Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend visiting the dentist at least two times every year. This is also the recommendation of the American Dental Association which sets the standards for best practices in dentistry. These appointments allow our team to prevent most major oral health concerns and maintain whole, healthy smiles.
Why should I get an oral cancer screening if I don’t smoke?
Smoking increases the risk of contracting oral cancer, but it is not the only high risk activity and about 30% of those diagnosed engage in none of these high risk behaviors. Screenings ensure patients are diagnosed and can begin treatment in the earliest stages.
Does Invisalign work for over and underbite?
Absolutely. Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic alignment trays to gradually shift teeth into their ideal alignment over the course of about a year, and these clear aligners are able to align even the more severe malocclusions like over, under, and crossbite.
I get nervous when I go to the dentist. Can you help?
Our team works hard to help patients feel relaxed and welcome from the moment they arrive, but we know that some patients need more help to safely and comfortably get the dental care they need. For these patients, we may recommend dental sedation.
What if I have a dental emergency?
We welcome patients to call us anytime with dental emergencies. In most cases, we offer same day care, and we always take time to answer questions and offer first aid tips to protect your smile until you arrive at our office.
Should I consider dental implants instead of traditional dentures?
We often recommend dental implant supported partial and full dentures over the traditional variety because this option more closely mimics natural dental structure replacing the root system and firmly anchoring dentures.
Do you take my insurance?
We are happy to process and file claims for any insurance provider and we are in-network with a number benefit plans including Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, and Delta Dental.