Smiles on Florida Dental in Lakeland Is Currently Accepting New Patients!

What Can I Expect At My New Patient Appointment

Starting a new dentist can be a stressful process, especially if it’s been awhile since your last appointment. Whether you are seeing a dentist for the first time in years, seeking better care than your previous provider, a 2nd opinion on a service, or relocating to Lakeland, we are excited to meet you! Our highly-trained, compassionate, non-judgemental team at Smiles on Florida is ready to walk you through the process and help you be as comfortable as possible.

Get Started With Your First Appointment

If you are in the Lakeland area and are experiencing tooth pain or another immediate dental need, click here for information about our emergency appointments.

What Is A New Patient Appointment

Before you can receive any kind of treatment, such as a deep cleaning, fillings for cavities, or a consultation for a more advanced service such as dentures or implants, our team here at Smiles on Florida in Lakeland will perform a new patient appointment - including an exam with X Rays to get the full landscape of your current oral health, consultation with one of Lakeland’s top doctors, and a dental cleaning. 

When Should I Make a New Patient Appointment?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit the dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. However, you may require more frequent visits depending on your oral health, so don’t delay and make an appointment now.

Even if you have seen a dentist within the last six months, you may have concerns over gum health, tooth pain, or needed repairs to procedures like dentures and fillings. If so, come see us at Smiles on Florida in Lakeland so we can help you restore your oral health.

It is also time to make an appointment if you are ready to learn about enhancing your smile through services such as teeth whitening, or implants.

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Preparing Ahead of Time

New Patient Paperwork

To ensure our team here at Smiles on Florida in Lakeland is ready for your visit, you can prepare for your new patient appointment in the following ways. Don’t have time now? No problem, just arrive 15-30 minutes before your appointment time.

Speed up your check-in process by filling out your first visit paperwork from the comfort of your home.

Locate Your Insurance Information

Smiles on Florida can confirm eligibility of your insurance with our Lakeland location. While some of our services, such as a new patient appointment, have set or promotional pricing, front desk employees can not guarantee prices for services, as they will vary based on your specific treatment plan and insurance.

If you don’t have insurance, still come and see us - payment plans may be available.

X-Rays/Treatment Info from Previous Dentist

Our expert team can provide second opinions on any previous consultations, or help continue a treatment plan you may have paused. If applicable, you can call your previous dentist to have them send over your X-rays to our office before your appointment.

Medical History

Medical history is important to our office because oral health and overall health are closely connected. Please let Smiles on Florida know if you have any medical conditions that may impact your treatment plan such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or artificial heart valves & joints.

If you are unsure about your complete medical history or do not have access to it, rest assured that our experienced dental professionals will still provide you with the best possible treatment. Our team is trained in the proper assessments and imaging to empower our doctors to give you quality care.

Comprehensive list of medications - examples include heart medications, aspirin, antihistamines, and decongestants. This information is useful to our team because these medicines can affect your saliva, gum health, cause dry mouth or ulcers, and more. 

Prepare a list of questions - One of our top Lakeland doctors will be happy to review and answer any concerns you might have about the state of your teeth, and if there are any current issues you’d like addressed - such as tooth or gum pain, bad breath, or stained/yellow teeth.  

Please note: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18.

Don’t be afraid to call us with any questions you might have before your new patient appointment, or if you need directions in the Lakeland area.

New Patient Paperwork

To ensure our team here at Smiles on Florida in Lakeland is ready for your visit, you can prepare for your new patient appointment in the following ways. Don’t have time now? No problem, just arrive 15-30 minutes before your appointment time.

Speed up your check-in process by filling out your first visit paperwork from the comfort of your home.

Locate Your Insurance Information

Smiles on Florida can confirm eligibility of your insurance with our Lakeland location. While some of our services, such as a new patient appointment, have set or promotional pricing, front desk employees can not guarantee prices for services, as they will vary based on your specific treatment plan and insurance.

If you don’t have insurance, still come and see us - payment plans may be available.

X-Rays/Treatment Info from Previous Dentist

Our expert team can provide second opinions on any previous consultations, or help continue a treatment plan you may have paused. If applicable, you can call your previous dentist to have them send over your X-rays to our office before your appointment.

Medical History

Medical history is important to our office because oral health and overall health are closely connected. Please let Smiles on Florida know if you have any medical conditions that may impact your treatment plan such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or artificial heart valves & joints.

If you are unsure about your complete medical history or do not have access to it, rest assured that our experienced dental professionals will still provide you with the best possible treatment. Our team is trained in the proper assessments and imaging to empower our doctors to give you quality care.

Comprehensive list of medications - examples include heart medications, aspirin, antihistamines, and decongestants. This information is useful to our team because these medicines can affect your saliva, gum health, cause dry mouth or ulcers, and more. 

Prepare a list of questions - One of our top Lakeland doctors will be happy to review and answer any concerns you might have about the state of your teeth, and if there are any current issues you’d like addressed - such as tooth or gum pain, bad breath, or stained/yellow teeth.  

Please note: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18.

Don’t be afraid to call us with any questions you might have before your new patient appointment, or if you need directions in the Lakeland area.

What To Expect At An Smiles on Florida First Patient Appointment

Greeted by the Front Desk

A friendly team member at the Smiles on Florida front desk will request your government ID and insurance card, if applicable. If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry! Payment plans may be available.

Your total appointment time will vary, but is usually between 60-90 minutes. Before exiting our office, we will help schedule follow-up appointments or relevant consultations based on recommendations from our doctors. Sometimes treatments can be done the same day, depending on office availability.

X-Rays

One of our expert associates will get comprehensive imagery of your teeth and gums to get a full picture of your current oral health. This includes screenings for gum disease/decay, and any signs of oral cancer.

Meet with Doctor

One of Lakeland's first rate doctors here at Smiles on Florida will go over your X-rays with you, answer any questions you might have, and if applicable, help create a personalized treatment plan for further services. You will be empowered to make an informed decision about your smile.

Cleaning

A skilled Lakeland hygienist will give you a professional cleaning, gently scraping away plaque and tartar that may have built up on your teeth over time. It is important to address this build-up sooner rather than later to avoid developing gum disease.

They will also provide guidance on proper at home oral care including correct methods for using your toothbrush and useful demonstrations on flossing. At Smiles on Florida, our dental hygienists are trained to make your cleaning safe and effective.

Greeted by the Front Desk

A friendly team member at the Smiles on Florida front desk will request your government ID and insurance card, if applicable. If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry! Payment plans may be available.

Your total appointment time will vary, but is usually between 60-90 minutes. Before exiting our office, we will help schedule follow-up appointments or relevant consultations based on recommendations from our doctors. Sometimes treatments can be done the same day, depending on office availability.

X-Rays

One of our expert associates will get comprehensive imagery of your teeth and gums to get a full picture of your current oral health. This includes screenings for gum disease/decay, and any signs of oral cancer.

Meet with Doctor

One of Lakeland's first rate doctors here at Smiles on Florida will go over your X-rays with you, answer any questions you might have, and if applicable, help create a personalized treatment plan for further services. You will be empowered to make an informed decision about your smile.

Cleaning

A skilled Lakeland hygienist will give you a professional cleaning, gently scraping away plaque and tartar that may have built up on your teeth over time. It is important to address this build-up sooner rather than later to avoid developing gum disease.

They will also provide guidance on proper at home oral care including correct methods for using your toothbrush and useful demonstrations on flossing. At Smiles on Florida, our dental hygienists are trained to make your cleaning safe and effective.

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Why Choose Smiles on Florida in Lakeland As Your Dentist?

Our Team

When seeking a dentist, it is important to choose someone who can be a long-term partner for your oral health. 

The team here at Smiles on Florida invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. They are trained in both general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as specialized services you can learn about here. Our team includes some of Lakeland’s top doctors. 

We’ll talk through your dental concerns and address any fears you might have in a caring and compassionate environment.

Pricing

With a combination of payment plans, insurance options, and cost saving specials, Smiles on Florida offers the best appointment prices in Lakeland. Call us and ask about our current promotions! Many of these are time limited, so schedule today.

Availability

Don’t wait to get the treatment you need. Call us or fill out this form and our front desk will work with you to get in as soon as possible. Same day new patient or emergency appointments may be available!

Our Team

When seeking a dentist, it is important to choose someone who can be a long-term partner for your oral health. 

The team here at Smiles on Florida invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. They are trained in both general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as specialized services you can learn about here. Our team includes some of Lakeland’s top doctors. 

We’ll talk through your dental concerns and address any fears you might have in a caring and compassionate environment.

Pricing

With a combination of payment plans, insurance options, and cost saving specials, Smiles on Florida offers the best appointment prices in Lakeland. Call us and ask about our current promotions! Many of these are time limited, so schedule today.

Availability

Don’t wait to get the treatment you need. Call us or fill out this form and our front desk will work with you to get in as soon as possible. Same day new patient or emergency appointments may be available!

How to Pay For Your New Patient Appointment

Don’t let fears over cost keep you from getting your best smile. Smiles on Florida partners with the following insurance providers. Many health plans cover a preventive exam at little to no out-of-pocket cost to you, and one or two annual cleanings! 

We work hard to offer the best prices for dental procedures in Lakeland.

We are happy to work with you even if you have no insurance. Be sure to check out our current cost savings specials. Schedule now!

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$59 New Patient Special

Complete Exam by the Dentist AND a Full Set of Digital X-Rays!

Related Services:

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

If you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted, we can help. Wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure, and the dental surgeons and dental specialists at Smiles On Florida are able to remove your wisdom teeth while keeping you extremely comfortable and relaxed.

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants are a simple, effective, and affordable way to help reduce the risk of cavities.

Fluoride Treatment

Looking for a preventive defense against tooth decay? Fluoride treatment might be right for you.

iTero® Digital Dentistry

Ready to visualize your new smile? The team at Smiles on Florida recognizes the vital role of modern dental technology in delivering exceptional dental care.

Lakeland Veneers

Our veneers are designed to look and fit naturally over your teeth. Remember, veneers are a permanent dental solution.

Lakeland Teeth Whitening

Let our team help you determine what whitening process is right for you, based on the current color and condition of your teeth.

Lakeland Gingivitis Treatment

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Gingivitis Treatment.

Lakeland Dental Bridges

A bridge is placed to correct teeth that sit on either side of a gap. A dental bridge can restore your smile, while also maintaining your face shape.

Lakeland Dental Bonding

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Dental Bonding.

Root Canal

A root canal, also called endodontic treatment or therapy is a dental procedure to help save a tooth with inflamed or infected pulp tissue. If you are having pain while chewing, swollen gums, or sensitivity, you may need this procedure.

Invisalign

Extractions

While many of us do our best to keep our teeth healthy, sometimes a tooth needs to be taken out to keep you healthy. In these cases, an extraction is necessary.

Teeth Cleaning

At Smiles on Florida, we believe that getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Dentures Lakeland, FL

Tooth loss is challenging on many levels. Not only can it affect what you eat and how you chew leading to more serious health concerns, but it can also make you feel embarrassed and uncomfortable.

Emergency Dentistry

You never know when a dental emergency will happen. Thankfully, Smiles on Florida is Lakeland’s most trusted Dental Emergency team. We have a team of dental experts to serve you.

All on X Dental Implants

With All on X implants/dentures, patients can enjoy the full functionality and appearance of natural teeth. Starting as low as $217 monthly per arch. *some restrictions apply

Cosmetic Dentistry

Looking great and feeling great go hand-in-hand. At Smiles On Florida in Lakeland, FL, we would be honored to be your cosmetic dentist.

Sedation Dentistry

A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway, and spontaneous ventilation is adequate. Cardiovascular function is usually maintained.

Oral Cancer Screening

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer.

We recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores.

Laser Assisted Periodontal Disease Treatment

LANAP™ is a gentle, conservative, non-invasive method of treating gum disease without cutting, suturing or removing tissue. Using a precision laser, the Doctor is able to kill up to 99% of the disease-causing bacteria in the periodontal pockets. Because there is no defense against the laser, the bacteria can not adapt and avoid elimination as with antibiotic treatment.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease is an infection caused by the bacteria found in plaque, the thin biofilm that constantly forms around our teeth. In response to these bacteria, our immune system produces toxins. Unfortunately, these toxins also target our gums and other supportive tissues, resulting in the infection known as periodontal disease. Without treatment, periodontal disease can have serious consequences for your oral health.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling is a [non-surgical] deep cleaning measure that includes removing plaque from above and below the gumline. The root is also smoothened through planing to allow the tissue to heal and reattach itself to the tooth. Local anesthesia is applied to numb the targeted area and make the procedure much more comfortable. Antibiotics may be recommended as a means of controlling the toxic bacteria from spreading further that cause periodontitis.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip or tibia (below the knee). Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw.

TMJ Treatment

The terms TMJ and TMD are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same thing. The TMJ is the jaw joint, and a TMD is a problem with the joint.

Dental Implants

Do you have a missing tooth? We understand how this can make your feel. We believe that everyone should be able to achieve their best smile. Smiles On Florida Implant Dentistry in Lakeland, FL is the right place to get your dental implants!

Invisalign and Clear Braces

Clear aligners are made from transparent materials that adjust your teeth without the “hardware” traditionally associated with braces.

Routine and Deep Cleaning

There are two parts to your Smiles on Florida visit – examination and cleaning. Your exam will check for cavities, plaque, and tartar on your teeth.

Dental Crowns

Decay or trauma can cause loss of tooth structure and can compromise function as well as aesthetics. Extensive loss of tooth structure can best be replaced with a restoration that covers your entire tooth as in a crown. This “full coverage” restoration can strengthen your tooth and in the hands of an expert can provide a long lasting esthetic and functional result.

Dentures and Partials

We know that life with dentures and partials can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it's important to remove teeth that are painful, broken down and infected, yet on the other hand, improperly made dentures used to replace those missing or extracted teeth can make eating, drinking and speaking very difficult.

Tooth Colored Fillings

A toothache can disrupt your life. Tooth decay, cracked teeth, and cavities will provide a constant and painful reminder. At Smiles on Florida we have completed thousands of fillings.

Periodontal Therapy

We specialize in a wide variety of procedures designed to maintain or improve your periodontal tissues. The periodontal (gum) tissues are an important part of your oral health. Our experience and expertise in periodontics allows us to provide high-quality treatments you cannot find anywhere else!