What Is Dental Hygiene?
Dental hygiene is the tooth brushing and flossing that you perform to keep your teeth healthy and clean. It also includes having regular check ups on a schedule recommended by your dentist.
Dental Services for Children
Are Dental Services for Children Available?
We offer routine check ups, teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants and more. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with a dentist experienced at treating children.
Are Dental Exams Important?
Dental exams are vital to catch any oral health issues early, so our dentist can begin treatment immediately. Contact our office if it has been a while since your last dental check up; we will schedule an appointment for you as soon as we can.
What Will I Pay for a Dental Exam?
The cost for your dental exam depends on your oral health and whether you have dental insurance, since exams are usually covered.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
Why Is Gingivitis Treatment Important?
Gingivitis, characterized by swollen, red gums, is the earliest stage of gum disease. Getting treatment is vital to avoid the later stages of gum disease, which can cause tooth loss. Contact our office to schedule an appointment if you believe you may have gingivitis.
What Will Gingivitis Treatment Cost Me?
Your cost for gum disease treatment depends on whether you come in while you only have gingivitis. If the dentist can treat your gum disease with a deep cleaning or needs to perform a more invasive procedure because your gum disease progressed to a later stage, the cost will be different.
Mouth Guards - Sports
Why Should I get a Custom Sports Guard from a Dentist?
Boil and bite sports mouth guards are less expensive than custom ones. However, they are usually made of a cheap material that no longer offers adequate protection after several months of use. Custom-fit mouth guards for sports are made of better quality material that provides superior protection.
What Does a Custom Mouth Guard for Sports Cost?
The material and specifications used to make your mouth guard custom are what determine the cost for the sports mouth guard.
Can Night Guards Stop My Teeth from Wearing Down?
A custom-made night guard will protect your teeth from additional wear caused by grinding your teeth because it places a physical barrier between your upper and lower teeth.
What Does a Custom-Made Night Guard for Teeth Cost?
Your night guard is custom-made. Our dentist will explain the cost after he or determines what material can withstand the force of your grinding.
Is a Custom Bruxism Night Guard Worthwhile?
A custom night guard is definitely worthwhile; it prevents cracked fillings, chipped teeth, and other dental problems that could be costly to repair.
How Safe Is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide is so safe that it can be used on children. Our dentist may suggest the gas for children when they need a long procedure or if they cannot sit still for a short procedure.
What Does it Cost to Have Nitrous Oxide?
Your price for nitrous oxide is contingent upon how much of the gas is used during your or your child’s procedure.
Oral Cancer Screening
Why Do I Need an Oral Cancer Screening?
Our dentist’s goal is to spot oral cancer early, when treatment can be the most effective.
Are Oral Cancer Screenings Expensive?
Basic oral cancer screenings are typically included in the cost of your exam.
What Do Dental Sealants Do?
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that make the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars smooth. Bacteria cannot become caught in the pits and grooves, greatly reducing cavities in these teeth. If you are interested in dental sealants for your child or for yourself, call our office to schedule an appointment.
What Is the Price for Teeth Sealants?
Your price for teeth sealants will depend on the number of teeth sealed and your dental insurance coverage for sealants.
Can I Request Sedation Dentistry If I Get Nervous Visiting the Dentist?
Yes, we encourage you ask for sedation dentistry if you are nervous or anxious. Our goal is to make visiting our office as stress-free as possible for our patients.
What Will Sedation Dentistry Cost Me?
Your price for sedation dentistry is based on what type of sedation our dentist feels is right for you and the amount of time you will need to be sedated.
Can I Drive Home After Receiving Oral Sedation Dentistry?
You can drive home after having nitrous oxide; however, you will need to have someone drive you home after having oral sedation or any other type of sedation dentistry.
How Many Dental X-rays Should I Get in a Year?
The number of X-rays that are needed is up to your dentist, who bases the number on your oral health needs. For patient who have good oral health, X-rays every other year may be enough. Call our office today to schedule your exam.
Are Dental X-rays Expensive?
We do our best to keep our prices affordable. The cost for dental X-rays will depend on whether you have dental insurance and how many X-rays are required.