827 Altos Oaks Dr. Suite 3 • Los Altos, CA 94024 650-948-6273

Your First Visit

Registration: Getting to Know You

TL Dental Artistry is equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology and comfortable surroundings, so you'll feel confident and welcome at our Los Altos dental office. When you arrive, our friendly, front-desk staff will greet you with a smile. If you have dental insurance, be sure to bring your card. We will need you to complete some registration forms before your exam. If you have questions about the forms or your insurance policy, please do not hesitate to ask. We will gladly help you.

Examination: A Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment

Once the paperwork is in order, a dental assistant will escort you to a treatment room. We may need to take X-rays at this time to properly diagnose potential oral diseases. Dr. Le will personally meet with you and ask you about immediate dental concerns or your chief complaint. Then she'll review your X-rays and chart. A thorough, comprehensive oral exam will include checking your teeth for worn dental work or new damage, such as fractures or decay. She'll inspect your gums for signs of periodontal disease and soft tissues for suspicious oral cancer lesions. Dr. Le will also assess how your upper and lower teeth come together, which is called occlusion or bite. She take pictures of the inside of your mouth with our digital, intra-oral camera, which significantly enhances patient education.

Treatment Planning: Finding Solutions that Suit You

After studying her findings, Dr. Le will explain treatment options with you. Please feel free to ask any questions while reviewing your oral photos with Dr. Le. The more you understand about your oral health, the more informed decisions you can make for your treatment. We will help you decide upon a treatment plan that accomplishes your goals, fits within your budget, and establishes a path for a lifetime of strong oral health.

Cleaning: Maintaining Your Smile for Life

In some cases, patients can meet with the dental hygienist for a comprehensive cleaning just after an exam. However, we can schedule your hygiene appointment separately. If you need a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) for gum disease, we will need to reschedule a longer visit for you. After each of your dental visits, we will reserve your next visit, then call to remind you 1 to 2 days before the appointment.

Schedule Your Visit

As a family dentist and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Tina Le provides comprehensive care at our Los Altos, CA dental practice. Call our dental office today to schedule your family's consultations or checkups with Dr. Le and the TL Dental Artistry team. We'll help you to create smiles that last a lifetime!