New to our Clinic?

Preparing for your visit is easy with Driftwood Dental. Whether you need teeth cleaning, cosmetic dentistry, or emergency care, our dedicated team is here to guide you every step of the way. Explore the information below to ensure a smooth and comfortable experience with us.

How to Prepare for Your Visit

We've created a step-by-step guide to assist you in preparing for your visit. Here's what you need to know:

  • Review our services and decide what you need

  • Schedule an appointment by calling us at 417-883-8080 or emailing info@driftwooddentalclinic.com

  • Fill out the necessary forms available here

  • Gather your dental insurance information

  • Arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment

What to Bring to Your Appointment

To make your visit as seamless as possible, please bring the following items with you:

  • Identification (Driver's License or ID Card)

  • Dental Insurance Card

  • List of current medications

  • Completed patient forms (available here)

Tips for Healthy Teeth & Successful Dental Visits

Maintaining a healthy smile is about more than just your visits to the dentist. Here are some handy tips that can help you take care of your teeth and make your dental appointments go smoothly.

Brush your Teeth

Brush your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. This helps remove plaque, which can lead to cavities.

Floss Daily

Floss daily to get rid of food particles between teeth, where your toothbrush can't reach.

Use Mouthwash

Consider using a mouthwash that contains fluoride to help prevent tooth decay.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Eat a balanced diet, limiting sugary snacks and beverages. Healthy eating contributes to healthy teeth and gums.

Wear a Mouthguard

Wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports to protect your teeth from injury.

Replace your Toothbrush

Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed.

Begin Dental Care Early

If you have children, begin dental care early. A child should visit the dentist by 12 months of age or within 6 months of having their first tooth erupted.

Regular Check-ups

Keep your dental appointments and communicate openly with your dental care provider. Regular dental check-ups help catch issues early when they're more easily treated.

Avoid Tobacco

Avoid tobacco products, which can lead to gum disease and oral cancer.

Drink Water

Drink water, especially after meals. This can help rinse out some of the negative effects of sticky and acidic foods and beverages in between brushes.

Brush your Teeth

Brush your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. This helps remove plaque, which can lead to cavities.

Floss Daily

Floss daily to get rid of food particles between teeth, where your toothbrush can't reach.

Use Mouthwash

Consider using a mouthwash that contains fluoride to help prevent tooth decay.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Eat a balanced diet, limiting sugary snacks and beverages. Healthy eating contributes to healthy teeth and gums.

Wear a Mouthguard

Wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports to protect your teeth from injury.

Replace your Toothbrush

Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed.

Begin Dental Care Early

If you have children, begin dental care early. A child should visit the dentist by 12 months of age or within 6 months of having their first tooth erupted.

Regular Check-ups

Keep your dental appointments and communicate openly with your dental care provider. Regular dental check-ups help catch issues early when they're more easily treated.

Avoid Tobacco

Avoid tobacco products, which can lead to gum disease and oral cancer.

Drink Water

Drink water, especially after meals. This can help rinse out some of the negative effects of sticky and acidic foods and beverages in between brushes.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this section is for general educational purposes only and should not be considered as professional dental advice. Always consult with your dentist or a dental professional for personalized recommendations and care. Individual needs and situations may vary.

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