Frequently Asked Dental Questions
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Do you take my insurance?
We are happy to process and file claims for most dental insurance plans, and we will work with you to maximize your coverage. Don’t hesitate to call us to discuss how your specific insurance circumstance will impact your cost of care.
How often should I visit the dentist?
In keeping with the recommendations of the American Dental Association, we recommend patients come to see us at least two times every year for preventive dental checkups and teeth cleanings. During these visits, we have the opportunity to screen for common oral health concerns and diagnose them in their early stages.
Do I need oral cancer screenings if I don’t smoke?
Yes! More than 25% of those diagnosed with oral cancer each year do not participate in any of the high-risk behaviors associated with the disease. That's why we conduct oral cancer screening for every patient as part of regular dental checkups.
Should I consider dental implants?
Whether you’re missing a single tooth or a full arch of teeth, dental implants can offer improved stability and a more natural looking and feeling restoration compared with other tooth replacement solutions.
Can I call during dental emergencies?
We are here to help whenever our patients need us, and that includes during unexpected dental emergencies. Please contact us right away if you experience a toothache, oral trauma, or other dental health emergency.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is an oral health issue that damages those tissues that surround the tooth. Commonly referred to as gum disease, periodontal disease can lead to the recession of soft tissue, diminished bone density, and tooth loss. We offer a variety of periodontal therapies to renew oral health following gum disease.
Am I too old to straighten my teeth?
You’re never too old to get the smile of your dreams. If you want an orthodontic solution that is less noticeable than traditional bracket and wire braces, talk to our team about Invisalign.
Do dentists treat sleep apnea?
We are happy to offer an effective treatment for many patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Oral appliance therapy keeps the airway clear, allowing patients to sleep soundly through the night and wake feeling rested.
If I get nervous at the dentist, can your team help?
We take the time to work with patients to ensure they feel safe and comfortable in our dental office. If you need a little extra help relaxing or remaining pain-free during treatment, we also offer dental sedation.