If you’ve got some questions you’d like answered, you’re in the right place! Scroll through these commonly asked questions to see if this page can help you feel more informed.
How Often Should I Get Dental Checkups?
Most people assume that the answer to this question is 6 months. While this is often the case, each person has a unique dental situation and some people might need to come in more frequently and others will need to visit less frequently. Frequency can range anywhere from 3 months to a whole year. When you come in for a check up, talk with your dentist about what would be the best option for you and create a dental care plan together. Regular dental visits are important so please call and ask when you should schedule your next check up!
When Are X-rays Necessary?
It’s a good idea to get an x-ray if you’ve had extensive tooth decay in the past or have a history of periodontal disease. Even the best dentists don’t have the power to see inside and in between your teeth. This is why x-rays can be so helpful because they have the ability to help identify and pinpoints dental problems that aren’t visible. For example, if you have dental implants, an x-ray could help check to see how they’re doing both on the outside and on the inside where they are anchored into your jaw bone.
If you’re meeting with your dentist regularly there’s less of a need for x-rays because your family dentistry will likely have a good records of your oral health. But ultimately the decision lies between you and your dentist. Each person has their own dental history to deal with and your dentist will choose to suggest x-rays based on your dental history and your current oral health situation. If you feel unsure about x-rays or have questions about whether you’ll need one or not, call our office and we’d love to explain more!
What Causes Tooth Decay?
No one wants to have to deal with gum disease, root canals, or tooth decay. Taking care of your teeth and protecting them from decay is a great way to stay feeling and looking your best. So what exactly are you protecting your teeth from?
The most common causes of tooth decay include foods and beverages that are high in sugar, not brushing and flossing two times a day, and other medical issues that cause frequent vomiting. Protecting the precious teeth you’ve got from sugary food particles will help you prevent cavities and reduce the need for expensive cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, in the future. Even baby teeth are worth caring for because tooth decay can be more than just unattractive, it can be painful.
What Changes Does Pregnancy Make to My Dental Appointment?
Just because you’re expecting a child doesn’t mean you should put your dental care on hold. If you neglect your oral health you run the risk of developing gum disease which could end up negatively affecting your baby.
Because of a surge in hormones it’s common for expecting mothers to develop gingivitis, which if left untreated, could turn into gum disease that’s more serious and takes longer to heal. Stay in contact with your dentist during your pregnancy and make sure that you’re going in for help if you experience any oral discomfort or pain.
What Insurance Do You Take?
We take almost all major insurance companies. If you have questions about your specific situation, call our office and we’ll be happy to address any concerns.
Do You Have Payment Options?
Yes we do! We take all major credit cards as well as cash and check. We strive to make payment as stress free as it can be.
Do You Offer Any Outside Financing Options?
Indeed we do. We offer Care Credit. If you want to learn more about it, give us a call and we’d love to share more details!