What To Expect At Your First Visit

Finding the right general dentist for your family is an important decision – there are so many things that you may have on your “must-have checklist.” Please spend some time exploring our site – there’s a lot of information here for you and you’ll get a good feel for what you can expect when you visit Dr. Astrid Galvez-Sforza at Altima Dundas Square Dental Centre in Mississauga.

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Front Desk

First, we need to find out a bit about your medical history. This information is important because it will help determine which treatment options are right for you. After all, our mission is to provide the best possible care for you. If your medical history is complex, our team may need to modify treatment.

 
 

 
 
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Practice Tour

Come in and see where beautiful, healthy smiles are created. Meet Dr. Astrid and get a close look at our comfortable, convenient, and family-focused practice. You will see our spacious reception area, front desk, restroom locations, comfortable hygiene care rooms, and more. If you’re feeling nervous about visiting the dentist … please seriously consider coming for a quick tour that may help alleviate your anxiety.

 
 

 
 
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Diagnostics

Used to check for issues and to establish a baseline for future care, digital diagnostic equipment emits up to 90% less radiation than film x-rays and it’s much more environmentally friendly. In her practice at Altima Dundas Square Dental Centre in Mississauga, Dr. Astrid uses a small pen-sized camera – called an intraoral camera – so she can show you what she sees while examining your mouth. It’s an amazing tool that gives you great insight into your dental treatment plan. And because early detection saves lives, Dr. Astrid includes using VELscope oral cancer detection technology at every adult new-patient appointment.

 
 

 
 
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Checkup

Meet Dr. Astrid  and discuss your personal oral health needs and desires. Dr. Astrid places her focus on how to prevent dental disease, so she will set up a treatment plan that balances your oral health goals with the preventive care and checkups that help you avoid bigger and costlier issues in the future. After a thorough examination, Dr. Astrid will discuss her findings with you and determine the personalized approach that will work best for you and your circumstances. We’ll set up a regular care schedule, design a treatment plan, and if you’re interested, discuss your cosmetic options – whether you want teeth whitening or straighter teeth with Invisalign®. We will work with you to help you meet your goals.

 
 
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Front Desk

First, we need to find out a bit about your medical history. This information is important because it will help determine which treatment options are right for you. After all, our mission is to provide the best possible care for you. If your medical history is complex, our team may need to modify treatment.

 
 

 
 
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Practice Tour

Come in and see where beautiful, healthy smiles are created. Meet Dr. Astrid and get a close look at our comfortable, convenient, and family-focused practice. You will see our spacious reception area, front desk, restroom locations, comfortable hygiene care rooms, and more. If you’re feeling nervous about visiting the dentist … please seriously consider coming for a quick tour that may help alleviate your anxiety.

 
 

 
 
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Diagnostics

Used to check for issues and to establish a baseline for future care, digital diagnostic equipment emits up to 90% less radiation than film x-rays and it’s much more environmentally friendly. In her practice at Altima Dundas Square Dental Centre in Mississauga, Dr. Astrid uses a small pen-sized camera – called an intraoral camera – so she can show you what she sees while examining your mouth. It’s an amazing tool that gives you great insight into your dental treatment plan. And because early detection saves lives, Dr. Astrid includes using VELscope oral cancer detection technology at every adult new-patient appointment.

 
 

 
 
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Checkup

Meet Dr. Astrid  and discuss your personal oral health needs and desires. Dr. Astrid places her focus on how to prevent dental disease, so she will set up a treatment plan that balances your oral health goals with the preventive care and checkups that help you avoid bigger and costlier issues in the future. After a thorough examination, Dr. Astrid will discuss her findings with you and determine the personalized approach that will work best for you and your circumstances. We’ll set up a regular care schedule, design a treatment plan, and if you’re interested, discuss your cosmetic options – whether you want teeth whitening or straighter teeth with Invisalign®. We will work with you to help you meet your goals.

 
 

 
 
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Hygiene

At your first appointment, we take the time to get to know you and everything about your teeth, gums, and mouth to see a clear picture of your oral health needs and concerns. Because of this, we will spend a little extra time than we will with your maintenance hygiene appointments. We’ll also create a mouth-map that we’ll use to track changes over time and assess for any jaw joint issues. Please take advantage of this appointment by asking any questions you have about your homecare routines. Your hygienist is an expert at patient education and will happily give you all the help you need to take the best care of your smile.

 
 

 
 
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Treatment Coordination

Dr. Astrid wants to ensure you leave our office with your questions asked and answered. From insurance to treatment options to future-care questions, we will give you clear answers to help you make the best decisions for your and your family’s personal situation.

 
 

 
 

Before your appointment, if you have any questions that can’t wait, please give us a call. Our first priority is meeting your needs, and we’re only a phone call away!

 
 

 
 
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Hygiene

At your first appointment, we take the time to get to know you and everything about your teeth, gums, and mouth to see a clear picture of your oral health needs and concerns. Because of this, we will spend a little extra time than we will with your maintenance hygiene appointments. We’ll also create a mouth-map that we’ll use to track changes over time and assess for any jaw joint issues. Please take advantage of this appointment by asking any questions you have about your homecare routines. Your hygienist is an expert at patient education and will happily give you all the help you need to take the best care of your smile.

 
 

 
 
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Treatment Coordination

Dr. Astrid wants to ensure you leave our office with your questions asked and answered. From insurance to treatment options to future-care questions, we will give you clear answers to help you make the best decisions for your and your family’s personal situation.

 
 

 
 

Before your appointment, if you have any questions that can’t wait, please give us a call. Our first priority is meeting your needs, and we’re only a phone call away!