Common Questions asked by patients just like you
Payments and Procedures
- What form of payments do you accept?
We at our office we accept cash, checks, care credit, visa/master cards and CareCredit to those who qualify.
For more details, visit our payment options page.
- What is CareCredit?
- CareCredit is a flexible patient/client payment program, specifically designed for healthcare expenses, that makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need. CareCredit is ideal for co-payments, deductibles, treatment and procedures not covered by insurance, and can be used at over 45,000 practices nationwide. For more information about CareCredit contact our office.
- What insurances do you accept in your office?
- Delta Dental PPO, Humana PPO, Assurant PPO, BlueCross BlueShield PPO, Guardian PPO, Metlife, Aetna, Cigna and most other PPOs. To provide a smooth visit, please call our office so one our staff members can verify your insurance before you visit.
- What dental services do you provide?
- We do our best to provide you with a variety of dental services such as Invisalign, orthodontics, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency care.
- Do you see pediatric patients?
- Unlike some dental office, we do see children so the whole family can come for dental appointments together.
- Do you offer late appointments?
Yes, we offer late appointments to accommodate our patients who can not comply with other dental customary hours. We also offer saturday appointments.
For more information on our hours, visit our about us section.
- How often should I have dental exam and cleaning?
- You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though your dentist may recommend more frequent visits. Regular dental exams and cleaning visits are essential in preventing dental problems and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. At these visits, your teeth are cleaned and checked for cavities. Additionally, there are many other things that are checked and monitored to help detect, prevent, and maintain your dental health.
- How often should I brush?
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day (especially before going to bed at night) with an ADA approved soft bristle brush and toothpaste.
- How often should I floss?
- Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the teeth and under the gumline. Flossing not only helps clean these spaces, it disrupts plaque colonies from building up, preventing damage to the gums, teeth, and bone.
- What can I do to prevent bad breath?
- Practice good oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day with an ADA approved fluoride toothpaste and toothbrush. Floss daily to remove food debris and plaque from in between the teeth and under the gumline. Brush or use a tongue scraper to clean the tongue and reach the back areas. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months. If you wear dentures or removable bridges, clean them thoroughly and place them back in your mouth in the morning. Stop smoking or chewing tobacco so you won't build up nasty bacteria. Drink water frequently because water will help keep your mouth moist and wash away bacteria. Use mouthwash or rinses alleviate bad breath. Ask the doctor about which mouthwash or rinse to use. Finally, see the dentist regularly.
- What do we do if we break a tooth?
- If you fall down and break a tooth, try to cover the broken tooth with wax or a well-chewed piece of sugarless gum. This protects it from cold or hot items which may hurt it. If the tooth is loose, be careful not to chew on it. If the tooth is not in its normal position, push it gently in place. Take some pain medicine such as Tylenol to get rid of pain. If your lip or gum has been cut, use Vaseline over the cut and see the dentist as soon as possible.
- What do we do if our tooth is knocked out?
- If you have an accident and your adult tooth, including the root, is knocked out, your dentist may be able to put it back in the socket. So save and clean tooth carefully with water or saliva from your mouth. Don't try to scrape the "skin" off the root. Put the tooth in a glass of milk. If you don't have milk, put the tooth in your mouth, next to your cheek. See the dentist within one hour.