Frequently Asked Questions
Is it time for your next checkup? Will we accept your dental insurance? Can you call us in case of a dentistry emergency? Below, you’ll find answers to these questions and more of the most common ones that our team receives every day. If you have a question that hasn’t been covered here, be sure to give us a call and ask! We’re always ready to talk to you and make sure you understand all of your dental options.
How often should I go to the dentist?
Our team agrees with the American Dental Association’s recommendation on this one: the average healthy person should receive at least TWO checkups and cleanings each year, or one every six months. This, along with a consistent oral hygiene routine at home, is the best way to safeguard against tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease long-term.
Do you accept child patients?
Yes we do! Our team has plenty of experience treating children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers and beyond. Whether your child is coming in for their first appointment or has been going to the dentist for years, we’ll take the time to make them feel comfortable in the office while we provide the kid-friendly services their growing smile needs.
How are oral health and overall health connected?
This phenomenon is called the oral systemic-link, and it basically says that the health of the mouth often reflects the health of the entire body. This connection is why many researchers believe that those who suffer from heart disease, diabetes, and dementia so often have dental issues as well. Many systemic diseases also have early signs that manifest in the mouth, and by keeping an eye out for them, we can help our patients get the early treatment they need before a condition can become serious.
Can you help with a dental emergency?
Yes! Whether you are dealing with a broken/knocked-out tooth or a severe toothache, you can always reach out to our practice to get the urgent attention that you need. We work to see emergency patients as quickly as possible so that no one is ever left waiting in pain.
How long does it take to have a tooth repaired?
This answer can vary from patient to patient, but in most cases, we’re able to fully repair broken/decayed teeth in just one visit. We can either apply tooth-colored fillings or use our in-house CEREC technology to design, fabricate, and place a custom-made crown in as little as an hour.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
Our practice accepts dental insurance plans from several providers and is always willing to help patients get the most out of their plan. Individual benefits vary, however, so be sure to give us a call so we can go over how we can use your specific plan to help you save on your dental care.
Are there ways to save on my dental care that doesn’t involve insurance?
Yes! Flexible financing is available, and we also accept the Essential Dental Plan. With it, patients only pay one low annual fee to completely cover their basic dental care for the year and gain access to a wide variety of other discounted services. It’s much more affordable than standard insurance and offers many of the same benefits. To learn more about the plan and sign up today, click on the button on our New Patients page.