Frequently Asked Questions
You should floss to reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth. Brushing your teeth gets rid of some of the bacteria in your mouth but can’t get to bacteria hiding in the tiny spaces between your teeth. Flossing gets rid of the bacteria your toothbrush can’t get to. If you do not floss, plaque remains between your teeth and eventually it hardens into tartar.
Always spend two to three minutes brushing your teeth, do not brush too hard, floss at least once a day and cut down on sugary foods. Brush after a meal or at least rinse your mouth with water. You can also chew sugarless gum after meals. Lastly, visit your dentist regularly for routine checks.
Yes, we accept most insurance and as a courtesy to our patients, we file insurance for all services rendered.
Yes, we do. Technology is a key component of today’s modern dental practice. Our practice is equipped with cutting-edge technology, such as all digital X-ray equipment and a unique digital scanning system for making precise dental impressions.
Yes, we offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to patients in conjunction with local anesthesia.
Yes, we offer tooth-colored fillings. Material selection for fillings is often dictated by the needs of the patient and the specific situation and location in the mouth.
Yes, we have relationships with oral surgeons who do the actual implants. Our role is to restore the implant. We do this by putting a crown on top of the implant.
We see patients of all ages in our practice, from young children to senior citizens. We recommend that children should first see the dentist around age 3 or 4.
Sealants are a thin, plastic coating that is painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. The sealant bonds into the depressions and groves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth. Dental sealants are a good choice for both children and adults. Sealants can last for many years but need to be checked often by a dentist.
The dentures may feel loose and awkward for a while until your muscles learn to keep them in place.