Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions
How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend visiting the dentist at least once every six months. These twice a year professional cleanings and exams give us the opportunity to diagnose and treat oral health issues in their earliest stages and prevent many common dental health concerns.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is one of the most prevalent oral health concerns among US adults. It occurs when plaque and tartar buildup at the gum line irritates the soft tissue, leading to inflammation or infection. We offer a variety of periodontal therapies to restore oral health following gum disease.
Can I call you if I have a dental emergency?
We are happy to work with patients who experience dental emergencies. Call our dental office right away. In most cases, we offer same day appointments. If we’re unable to see patients on the day they call, we can walk them through first aid tips over the phone.
Why should I visit the dentist for sleep apnea?
Many patients who suffer from sleep apnea believe the traditional CPAP system is their only or best treatment option. However, in many cases, oral appliance therapy from the dentist can offer results comparable or superior to CPAP therapy.
Does teeth whitening work?
Over the counter whitening products make big promises they rarely deliver on, so it’s no surprise patients are skeptical about teeth whitening. However, our professional whitening kits from Opalescence GO offer predictable results up to ten shades brighter.
Can you help if I get nervous?
We work hard to ensure every patient we treat is completely comfortable from the moment they arrive, but in some cases, patients need a little extra help staying calm and free from pain. For these patients, we may recommend sedation dentistry. Oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation allow our patients to achieve maximum comfort even during extensive treatments.
Do you take my insurance?
We are happy to process and file claims for any PPO dental insurance provider, and work with patients to maximize their coverage whenever possible. Don’t hesitate to ask any of our knowledgeable team members if you have questions or concerns.
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?