What Does Dental Hygiene Mean?
Dental hygiene is taking care of your teeth at home as well as having periodic checkups and professional cleanings at the dentist’s office.
Dental Services for Children
Why Do Baby Teeth Need Care If They Eventually Fall Out?
You cannot ignore your child’s baby teeth. They are important for your child to be able to speak and to chew properly. Unless the baby tooth is ready to fall out, our dentists can clean and fill baby teeth as needed.
What Happens at a Periodic Dental Exam?
If you are a regular patient, you will have period exams to check your teeth and gums. Our dentist will perform a basic check for signs of oral cancer. You may or may not have X-rays taken, based on when you last had them taken.
How Much Is an Exam for a New Patient?
If you have dental insurance, your exam may be fully covered.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
What Is Gingivitis Gum Treatment?
If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, or they are swollen and red, please make an appointment at our office. Gum disease begins with gingivitis, so you want to stop the disease in its tracks before it worsens. Our dentist will diagnose the severity of your gingivitis and suggest either a professional teeth cleaning or a deep cleaning.
What Is the Price to Treat Gingivitis?
The price for gingivitis treatment depends on the treatment our dentist recommends.
Mouth Guards - Sports
What Sports Require Me to Wear a Mouth Guard?
Most sports organizations require a mouth guard for contact sports, such as football, hockey, boxing and more. Sports mouth guards are not required if you want to play a game of football with your friends. If you have a comfortable, custom mouth guard, the protection could save you from a cracked tooth or worse. If you would like a sports mouth guard created just for you, contact our office to arrange an appointment with our dentist.
What Do Sports Mouth Guards Cost?
If our dentist makes your mouth guard, it is customized for you; the cost will vary.
What Kinds of Damage Do Night Guards Protect Against?
People who grind their teeth can wear off enamel, chip a tooth, or crack a filling. If you need a night guard, call our office to schedule an appointment with our dentist, who will make a custom one for you.
What Do Dentists Charge for Night Guards?
Our patient’s fees vary, depending on their unique needs. Insurance may pay for a night guard if it is medically necessary.
Why Do People Not Wear Their Night Guard?
People who buy generic night guards online usually don’t wear them because the night guard does not fit properly and it slips or falls out during the night. People who get their night guard from a dentist don’t have these problems.
How Is Nitrous Oxide Administered?
You will breathe in a mixture of gas and oxygen through a small nose mask. Within 20 seconds or so, you will start feeling relaxed and when the gas is removed, the effects dissipate quickly.
How Do Dentists Charge for Nitrous Oxide?
The cost for nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is quoted either by the hour or by the procedure.
Oral Cancer Screening
What Is a Mouth Cancer Screening?
During your dental exam, our dentist will look for the early signs of mouth cancer. If he or she spots a sore that is bleeding or a lump, our dentist will send a sample to a pathology lab for testing. If you have not had a dental exam in several years, call our office to arrange one. All adults should have a mouth cancer screening once a year; it may save your life.
How Much Does a Mouth Cancer Screening Cost?
The mouth cancer screening is usually part of a routine exam. If the pathology lab finds cancer, you will need treatment. Our dentist will explain your option and the anticipated costs.
How Are Dental Sealants Applied?
First, the chewing surfaces of the molars are cleaned and dried. Our dentist or hygienist applies a thin coating of resin and allows it to dry. The process is quick and painless. Call our office today if you are interested in receiving sealants, which prevent cavities in both adults and children.
What Does a Sealant Treatment Cost?
Your fee for dental sealants relies on the number of teeth treated and your child’s dental coverage.
Do I Still Get a Local Anesthetic with Sedation Dentistry?
You will still receive a local anesthetic, along with sedation, so that you won’t feel any pain or any anxiety. This is determined by your personal preferences and what you dentist recommends. Some people prefer only the laughing gas.
What Is the Price for Sedation Dentistry?
The price of sedation dentistry depends on what type of sedation our dentist uses and how much of the sedation your insurance will cover.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Yes, sedation dentistry is very safe. Dentists have used sedation for many years with only a minuscule amount of patients having any bad side effects. We also recommend oral sedation, which involves taking a prescription medicine before your appointment.
Will I Get Dental X-rays Taken at Every Exam?
If you enjoy good dental health, our dentist may only order dental X-rays once every two years.
Are X-rays Expensive?
The dental X-ray fee is usually included in your exam price, so dental insurance usually covers the cost of your dental exams.