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New Patients

Time: At our office, your new patient visit will take at least 90 minutes. You will receive the time you deserve to express your concerns, share your past experiences and to talk about what your goals and expectations are for your dental health and appearance. It is a time for you to ask questions so that you can make informed decisions about the dental care that is best for you.

Oral Cancer Screening Exam: Oral cancer is on a rapid rise, especially in the low risk population. Your dentist should feel and examine from both sides your: neck, floor of the mouth, and cheeks. You should stick out your tongue and the dentist should move it side to side to view all parts of it. Early detection means a much better prognosis and outcome.

Thorough Medical and Dental History Review: Current research is proving just how critically important dental health is to your overall health. It is extremely important that a thorough medical and dental history be obtained and reviewed to make an accurate and proper diagnosis. Your dentist should also ask about any problems or bad experiences you may have had. We know there is a human being with feelings and concerns attached to those teeth. We want to treat you, not just your teeth.

Complete Periodontal Charting: Periodontal gum and bone disease is the #1 undiagnosed illness in America and the #1 reason for tooth loss. 

Complete Series of Diagnostic X-ray Images: Caring for and treating you without x-ray images a dentist cannot diagnose what he/she cannot see. That is why detailed images (within 5 years) showing ALL of the teeth, roots, and bone holding the teeth in place are a part of any complete and thorough examination. Images show cavities, bone loss around teeth, tumors, infections, failing restorations, and much more.

State of the Art Digital Scan:  In addition to X-ray images, a digital scan is a fantastic diagnostic tool.  Dr. Juracka can use your scan to order orthodontic clear aligners, teeth whitening trays, mouth guards and more in real time from this first scan.  They also work to eliminate the need for traditional impressions in many cases giving the patient a more comfortable experience.

Payment Information

We accept the following methods of payment for your visits:

Cash
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Credit Card

We believe that healthy teeth and great smiles don’t have to hurt your budget. Financing to get those bigger things in life that we want and need is often the right choice. That is why we are proud to offer dental financing with CareCredit. Options available for short and long terms financing and even 0% financing to help you get the healthy and gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted. Click CareCredit to learn more and apply.

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We're Saratoga Locals

Dr. Joseph Juracka's family loves Saratoga and all it has to offer. After being away for 20 years, Dr. Juracka moved home to raise his family and serve the community he loves. You will see us enjoying concerts at SPAC, playing and coaching Saratoga Miss Softball, volunteering with Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY, serving our veterans through the Veterans Business Council, playing Disc Golf in Saratoga Spa State Park as well as enjoying all that Saratoga Springs and our surrounding community has to offer. Thank you for welcoming us home, we look forward to serving you and having Smiles for Life Dental Care be your Dental Home.
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