What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please make sure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that you can provide us with the necessary paperwork and insurance information. To save time, you can also print the Intake Forms located on our forms page, and bring them filled out to your appointment.
How often should I brush and floss my teeth?
We recommend you brush your teeth twice a day and encourage daily flossing. The most effective way to prevent the build up of plaque is through daily flossing.
What kind of toothbrush is most recommended?
We recommend a soft bristled brush for the optimal health of your gums. We also suggest a small headed rotary toothbrush to get around each tooth more thoroughly.
Do I need to floss regularly?
Yes, it is important to floss daily because flossing removes plaque between teeth where it is hard for a toothbrush to reach. A major contributing factor to gum disease is caused by not flossing.
How often should I have a dental cleaning and examination?
For optimal oral health, we recommend that you get a dental cleaning and exam at least every six months.
How do I know if I have gum disease?
Unfortunately, most people that have gum disease are unaware of it. Because gum disease is painless as it begins, it is crucial to schedule regular dental exams. Symptoms of gum disease include consistent bad breath, receding gums, red or bleeding gums, new spaces between teeth, and loose teeth. If you have a concern about gum disease we recommend you make an appointment to have an oral exam.
How can I get rid of stains or discolorations on my teeth?
There are many products and methods available to whiten teeth. We recommend professional teeth whitening as the best way to improve the brightness of your smile. Contact our office today, to find out more information about teeth whitening and if it is right for you.
Should I replace my old silver fillings?
Silver amalgam fillings eventually need to be replaced. The average life span of a silver filling varies due to leakage, breakdown or recurrent decay. During your scheduled appointment with us, we can tell you when they need to be replaced. Replacing your fillings with white filling materials, porcelain inlays, or crowns and veneers can give you the beautiful, long lasting smile you are seeking.
Do you allow same day or emergency dentist appointments?
We do set aside certain times during the day for emergency dentist visits. However, if you are having an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require 24 hours notice to cancel all appointments. Please be sure to contact us if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the visit.