Your First Visit to Our Dentist

Choosing the right dentist is a vital component of achieving optimal oral health. As a new patient at Affordable Dentistry Today in Alton, Illinois, we want to provide you with a comfortable and satisfactory experience. To help you achieve this, we've outlined what you can expect at your first visit to our office, below. 

Appointment Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with an Appointment Reminder via email or text message.  And if it's your first visit, we'll be happy to provide driving directions. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Appointment Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Scheduling a Dental Appointment

Some individuals wait until they have a toothache or are experiencing another serious dental issue before making an appointment. Unfortunately, this mindset can complicate your condition and later require extensive treatment. Visits to our dentist should be scheduled routinely to treat and maintain your oral health. Therefore, after your first visit, it’s recommended to visit our dentist every few months to maintain a healthy, confident smile. 


We recommend arriving early to your first appointment so that you have plenty of time to fill out the new patient forms. Our patients also have the option of filling out this paperwork ahead of time if they so wish. If you prefer this convenient option, simply download the from our website and complete them beforehand. 

New Patient Form

Discuss Symptoms With Our Dentist

It is important to discuss your oral health with our dentist during your visit. Providing our dentist with this information will allow for a more thorough evaluation of your situation. If you are feeling sensitivity or any discomfort in your mouth, revealing such knowledge can help us treat the problem before it worsens. Our team wants you to feel comfortable with our practice and will assist you with any dental issues you may be experiencing.

Discuss Your Daily Dental Routine

In addition to sharing your current symptoms, it's important for you to discuss each and every aspect of your daily dental hygiene routine with our team.  Our dentist will discuss proper teeth cleaning methods and suggest any changes that need to be made.


X-rays will be conducted by our dentist to review the current state of your dental health. We utilize a variety of dental imaging techniques to ensure that any non-visible issues are identified quickly and efficiently. 

If you're searching for an honest and reliable dentist in the Alton, Illinois, area, contact our team at Affordable Dentistry Today today! We'd love to assist you on your journey to optimal oral health! Schedule your new patient appointment by calling 618-465-5815.