How Can I Practice Good Dental Hygiene?
Brush, floss and see a dentist every six months for an exam. Follow his or her oral hygiene advice, which will help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.
Dental Services for Children
What Are Kid’s Dental Services?
Dental services for kids include routine exams, teeth cleanings, filling cavities, and other services, carried out by a gentle staff who can put a child at ease. Call our office today if you have been looking for children’s dental services.
Does a Dental Exam Take a Long Time?
If you enjoy good oral health, your exam will typically take less than an hour. If you have dental issues, your exam will probably take longer.
What Is the Normal Cost for an Exam?
Our exam fee is determined by your dental health and your dental insurance coverage. Fortunately, dental insurance typically covers routine exams.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
Why Can’t I Treat Gingivitis at Home?
You should always see a dentist if you see signs of gingivitis, such as red, swollen gums. A dentist can determine the severity of your gingivitis and suggest the appropriate treatment. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.
What Does Dental Gingivitis Treatment Cost?
Our fee for gingivitis treatment depends on the treatment that our dentist determines that you need to reverse your gingivitis.
Mouth Guards - Sports
Do Custom Sports Guards Work?
Yes, sports guards from a dentist are custom-made to fit perfectly, so they offer the ultimate protection for your mouth during contact sports. If you need a sports mouth guard, contact our office and request an appointment.
Are Custom Sports Guards Expensive?
Custom sports guards are more expensive than the ones sold online. However, a custom sports guard offers more protection and it will last longer.
What Problems Are Custom Night Guards Used to Correct?
A custom night guard can protect your teeth while you sleep. When you grind your teeth, you can wear off the enamel and cause significant damage to your teeth. If you grind your teeth, call our office to an appointment to have a night guard made especially for you.
What Is a Bruxism?
Bruxism is a medical condition where you clench your teeth during the day or grind your teeth at night.
What Does a Bruxism Guard Cost?
Since your bruxism appliance is custom-made, the cost will vary, depending on your specific needs. If you have dental insurance, it may pay for your bruxism guard.
Should I Get Nitrous Oxide for My Dental Procedure?
Our dentists offer nitrous oxide to patients who feel anxious about having work done. While under the effects of nitrous oxide, you are sedated and feel very pleasant, but you can still respond to your dentist. At the end of the procedure, our dentist will switch to oxygen, so the effects are gone and you can drive home safely.
What Is the Price for Laughing Gas?
Your price for nitrous oxide depends on how much of the laughing gas was needed for your procedure.
Oral Cancer Screening
What Is an Oral Cancer Screening?
Our dentist generally checks their patient’s oral cavity for signs of mouth cancer about once a year. It is not invasive; our dentist makes a visual inspection. If you have a sore in your mouth, our dentist may ask you to come back in two weeks to see if the sore healed.
What Is the Price for a Mouth Cancer Screening?
Generally, the screening for mouth cancer is part of your normal exam. If our dentist finds lumps or any other indication of cancer, he or she will take a biopsy. If cancer is found, our dentist will talk to you about your treatment options and their costs.
Should I Bring My Child in for Sealants?
Yes, sealants are very helpful at preventing cavities. Our dentist or hygienist will apply the sealant with a small brush; most children do not mind the procedure. Call our office today to learn more about sealants and to schedule an appointment for your child.
What Do Dental Sealants Usually Cost?
Your sealant cost depend on how many of your child’s teeth you want sealed. If your child is covered by dental insurance, it will usually cover sealants.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a service offered to patients who are anxious about visiting a dentist or undergoing an invasive dental procedure. The use of sedation techniques relieves both their pain and their anxiety.
What Does it Cost to See a Sedation Dentist?
We do our best to keep our prices affordable. Your sedation dentistry cost depends on the type of sedation that our dentist uses.
Is Oral Sedation Safe?
Yes, oral sedation is safe. Our dentist will ask you about any health conditions or allergies that might keep you from being sedated safely.
Do I Need Dental X-rays at Every Exam?
If you don’t have a history of dental decay, you don’t need an X-ray at every exam; once every two years is recommended for adults. Children need X-rays more often to check on adult teeth that have not emerged yet.
How Much Are Dental X-rays?
Your dental insurance coverage will determine your cost for dental X-rays.