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FAQ about Our Dental Office

How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year. Depending on your situation, your dentist or dental hygienist might recommend that you schedule more frequent visits.

How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis?

An estimated four out of every five people have a periodontal disease and don’t realize it. Many people who have the disease are unaware because the disease is painless in the early stages.

Periodontal disease begins with plaque, which is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria can produce toxins that inflame the gums and destroy the bone. By properly flossing and brushing your teeth, you can fight against periodontal disease.

What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are individually crafted to fit your teeth. These veneers are made to last and they do not stain. They make the perfect solution for people who are worried about their smiles. Porcelain veneers can restore stained teeth, mend uneven spacing, cover chipped teeth, solve tooth crowding, and fix teeth that are too small or too large.

Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe to use?

An amalgam filling is made of a blend of copper, silver, tin, and zinc and bound by elemental mercury. Some people have concerns about the safety of the fillings as a result of the various components. Today, however, the general consensus is that these fillings are safe.

The American Dental Association, the Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the World Health Organization all deem that the fillings are safe for dentists to use. They argue that the only reason not to use these fillings is if a patient has an allergy.

Some people have specific concerns about the mercury in the fillings; however, the American Dental Association maintains that mercury is safe when combined with the other components in the filling.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept most forms of insurance. We also take CareCredit and major credit cards.

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