Here are a few questions we receive often. Take a look through them to see if your question is answered. If it isn’t, feel free to contact our office and speak to a friendly member of our staff.

How often should I visit the dentist?

It’s recommended that you visit your dentist twice a year (approximately every six months) for a routine check-up and dental cleaning. X-rays are usually taken once a year.

I brush and floss every day. Do I still need to see my dentist twice a year?

Yes. Even with good oral hygiene habits, traces of plaque and debris can remain on the teeth, potentially allowing bacteria to attack the mouth and cause cavities and/or gum disease. Additionally, it’s important to visit your dentist for a check-up of your oral health because many oral diseases do not present symptoms and can only be detected by a professional.

Do you treat children?

Yes! We are proud to serve patients of all ages, from the youngest child in the family to grandma or grandpa.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, most major credit cards, and most PPOs. Speak to a member of our staff prior to your appointment to check on your insurance coverage. We also accept CareCredit.

How can I teach good dental hygiene to my children?

First and foremost, be sure to model it. Seeing their parents practice good oral hygiene can be a big influence for children to do so as well. Additionally, teach children about the importance of oral hygiene and the effects of not taking care of your mouth. As they practice dental hygiene habits like brushing and flossing, the use of a rewards chart can be helpful. Supervise brushing and flossing until you are confident that they are doing it correctly.

I get nervous when visiting the dentist. What can I do about this?

Most people are reluctant to visit the dentist because they are afraid that their appointment will somehow be painful. Understand that this is not the case and, most of the time, the dentist’s goal is to relieve or prevent any pain by helping you maintain your oral health. If you experience serious anxiety about these appointments, talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry.