Start of a close, long-term relationship with Dr. Ostrem and your dental team.
your first visit
Your first visit to Ostrem Dental is a special time. It is the start of a close, long-term relationship with your dentist and your dental team. During your first appointment, your overall dental and oral health will be assessed with a comprehensive oral evaluation. Upon completion of your medical / dental health form, we will ask you to tell us your goals regarding your smile, teeth, and gums. Digital photos and X-Rays will be taken of your teeth to identify areas of decay, cracked teeth and malfunctioning restorations. Diagnodent™, a specialized laser, will also be used on your teeth when necessary, notifying us of early areas of decay that are not visible on the X-Ray or digital photographs. Our goal is to preserve as much of your teeth as possible by catching decay in its earliest stages. We’ll also assess your gums and recommend the appropriate hygiene treatment for you.