Common Questions2021-11-22T15:19:06+00:00

Read Some FAQs About Our Dental Service

We pride ourselves on offering you all the necessary information to make your visit a comfortable experience.

Do you accept insurance?2021-11-21T21:43:25+00:00

We take nearly all types of insurance including Medicaid.

We also offer pre-payment discounts to patient and offer senior citizen discounts.

Can I get in for same day emergency treatment?2021-11-21T21:42:35+00:00

You can definitely be seen with same day emergency care and walks-ins are welcome.

What type of dentistry do we do?2021-11-21T21:41:59+00:00

We are a FAMILY dental practice that treats patients of ALL ages.  We do silver fillings, white fillings, crowns, dentures, partials, repair dentures, root canals, extractions, wisdom teeth removal, implants, teeth whitening, mouth guards, children’s dentistry, senior citizen dentistry.

What type of toothbrush should I use?2021-11-21T21:40:51+00:00

The brand of the toothbrush is not as critical as the type of bristle and the size of the head. A soft toothbrush with a small head is recommended because medium and hard brushes tend to cause irritation and contribute to recession of the gums, and a small head allows you to get around each tooth more completely and is less likely to injure your gums. It’s unnecessary to “scrub” the teeth as long as you are brushing at least twice a day and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings.

Is one toothpaste better than others?2021-11-21T21:40:20+00:00

Generally, no. However, it’s advisable to use a fluoride containing toothpaste to decrease the incidence of dental decay. We recommend our patients use what tastes good to them as long as it contains fluoride.

How often should I floss?2021-11-21T21:39:46+00:00

Flossing of the teeth once per day helps to prevent cavities from forming between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing also helps to keep your gums healthy.

What’s the difference between a crown and a cap?2021-11-21T21:39:19+00:00

These are restorations to repair a severely broken tooth by covering all or most of the tooth after removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure and all decay. The restoration material is made of gold, porcelain, composites, or even stainless steel. Dentists refer to all of these restorations as “crowns.” However, patients often refer to the tooth-colored ones as “caps” and the gold or stainless steel ones as “crowns.”

What’s the difference between a bridge and a partial denture?2021-11-21T21:38:54+00:00

Both bridges and partial dentures replace missing teeth. A bridge is permanently attached to the teeth or, in some cases, implants. A partial denture is attached by clasps to the teeth and is easily removed by the patient. Patients are usually more satisfied with bridges than with partial dentures.

Do I need to have a root canal just because I have a crown?2021-11-21T21:38:26+00:00

No. While most teeth which have had root canal treatments do need crowns to strengthen the teeth and to return the teeth to normal form and function, not every tooth needing a crown needs to have a root canal.

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