Why Is Dental Hygiene Necessary?
In addition to helping prevent gum disease and dental decay, brushing your teeth, flossing and seeing a dentist every six months will keep your teeth sparkling and your breath fresh.
Dental Services for Children
What Types of Dental Services Do Children Need?
Children need all the same types of dental care that adults do, plus they need extra care to ensure their permanent teeth come in straight. If you’re looking for a gentle children’s dentist, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
What Are Dental Exams Like?
If you have good dental health, exams are a breeze. Our dentist will visually inspect your teeth, perform an oral cancer screening and possibly order X-rays. If you have poor dental health, your exam is going to be more complicated.
What’s an Exam by a Dentist Cost?
Your oral health and dental insurance coverage will determine what you will pay for a dental exam.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
What Is Gum Disease Treatment?
Gum disease has three stages. Overall, treatment can range from a deep teeth cleaning to surgery. If you can get treatment during the first stage, which is gingivitis, you have a chance to cure the disease. If you have any signs of gingivitis, schedule an appointment today by calling our office.
How Much Does Gum Disease Cost?
The treatment that our dentist decides is best for you will determine your cost for gum disease treatment.
Mouth Guards - Sports
Where Can I Get a Sports Mouth Guard?
If you need a sports mouth guard, which is mandatory for many contact sports, make an appointment to see our dentist. He or she can provide a custom mouth guard for sports that will cushion direct blows to your mouth.
How Much Are Sports Mouth Guards at a Dentist’s Office?
Since our dentist provides custom mouth guards from various materials, the price will vary from patient to patient.
Why Do I Need a Night Mouth Guard?
If our dentist notices signs that you grind your teeth at night, or you have noticed yourself clenching your jaw, you should see our dentist to get a night guard. The appliance will stop further damage to your teeth, such as cracked fillings and enamel loss. A night guard is lightweight and easy to wear over your top teeth.
What Can I Expect to Pay for a Night Mouth Guard?
Mouth guards for nighttime are custom-made, so it is important to understand that the price varies.
Do Night Mouth Guards Help Bruxism?
Yes, bruxism is medical terminology for grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw. You will still do these things, but with a night mouth guard you can minimize the damage done to your teeth.
What Is Dental Nitrous Oxide?
In dental offices, dentists mix nitrous oxide with oxygen, which patients inhale through a mask over their nose. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide has a sedative effect that calms patients with dental anxiety. If you are interested in sedation dentistry, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
How Would I Be Billed for Nitrous Oxide?
Ask our dentist if he or she will bill you for nitrous oxide by the hour or by the procedure.
Oral Cancer Screening
How Often Do I Need an Oral Cancer Screening?
Adults need an oral cancer screening at least once a year. If you are at risk for developing mouth cancer, our dentist will want to see you more frequently. If you’ve never had an oral cancer screening, please call today to make an appointment.
What Will My Oral Cancer Screening Cost?
A basic oral cancer screening is usually part of an exam. Our dentist will explain the cost of more in-depth screenings if he or she believes that you need one.
Why Are Teeth Sealants Used?
Teeth sealants are for children who have trouble keeping the uneven chewing surfaces of their back teeth clean. If you would like your child to have fewer cavities in his or her molars, call our office today for an appointment.
Are Teeth Sealants Expensive?
Teeth sealants can last up to 10 years, making then an excellent value.
How Will I Feel During Sedation Dentistry?
You will feel relaxed, but you will be awake and able to respond to our dentist. If you are anxious about visiting a dentist, contact our office for more information on sedation dentistry.
How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Usually Cost?
Your price for sedation dentistry depends on the type of sedation you have during your procedure.
Will I Feel any Pain During Sedation Dentistry?
You will not feel any pain during sedation dentistry because you will also have a local anesthetic.
Why Do Dentists Take X-rays?
X-rays allow dentists to see potential problems that cannot be seen with a visual inspection of your teeth. Our dentists use X-rays only when needed.
What Do X-rays at the Dentist’s Office Cost?
There are several factors to consider when determining the cost for X-rays. The type of X-ray taken and whether you have dental insurance determine your cost for dental X-rays.