Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage or payment options. We also welcome your input on how to make your visit as pleasant as possible.
Our office staff is available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We'll work with your insurance provider and make sure you understand your insurance benefits. We offer direct billing and financing options for dental procedures.
Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive dental care whenever you need it.
Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans, plus we offer affordable, third-party financing. With third party financing, you can:
Yes, we are happy to accept new patients.
Yes, we hope you never have to deal with a dental emergency, but we are here for you if you need us. Our goal is to see you the same day that you call. We always try to keep wait times to a minimum. You can help us do that by calling early in the day – usually the earlier you call us in the day, the easier it is to get in for an appointment.
Dentistry is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions, disorders and diseases of the tooth, gums, mouth and jaw. Often considered necessary for complete oral health, dentistry can have an impact on the health of your entire body.
Your dentist has completed at least six years of schooling. A dentist is a person who works to diagnose, treat and prevent oral health problems.
Visiting the dentist and hygienist regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy. Dental care is important because it:
Your teeth may feel fine, but it's still important to see the dentist regularly because problems can exist without you knowing. Your smile's appearance is important, and your dentist can help keep your smile healthy and looking beautiful. With so many advances in dentistry, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, missing or misshapen teeth. Today's dentists offer many treatment choices that can help you smile with confidence, including:
Choosing a dentist who "clicks" with you and your family is important, and you may wish to consider several dentists before making your final decision. During your first visit, you should be able to determine if the dentist is right for you. During your appointment, consider the following:
The Canadian and American Academies of Pediatric Dentistry and Pediatrics (CAPD) "promotes the concept of a dental home by age one. This obviously implies the child is otherwise healthy with no history of birth defects, trauma or pain involving the oral cavity at an earlier age."
Children, teens and adults should all see the dentist for a regular checkup at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to see the dentist more than just twice a year. Your dentist will help determine how often you should visit the dentist for regular checkups.
A cavity is a small hole that forms inside the tooth and is caused by tooth decay. Cavities are formed when plaque buildup on the outside of the tooth combines with sugars and starches in the food you eat. This can produce an acid that can eat away the enamel on your tooth. If a cavity is left untreated, it can lead to more serious oral health problems. Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss in-between teeth at least once to help prevent cavities.
A filling is a synthetic material that your dentist uses to fill a cavity after all of the tooth decay has been removed. Fillings do not generally hurt because your dentist will numb your mouth with an anesthetic. Fillings are made from a variety of different materials, including composites, gold or ceramic. If you need a filling, be sure to talk to your doctor about what type is best for you and your teeth.
According to your dentist and the Canadian Dental Association, you should be brushing your teeth at least two times a day. Brushing keeps your teeth, gums, and mouth clean and healthy by removing bacteria-causing plaque. It is also recommended that when you brush your teeth, you use a soft bristle toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride. You should spend at least a minute on the top teeth and a minute on the bottom teeth, and remember to brush your tongue; it will help keep your breath smelling fresh!
When should I change my toothbrush?
Your toothbrush will eventually wear out, especially if you are brushing your teeth two times a day for two to three minutes each time. Your dentist recommends that adults and children should change their toothbrush every three months. If you are using an electric toothbrush, be sure to read the directions, as you may not need to change toothbrush heads as frequently. Patients with gum disease are encouraged to change their toothbrush every four to six weeks in order to keep any bacteria from spreading. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with hot water to kill germs and keep the bristles clean. If you've been sick, be sure to change your toothbrush as soon as possible.
Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is mostly caused by plaque and bacteria buildup that is not treated in its early stage. Other causes of periodontal disease include tobacco use, teeth grinding, some medications and genetics. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease and, if detected, is treatable. Gingivitis left untreated may turn into gum disease. Advanced gum disease will lead to tooth and bone loss, and is a permanent condition. Brushing your teeth regularly and visiting the dentist every six months will help prevent gingivitis and more severe cases of periodontal disease. Common signs of gum disease are:
Yes! In fact, it's even more important for patients receiving orthodontic treatment to visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places your toothbrush can't reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces.
Simply call our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next dental checkup at your convenience. If you are a new patient, please let us know, and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.