We accept most insurance plans; however, there are a select few plans that require their insured to see a certain dentist. If you are unsure if this applies to you, please call our office and we will be happy to look into it for you.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions at our office. We hope you find answers here, but if you need any extra assistance please do not hesitate to contact our office or schedule an appointment! We would love to hear from you.
1. How often should I brush and floss?
Brush twice daily (once in the morning and again at night), and floss between your teeth everyday. Daily attention to your oral hygiene is one of the most important practices for good teeth and gum health.
2. How often should I come in for a dental visit (exam and cleaning)?
You should always have your teeth examined and cleaned at least twice a year. These biannual visits include an exam and prophy, in which the teeth are checked and polished, removing any stain or plaque not otherwise removed by daily brushing. At each check-up, your teeth are cleaned, and x-rays are taken as a preliminary check for signs of cancer or cavities. Keeping up with your regular check-ups and updating your x-rays will help to detect and prevent decay while maintaining dental health.
3. Should I whiten my teeth?
Whitening, or bleaching, lightens the teeth to remove stains or discolored areas formed by age, food, drink, or smoking. If you feel you could benefit by whitening, we have bleaching trays available at our office that can be fitted personally to you.
4.When should my child have his/her first dental check-up?
We recommend that children come in for their first dental appointment around age three.
5.Which is better: an electric toothbrush or a traditional, manual one?
When used correctly, both an electric toothbrush and a traditional toothbrush are equally effective. The most important thing to look for when purchasing a toothbrush is that it is a soft-bristle toothbrush. However, the most important thing to take away is that it is not as important which brush you use, but how you use it. Gently brushing in a circular motion back and forth and around the gumline is the most effective way to clean.
6. Which toothpaste should I use?
A flouride toothpaste is an essential component of optimal dental health.
7. What can I do about tooth sensitivity?
To prevent tooth sensitivity, maintain good oral hygiene, use flouride toothpaste, and use a soft-bristled toothbrush. If you find that your teeth are still highly sensitive to hot and cold, sweet or sour foods or drinks, please call our office.