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Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

  • How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

    You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits depending on your situation. Regular dental exams and cleaning visits are essential in preventing dental problems and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. At these visits, your teeth are cleaned and checked for cavities. Additionally, there are many other things that are checked and monitored to help detect, prevent, and maintain your dental health.

  • How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

    Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages. Unlike tooth decay, which often causes discomfort, it is possible to have periodontal disease without noticeable symptoms. Having regular dental check-ups and periodontal examinations are very important and will help detect if periodontal problems exist.

  • How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

    If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth, or just want to improve your smile, cosmetic dental treatments may be the answer to a more beautiful, confident smile.

    There are many cosmetic dental procedures available. Depending on your particular needs, cosmetic dental treatments can change your smile dramatically, from restoring a single tooth to having a full mouth makeover. Ask your dentist how you can improve the health and beauty of your smile with cosmetic dentistry.

  • What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

    Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are individually crafted to cover the fronts of teeth. They are very durable and will not stain, making them a very popular solution for those seeking to restore or enhance the beauty of their smile.

    Veneers may be used to restore or correct the following dental conditions:

    • Severely discolored or stained teeth
    • Unwanted or uneven spaces
    • Worn or chipped teeth
    • Slight tooth crowding
    • Misshapen teeth
    • Teeth that are too small or large
  • What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

    There are multiple treatments available to safely whiten teeth. Professional teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel, and enhance the beauty of your smile.

  • What payment options do you offer?

    Receiving quality dental treatment is an excellent investment in your physical and psychological wellbeing. We do realize that every person’s financial situation is different, and for this reason, we provide our patients with a variety of payment options to help you receive the dental care you both need and deserve within your budget. This allows you to enjoy all the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile without dramatically impacting your lifestyle financially.