How Will Good Dental Hygiene Benefit Me?
Good dental hygiene will give you pleasant breath and a nice, healthy smile. You will also have better dental check ups, with fewer cavities.
Dental Services for Children
Is Kid’s Dental Care Important?
Kid’s dental care is important. Kids need regular exams and teeth cleanings, just as adults do. Dentists also like to X-ray children’s teeth to make sure that there are no problems with their adult teeth that have not emerged yet. If you’re looking for a dentist with expertise in children’s dental care, call our office to schedule an appointment.
Why Are Routine Dental Exams Important?
Routine dental exams are important because they allow our dentist to catch everything from gum disease or oral cancer early, when treatment is the most effective.
Are Routine Exams Expensive?
No, we strive to keep our prices affordable. If you have dental insurance, most plans cover routine exams in full.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
Why Do I Need to See a Dentist for Gingivitis Treatment?
You need to see a dentist, and not buy an OTC product, because gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. If it isn’t reversed, you may end up needing surgery. A dentist can diagnose the severity of your gingivitis and recommend the appropriate treatment.
What Will a Dentist Charge for Gingivitis Treatment?
Our fee for gingivitis treatment depends on which treatment our dentist recommends.
Mouth Guards - Sports
Why Should I Get a Custom Mouth Guard from a Dentist?
Mouth guards are mandatory for most contact sports because they minimize the impact of blows to the mouth, including the teeth, jaws, and tongue. Our dentist can take an impression of your teeth and design a custom sports mouth guard that will provide you with superior protection and a custom fit.
How Much Do Mouth Guards from a Dentist Cost?
Sports mouth guards from a dentist are custom-made, so the prices are custom as well.
What Is a Night Guard Appliance?
A custom night guard is a plastic appliance for people who grind their teeth; it helps prevent tooth damage. Our dentist can make you a custom night guard that will stop you from wearing your teeth down and risking a chipped tooth.
Are Night Guards from the Dentist Expensive?
Night guards from a dentist are not expensive compared to the cost of a chipped tooth or a cracked filling. If you have dental insurance, it may pay for a bruxism night guard.
What Is a Bruxism Guard?
A bruxism guard is the same as a night guard, which prevents damage to your teeth from bruxism, or grinding your teeth.
Is Nitrous Oxide a Form of Sedation?
Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that is safe for patients of all ages. Our dentist can adjust the sedative effect by controlling the nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture.
Does Nitrous Oxide Cost Extra?
Yes, if you have a procedure, there is an additional fee for nitrous oxide.
Oral Cancer Screening
Who Should Get an Oral Cancer Screening?
Everyone over the age of 18 should have an oral cancer screening once a year. It’s quick and noninvasive; our dentist usually performs the basic screening during your routine exam.
How Much Is it for an Oral Cancer Screening?
If you are only having a basic screening the cost is usually included in the exam fee. More in-depth tests that our dentist can provide have an additional fee.
Why Should I Consider Teeth Sealants?
Teeth sealants can prevent cavities in your child’s molars and premolars. For adults, sealants are helpful for patients that are prone to developing cavities.
Are Sealants Worth the Cost?
Considering dental sealants last for up to 10 years, they are a smart investment in your child’s oral health.
What Does Sedation Dentistry Mean?
It is also called sleep dentistry because under general anesthesia you are put to sleep. However, we offer various forms of sedation dentistry at our dental office from mild to moderate options, not all of them require you to sleep during the procedure. Instead, you remain awake and able to respond if our dentist asks you a question.
Does Sedation Dentistry Cost a Lot?
Many of our patients find sedation dentistry is worth the price, especially considering they may not have had the procedure done without the sedation.
Will I Be Safe While Using Oral Sedation?
Yes, our dentist will be right there working on your teeth and he or she will take care of any situation that may arise. You will also be able to control the level of the effects by the amount prescribed by the dentist.
How Many X-rays Do Dentists Take During an Exam?
Our dentist decides on the number of X-rays to take on a case-by-case basis.
What do X-rays Normally Cost?
X-rays may be included in the cost of the exam, but this is largely determined by your insurance.