We're your neighbor and we want to be your dentist!
Dr. Blanchard is a resident at the oceanfront area of Virginia Beach and established Bay Colony Dentistry so that she could be conveniently close to her patients and responsive to their needs. Dr. Blanchard takes great pride in providing superior cosmetic and general dentistry for patients of all ages in an unhurried environment at her oceanfront office in Virginia Beach.
Dr. Blanchard and her staff pride themselves on providing positve dental experiences for all our patients but enjoy making a child's first visit to the dentist a fun and enjoyable experience. Should you need dental treatment for cavities or gum disease, Dr. Blanchard and staff offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as well as TV monitors in the operatories for adults and children alike.
Dr. Blanchard and her staff are committed to using state of the art equipment, instruments, dental materials and techniques to help you and your famly preserve your teeth throughout your life. It is the intention of all personnel at Bay Colony Dentistry to provide for your dental health needs as thoroughly and efficiently as possible. Below is the customary sequence of procedures followed in caring for the new patient in our practice.
The First Appointment
The initial appointment is spent conducting a thorough comprehensive examination. It includes a blood pressure screening, a review of your medical and dental history as well as any current medications you may be taking. Additionally, your mouth will be examined and the current condition of your gums and teeth will be charted in your electronic dental record. Digital radiographs, (x-rays) which reduce your exposure to radiation, will be taken along with a series of photographs. This information will be reviewed so we may accurately assess your dental needs. We think you will agree that the examination appointment is time well spent.
Preventative Oral Hygiene Appointment
After your examination, you will be ready for the preventative and oral hygiene session. At this time we will discuss the latest scientific literature, products and techniques regarding the care of your teeth and gums. Specific approaches will be recommended based on your individual needs. Your teeth will be cleaned by a professional who is dedicated to you receiving the maximum longevity from your natural dentition (teeth). This program is clearly one of the most valuable services we offer our patients.
After your preventative appointment, we will discuss your current dental health and treatment recommendations. Immediate needs as well as long-term objectives will be outlined. Again, our recommendations will be based upon the goal of you receiving maximum longevity from your natural dentition. An estimate of the approximate costs of treatment will also be made at this time. You are encouraged to ask any questions you have concerning your dental care.
Continuing Care Visits
Upon completion of your dental treatment you will be able to schedule your continuing care treatment. These appointments include an exam to review your current oral health, a preventative cleaning and a fluoride application. Our goal is to prevent minor dental needs from becoming big or expensive problems. Preventative dentistry is the best and least expensive dentistry, but it can easily be overlooked in our busy fast paced lives. Don’t miss these periodic exams and preventative cleaning services.
There are many new advances in treatment procedures, specialized services and new products. As an example, Cosmetic Dentistry includes whitening your natural dentition and using tooth colored restorations to restore decayed portions of your teeth or to close spaces between your teeth. In office whitening as well as take home whitening are two very effective cosmetic procedures that are regularly available at Bay Colony Dentistry. We have pamphlets available explaining these and other cosmetic procedures.
Bay Colony Dentistry also offers endodontic (root canals), oral surgery (extractions), minor orthodontic (Invisalign), pedodontics (children’s dentistry), periodontic (gums and bone treatments), prosthedontic (crowns, bridges, implants and dentures) and restorative (fillings) services as well as protective mouth guards for sports and bruxing (teeth grinding).
We believe in providing a pleasant dental experience for all our patients but we are especially proud of our ability to provide a fun oral health care foundation and dental home for our pediatric patients.
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