Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I see a dentist?

The American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines recommend visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and professional cleaning. If you have problems like tooth decay or gum disease, we may recommend more frequent visits.

What are early signs of dental trouble?

  • Bleeding gum
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Dry mouth
  • Bad breath

Can dentist help with snoring and sleep apnea? 

Does the office accept my insurance?

Are payment plan available for my dental treatment?

What are the differences between regular cleaning and deep cleaning?

Is dental x-ray safe and needed?

Medical and dental experts study the use of X-rays and set limits for their safe use. Expect to get them during a first exam after not seeing a dentist for a while. This allows the dentist to properly diagnose your oral health. Remember, not all trouble can be seen with the naked eyes.

What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

Do I really need to floss?

There's no getting around the need to floss daily. It clears food and plaque from between teeth and under the gumline. Plaque will harden into tartar which can lead to gum disease and teeth lost over time. 

External Resources

The external links below are provided for you research convenience:

  • American Dental Association
  • CareCredit
  • Phillips Zoom
  • Oral-B