
  • Identify bone loss
  • Identify tooth decay (caries)
  • Observe the position of the teeth (check for impacted or crooked teeth)

Dental x-rays are completely safe and pain-free; you will be outfitted with a protective lead apron, and the technician will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process.

Your dental radiographs provide your dentist with crucial information they need to develop a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan, allowing them to locate and diagnose any issues that are not visible to the naked eye.

Digital Dental Impressions

Next, we will take a set of digital dental impressions to produce a three-dimensional scan of your mouth. 

A handheld scanner will be directed throughout the mouth. As the scanner proceeds, it takes a large number of images. These images are intelligently combined to create a completely three-dimensional model of the mouth.

This digital scan will provide us with even more critical information about the current state of your teeth and gums, and provides your dentist with another intelligent resource for your treatment plan development.

Dental Cleaning in Double Bay

It’s time to forget everything you know about dental cleanings. Here at FY Smile, we use the EMS Airflow - an intelligent and powerful system that was designed to completely revolutionize the dental cleaning process.

The Airflow system enables us to administer a specialized treatment known as Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT). This method permits the complete removal of biofilm (plaque) and calculus from the mouth with the use of relaxing airflow jets. 

Traditional dental hygiene methods tend to be a bit time-consuming, uncomfortable, and even painful for some patients. Over time, many people, unfortunately, begin to dread their dental cleaning appointments. 

GBT is used to painlessly and quickly disrupt and remove all signs of biofilm from the surfaces of the teeth - all with the use of a powerful yet gentle jet stream of water. 

A specialized biofilm discloser is applied to the teeth prior to the cleaning; this disclosing solution illuminates biofilm and provides a strong visual motivation for you as the patient. Your hygienist will take the time to discuss hygiene tips with you, and if any damage or decay has been found, your chart (and treatment plan) will be updated accordingly.

Having a dental cleaning done during your first appointment is a great way to get to know our amazing staff members and truly start your treatment with a clean slate - no pun intended.

Meet Your Double Bay Dentist

Your dentist will consult the dental radiographs, digital impressions, and the results of your dental cleaning before completing a thorough examination inside the mouth.

The health of your teeth and gums will be examined and recorded. The findings of the examination will be presented to you and discussed at length; your dentist will diagnose and advise treatment that you may need. 

Here at FY Smile, we believe in the importance of honest and clear communication. You will never be rushed through your appointment; you will have ample opportunity to ask any and all questions you may have about your oral health, as well as the findings of the examination. If you have certain expectations from your treatment, we encourage you to share them with us; knowing your goals gives us a great place to start.

Your proposed treatment plan will be discussed with you, and you will be presented with all relevant treatment options. We are here to make sure that you feel comfortable and informed during the entire process.

Meet With Our Treatment Coordinator

After you have met with your dentist and you are satisfied with the proposed treatment plan, you will meet with our treatment coordinator to get your next visit scheduled. 

Whether you are scheduling the first steps in your smile makeover or you simply need to return for a routine check-up and cleaning in six months, we will find you an appointment that works best with your busy schedule. 

It is our guarantee that you will leave your visit feeling comfortable, happy, and well-informed. We will ensure that all of your questions or concerns have been addressed prior to your departure from our Double Bay dental clinic.

FY Smile: Best Dentist in Sydney

Here at FY Smile, we believe in the power of high-quality dental care. When you trust your dental care to us, you can rest assured that you will never endure being rushed or feeling unheard during appointments. Our team is fully dedicated to developing a personalized treatment plan that works best for you.

If you are in the Double Bay area and on the lookout for a new dentist, we are here for you. With the information you have learned here, you should have a solid idea of what to expect during your first dental visit.  

Your journey towards optimal dental health begins here. In addition to offering comprehensive and informative new patient appointments in Sydney, FY Smile is proud to offer a wide range of dental services. From teeth whitening to dental implants to fillings and more, we’ve got you covered.

For more information about new patient appointments or to get scheduled in our Double Bay dental clinic, give us a call anytime at 02 8319 5557

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