Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question or concern? View our frequently asked questions to instantly find an answer to common questions and concerns.
When should I visit the Dentist?
- Tooth sensitivity
- Broken teeth
- Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
- Swollen face or gums
- Jaw pain
- Dry mouth
- Mouth sores
- Bleeding gums
Scheduling an appointment is the easiest way to get examined immediately and prevents more serious infections or problems.
I have a fear of visiting the dentist, what are my options?
A fear of visiting the dentist is a very common issue. All of our dentists are aware of dental anxiety and are adequately trained to help you overcome this type of fear. You will find all of our dentists are eager to help you and make your visits as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Continually asking questions is an effective way to remove fears of the unknown and become more involved in your dental care.
Why do I need routine dental exams?
A regular exam is a preventive care measure that will help spot issues early and help prevent larger more costly treatments. It all starts with your initial exam and cleaning. A dental hygienist will start by cleaning your teeth, and will probe spots near the gum-line and on the surfaces with special tools. It is recommended to get an exam every 6 months or as recommended by your dentist.
Are Dental X-rays Safe?
Both medical and dental professionals diligently study the usage of X-rays and set limits accordingly for their safety. Your dentists will use as few X-rays as possible, however expect to get them during your first exam or if you have not seen the dentist in awhile. This helps check both gum and tooth health.
About Our Services
Teeth cleaning is part of oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontal disease. People routinely clean their own teeth by brushing and interdental cleaning, and dental hygienists can remove hardened deposits (tartar) not removed by routine cleaning. Those with dentures and natural teeth may supplement their cleaning with a denture cleaner.
Teeth whitening is the process of using bleach or other materials to make teeth look whiter. The materials remove stains or other discoloration from the tooth surface.
An artificial replacement of one or several of the teeth (partial denture), or all of the teeth (full denture) of either or both jaws