Common Questions

What should I bring to my first appointment?
Do you allow same day or emergency dentist appointments?
How often should I have a dental cleaning and examination?
What is your cancellation policy?
Should I replace my old silver fillings?
How can I get rid of stains or discolorations on my teeth?
How do I know if I have gum disease?
Do I need to floss regularly?
What kind of toothbrush is most recommended?
How often should I brush and floss my teeth?
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 forms located on this page, and bring them filled out to your appointment.

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 a true emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

How often should I have a dental cleaning and examination?

For optimal oral health, we recommend that you find a dentist and get a dental cleaning and exam every six months. An oral exam consists of examining your teeth, removing plaque, potentially taking x-rays, along with a deep tooth cleaning and polish.  Some patients may require additional or more frequent cleanings during the year, but your hygienist will be able to inform you of this at your regular check-up.

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.

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 its 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.

How can I get rid of stains or discolorations on my teeth?

Silver amalgam fillings eventually need to be replaced. The average life span of a silver filling varies due to its 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.

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 at our dentist clinic.

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.

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 brush to get around each tooth more thoroughly.

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.

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