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Q. Are you accepting new patients?
A. Yes, we are always happy to see new patients.
Q. Do You Accept My Insurance?
A. We are very happy to help you file a claim with most insurance plans.
Q. How can I pay for my treatment?
A. We accept most dental insurances, cash, checks, cashier’s checks, VISA, MasterCard, discover, and Care credit in our dental practice.
Q. What can I expect at my first appointment?
A. Your first appointment is an exam, and cleaning only, consisting of a evaluation of your teeth, gums and mouth. Based on this evaluation, x-rays may need to be taken. No dental treatment is provided during this exam. Your appointment will be for treatment planning as well. Your dentist will review the findings of your exam and x-rays and discuss how your dental needs can be met. Your dentist will review the risks and benefits of the treatment, and you will be asked to sign a consent agreeing to the planned treatment. Your dental treatment will start at your next scheduled visit. Note: If you are experiencing dental pain at the time of your exam appointment you will be seen as an emergency patient so that your immediate dental need can be met. You will then be scheduled for another appointment for a complete exam.
Q. I am afraid of going to the dentist ... What can I do?
A. Fear of the dentist is quite common and many people are as fearful and concerned as you may be. However, because fear of the dentist is so common, your dentist and his/her staff are also well aware of this and are properly trained to work with you in helping you to overcome these fears. Notify your dental team about your concerns and questions. You will find they are eager to work with you to make your visits pleasant. Asking questions about your mouth and proposed treatment will help to remove fear of the unknown and give you an opportunity to become involved in your dental health. Most importantly, remember that your dental team is eager to work with you, not just on you, in order to achieve a mutual goal - maintaining the health of your smile.
Q. What are dental implants?
A. An implant feels and looks like your own natural teeth because it's inserted beneath your gum. It starts with a small, sturdy, titanium post that's placed into your jawbone. Once the bone in your jaw has grown around the implant, it acts like the root of a natural tooth. Next, a crown, bridge or over-denture is put in place. Because implants are very durable and can last a lifetime, they require the same maintenance as natural teeth — brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups. Patients like implants because they offer stability and comfort that other alternatives can't. Because they never slip or shift in your mouth, eating and speaking is easier. Implants have now become a routine procedure. In addition, remember we are the virtually pain-free dentists and even offer sedation services should you want them.
Q. When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
A. In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.
Q. What to do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?
A. The most important thing to do is to remain calm. Then find the tooth. Hold it by the crown rather than the root and try to reinsert it in the socket. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk and take your child and the glass immediately to the pediatric dentist.
Q. What’s the connection between oral health and overall health?
A. Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body's natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Studies also suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontitis — a severe form of gum disease — might play a role in some diseases. In addition, certain diseases, such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, can lower the body's resistance to infection, making oral health problems more severe.
Q. Is Teeth Whitening and Bleaching Safe?
A. Tooth whitening, performed at home is not harmful to the teeth. Bleaching is an ideal method for removing stains caused by coffee, tobacco, tea, other beverages and food. With proper care, the effects of a home tooth bleaching session can last indefinitely.