Oral health is very important and finding a dentist who suits your unique needs is a main concern. In our practice, together we will make a plan adapted to your individual needs. We are currently welcoming new patients into our family and are happy you are considering making us your dental home.
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
Download the release of records consent form.
New Patient Paperwork and Documentation
Since it will be your first time at Lifetime Dental at San Pedro, please complete the New Patient form. Evaluating your medical history allows your dentist to ensure safe and personalized treatment that meets your needs. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to ensure adequate time to complete all necessary paperwork, or download the form below and bring with you to your first visit.
At Lifetime Dental at San Pedro, our dentists' goal is to ensure optimal dental care and a beautiful smile. To help you during your first visit to Lifetime Dental at San Pedro, here is a brief summary of services:
Making an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, call our dental office so that our staff can assist you with finding a day and time that is available and convenient for you.
Brushing and Flossing
Brushing and flossing before the appointment will help our dentist properly examine your teeth with efficiency and ease.
It is important that our new patients understand that there is nothing pertaining to their oral health that they should hide from our dentists. Our dentists are concerned with your oral health, and hiding important information (such as smoking or not brushing teeth regularly) can have an impact on the treatment and services that our dentists recommend. Therefore, it is crucial that you complete an accurate medical and dental history on your first visit.
If you feel anxious before going to your first appointment, we want to remind you that we are here to help you achieve the smile you want regardless of your current oral state. We are here for you!
At the Dental Office
When you arrive at our dental office, please inform the receptionist. After our dentist has been alerted and all the necessary paperwork has been submitted, a member of our staff will greet you to 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 into your oral health and underlying causes of any present issues, if any.
X-rays are taken so that our dentist can properly examine your teeth, jawbone, and overall bone health, which are not visible by clinical exam. If you are pregnant please let our dentist know beforehand.
On the first visit, our dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam. During this comprehensive exam, the dentist will evaluate the X-rays and check the mouth and teeth for any potential issues such as dental caries or "cavities," periodontal disease (also known as gum disease), malocclusion (problems with your bite) to name a few. After the comprehensive exam is complete, our dentist will formulate a custom-made treatment plan for you and inform you of any other recommendations.
We recommend that every patient have regular cleanings with one of our dental hygienists. Cleanings vary based upon gum and bone health surrounded the teeth. Dental cleanings are meant to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar build-up and maintain a healthy smile free of stains. After a thorough cleaning has been done, our dental hygienist will polish your teeth.
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 may include fluoride treatments that help prevent cavities, sealants, or a dental care kit.
While you are with us is the best time to mention any questions or doubts that may linger in your mind. We are happy to demonstrate how to floss properly, correct brushing techniques, or provide any clarification you may need, so asking for assistance is highly encouraged.
Scheduling the Next Visit
After your first visit, approach the receptionist to schedule your next appointment and to 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 long after treatment.
All of these services are provided by our dentist with efficiency and care. Call us to set up an appointment or feel free to visit us at Lifetime Dental at San Pedro in San Antonio, Texas for a personal consultation that will help you answer any questions that you may have.