Dentists recommend you brush your teeth at least twice day and floss at least once daily.
How often should I visit my dentist for cleaning and exam?
We recommend visiting your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and an exam. This will ensure the best results for maintaining your oral health.
At what age should a child have his/her first visit?
Children should start seeing a dentist when they have eight primary teeth. This will allow the dentist to have an opportunity to detect early disease, assess adequacy of brushing and flossing practices, and to make recommendations on overall oral health.
Why do I need regular x-rays?
The primary purpose of routine radiographs, or x-rays, is to diagnose cavities between teeth. Cavities cannot be observed by visual oral exams. Depending on an individual’s oral health and risk for cavities, the frequency of routine x-rays is adjusted in keeping with the principle of ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable).
Do my silver fillings need to be replaced?
Dentists recommend to only replace silver fillings is if they are leaking, broken or have a cavity under them. At that time, amalgam fillings can be replaced with a material that is best suited for your situation — this can be mercury-free white fillings, inlays or onlays, veneers or crowns.
At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?
We encourage a dental visit by the time a child is 3 years old, however, we welcome children of all ages and have addressed concerns for parents of patients as young as 11 months old.
Is it mandatory that I submit to x-rays?
Dental x-rays, or radiographs, are one of the many tools we use to diagnose and treatment plan for a wide range of procedures. We encourage and open dialogue with patients and well strive to come to a mutually agreed and beneficial course of action.
Do you accept my insurance?
We accept all forms of dental insurance and we are an assignment clinic, meaning we sit claims on your behalf.
I am pregnant, is this a problem?
Not at all! There are several studies that support the benefits of good oral hygiene for both mother and baby. We would only ask you notify the dental professional prior to any treatment to allow any modifications to treatment planning to ensure everyone remains healthy and comfortable.
Is it required to accept fluoride treatment?
Dental fluoride is an adjunct to help improve public health and has been shown to be very beneficial in reducing rates of decay, especially in children, however, we believe that a patient has complete control over any treatment to be carried out and we value an open dialogue to ensure the comfort of our patients