What’s Meant By Dental Hygiene?
The term dental hygiene refers to the cleanliness and maintenance of the mouth, teeth, and gums. Good dental hygiene is important to both overall health and dental health.
Dental Services For Children
Is Dental Care Important for Kids?
Dental health is as important for kids as it is for adults. By maintaining good dental health at an early age, a child learns lifelong, good dental habits, which also helps when permanent teeth appear. Call our office in Plano if you need to schedule an exam for your child.
What Happens During a Dental Examination?
During a dental exam, your teeth will first be X-rayed and then examined by the dentist in order to locate the presence of cavities, decay, and other dental issues before they cause serious problems. The dentist will make a recommendation about the procedures that need to be done, and you’ll receive a dental cleaning.
Are Dental Exams Expensive?
There’s usually a set price for a dental exam, whether for a child or an adult. The price includes the exam, cleaning, and X-rays, but may be more if additional procedures are done. Your insurance coverage will determine, in part, the cost of your dental exam. Call our office in Plano for more information or to schedule an appointment for a dental exam.
What Is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is a type of mild periodontal disease that can cause swelling, redness, and irritation of the gums. Left untreated, it can result in tooth loss and more severe periodontal disease.
What Is Gingivitis Treatment and What’s the Cost?
During a treatment for gingivitis, your gums will be specially cleaned to remove plaque and debris. The cost will be determined by how much cleaning is needed and your insurance coverage. Call our office in Plano for more information or to schedule a gingivitis treatment.
Mouth Guards – Sports
Are Sports Mouth Guards Effective?
Sports mouth guards are very effective at reducing or eliminating damage to the teeth, tongue, mouth, jaw, and cheeks. Many contact sports require them for their players.
Are Sports Mouth Guards Expensive?
Call our office today in Plano for more information on sports mouth guards and to see if your insurance will help.
What Is a Night Mouth Guard?
A night mouth guard is often used by those who grind their teeth or clench their jaws while they’re sleeping. The cost of a night mouth guard will depend on the type and amount of material used, and your insurance coverage. Call our office in Plano for more information.
Is a Night Mouth Guard Expensive?
Many insurance companies will cover the cost of a night mouth guard that’s deemed medically necessary. Call our office in Plano for more information.
What Is a Bruxism Guard?
Bruxism is clenching your jaw at night and it can cause damage to your teeth. Many insurance companies will cover some or all of the cost of a bruxism guard, if it’s deemed a medical necessity.
What’s Dental Nitrous Oxide?
Dental nitrous oxide is a clear, odorless gas that’s used in sedation dentistry. It relaxes the patient, which facilitates the dental work that needs to be done. It wears off quickly and there are seldom residual effects.
Is Dental Nitrous Oxide Expensive?
Nitrous oxide is one of the most affordable dental sedatives available and is one of the most popular. It’s usually billed by the hour or by the procedure, and the cost will depend on your unique needs and your insurance coverage. Call our office in Plano for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Oral Cancer Screening
Who Provides Oral Cancer Screening?
We routinely perform oral cancer screenings during your dental exam, but please let us know if you want a separate oral cancer screening. Especially if it’s been a long time since your last dental check up, call our office today in Plano to schedule an appointment.
How Expensive Are Oral Cancer Screening Tests?
The cost for your oral cancer screening will be based on your insurance coverage. If your dentist finds the presence of oral cancer, you’ll be provided with a recommended treatment regimen and the amount that the treatment will cost. Call our office in Plano to learn more about oral cancer treatments.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are applied to some or all of your teeth, usually those that are prone to decay, cavities, or infection. The sealant protects against decay and helps maintain good dental health.
Are Dental Sealants Expensive?
The cost of your dental sealant will depend on the number of teeth to be sealed, the overall condition of the teeth to be sealed, and your insurance coverage. Call our office in Plano for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Does Sedation Dentistry Work Well?
Sedation dentistry is often used to put the patient into a state of deep relaxation without using general anesthesia. It’s very effective, especially for those who dislike general anesthesia.
Is Sedation Dentistry Expensive?
The cost of sedation dentistry is affected by the length of time that the procedure will take, the type of sedative used, and your insurance coverage. Call our office in Plano for more information on sedation dentistry.
Is It Dangerous to Have Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation is generally considered to be safe for most people. However, there are some medications and some health conditions that may preclude the use of sedation dentistry. Call us in Plano to find out if you’re a good candidate for it.
How Safe Are Dental X-rays?
The frequency with which an individual can have X-rays may depend on their overall health. Although most experts recommend the prudent use of X-rays, since sometimes it’s the best option for obtaining needed information about the status of your dental health. During a dental X-ray, you’ll be covered with a lead apron, which will minimize your exposure. If you have questions, ask your dentist or call our office in Plano.
What’s the Cost for Dental X-rays?
The cost for your dental X-rays usually is included in the cost of the exam, but it can be influenced by any additional X-rays needed and your insurance coverage. Call us in Plano if you have more questions.