FAQs

The following are some of the our most frequently asked questions (FAQs)…

My gums bleed when I brush. Should I be concerned?

Yes. Bleeding during brushing can be a sign of periodontal disease which could eventually lead to bone and tooth loss. In addition, gum disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and low birth weight babies. Contact us for an appointment so we can examine you.

Is it safe to whiten my teeth?

In general, teeth whitening is very safe. However, it should not be overdone. Once or twice a year for a period of 1-3 weeks is usually sufficient with take-home systems or once, in-office, with a take-home touch up kit. We offer both in office and take home options depending on your desire and needs. Note that sensitivity can be an issue with whitening. If you experience this, let us know so we can advise you accordingly.

How will I know when its time for my checkup?

Since our focus is on keeping your mouth healthy for life, we will try to schedule your checkup before you leave for the day. We will also send you a reminder card and provide you with a call, text or e-mail to remind you of the time and date. If you would miss your appointment or are unable to schedule while you are in the office, we will send you a reminder card about a month in advance of your due date.

I am nervous and scared about coming to a dentist. Is there anything that can be done to help me relax during treatment?

We offer nitrous oxide and oxygen (laughing gas) to help you relax while you are having treatment. You may watch television during your treatment or listen to music if you like.

How do you insure patient safety?

We use OSHA recommended techniques for sterilization of all instruments and use barriers on instruments and equipment when possible. We wear gloves and masks and sanitize our hands after each patient.

If my child has an accident and knocks out or breaks a tooth, what should I do?

If the tooth is completely knocked out, rinse the tooth gently in tap water—DO NOT SCRUB— and put it in a small glass of milk. Contact the office or the emergency line (if after hours) immediately. Time is critical. Occasionally teeth that have been knocked out can be re-implanted but it must usually be done within two hours of the injury. If a tooth is broken, contact the office so that we can arrange to see you.

What happens if I have an emergency?

If you have an emergency during office hours, please contact us and we will do our best to see you same day or within 24 hours to either remedy the problem or make you comfortable.

What makes your office different from any other dentist I could visit?

You, the patient, are our number one priority. We want you to feel as if you are a part of our family when you are here. We will make sure we address all your needs and concerns but we will never recommend any treatment that is not necessary or that you are uncomfortable with. Our happiness depends upon your happiness.

Where can I learn more about procedures such as crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures, partials and implants?

Please make an appointment so we can walk you through the process. We can help educate you through discussion as well as a variety of educational software to make you feel more comfortable with these procedures.

Contact us For More Information or to Make an Appointment!