What Is Dental Hygiene?
Dental hygiene is keeping your teeth clean and visiting the dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings. This will give you healthy, pearly white teeth.
Dental Services for Children
What Are the Types of Children’s Dental Services?
We offer preventative, restorative, and orthodontic services for our young patients. Parents, if you’ve been looking for a gentle dentist to see your child, look no further. Call us today to schedule your child’s appointment.
What Happens at a Dental Exam?
During your dental exam, our dentist will examine your teeth and gums and give you a basic oral cancer screening. You may also have X-rays taken.
What’s the Cost for a Dental Exam?
The cost for your dental exam depends on the health of your teeth and gums, plus your dental insurance coverage.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
What Is the Treatment for Gingivitis?
Typically our dentist will suggest a professional cleaning; however, depending on the severity of your condition, he or she may suggest a deep cleaning. If you have gingivitis, call our office to schedule an appointment.
What Will Gingivitis Treatment Cost Me?
Your gingivitis treatment price depends on whether you have a professional teeth cleaning or a deep cleaning and what your insurance will cover.
Mouth Guards - Sports
Can Sports Mouth Guards Really Provide Enough Protection?
Custom-made sports guards that fit well do offer enough protection for playing contact sports. Call our office to schedule an appointment if you need a sports guard that will give you the protection that you need.
How Much Is a Mouth Guard from a Dentist?
Dentists offer custom-made sports guards; the price is different for each one.
What Can a Night Guard Do?
A custom night guard from a dentist will protect your teeth from the damage that you can do if you grind your teeth at night.
What Will a Custom Night Guard Cost?
Your cost for a custom night guard depends on the material our dentist selects and whether you have dental insurance that will pay for your night guard.
What Is a Bruxism Guard?
A bruxism guard is a night guard; bruxism is the medical term used to describe grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw at night.
Why Should I Consider Having Nitrous Oxide During My Dental Procedure?
If you have dental anxiety, nitrous oxide is a safe gas that can make your experience in the chair much more pleasant. You are awake, but very relaxed. You may lose track of time and find the procedure is over before you know it.
What Will Nitrous Oxide Cost Me?
Ask our dentist how he or she calculates the cost, and then you can receive an estimate of the fee for nitrous oxide.
Oral Cancer Screening
What Happens During an Oral Cancer Screening?
During an oral cancer screening, our dentist will check the inside of your mouth and your tongue for any abnormalities, including bleeding sores or lumps. Most dentists do this during an exam; you may have had an oral cancer screening and not realized it.
Is an Oral Cancer Screening Expensive?
The basic oral cancer screening is typically part of your dental exam. There are additional screenings that our dentist may suggest if you are a high-risk for developing oral cancer.
Is Sedation Dentistry the Same as Sleep Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry will relax you, but it will not put you to sleep unless using general anesthesia. There are patients that fall asleep, however, especially if they are having a long procedure.
Is Sedation Dentistry Expensive?
Many of our patients feel that the extra cost is well worth it to have a relaxing experience at the dentist’s office.
Will I Be Able to Speak with Oral Sedation Dentistry?
You will be able to answer our dentist’s questions and respond to instructions with oral sedation. This type of sedation helps you to relax, but maintain control.
Can Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities?
Dental sealants only protect the chewing surfaces of molars, and they prevent an estimated 80 percent of dental decay. Your child can still get a cavity on the back of a molar where it is difficult for him or her to brush. If you’re interested in sealants for your child or for yourself, call our office today to schedule an appointment.
What Do Dental Sealants Cost?
The cost for dental sealants relies on the number of teeth sealed and if your insurance covers the procedure.
Why Do I Need Teeth X-rays?
Dentists use specific types of X-rays to view areas of your mouth that they could not otherwise see. For example, dentists use bitewing X-rays to check for cavities.
How Much Do Teeth X-rays Cost?
Your cost for teeth X-rays will depend on the type of X-ray taken and whether you have dental insurance coverage.