Frequently Asked Questions

What types of payment do you accept?

  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Financing
  • Check

Which insurance plans do you take?

We work with most dental insurance companies and our staff completes all insurance transactions for the patient. We will be happy to help you process your insurance claim for your reimbursement as long as you provide us with all necessary information in doing so.
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Which information do I need to know about payment?

Payment is due in full for any procedures or products purchased on the date of service. If we are billing your insurance company, we must have a copy of your current insurance card at the time of service. We will submit claims to your insurance on your behalf as a courtesy to you. Read more about our financial policies

Do you have financing options?

Financial options include third party plans, though capital one’s dental fee plan and Care credit. If you have any questions or concerns about our payment policies, please do not hesitate to ask our office manager. We ask that all patients read and sign our Financial Policy and Dental Materials Fact Sheet (by request) as well as complete our Patient Information and Consent Form prior to seeing the doctor.
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What method do you use for nervous patients?

We have been using Conscious Sedation in the office since 1984. I am able to touch the lives of those patients that just fear going to the dentist. This fear is real and has been a problem in the past but today, these patients that have been not cared for properly in the past are able to have their dentistry completed while they are resting. Read more about Sedation Dentistry

Do you have senior discount?

Yes, we offer our senior patients a special discount.

How often should I visit a dentist for a routine cleaning / checkup?

Your dentist will recommend the best recall interval for your dental needs - usually 3, 4, 6 or 12 months. Remember, the six-month interval is not ideal for many patients. We want your recall visit to be a pleasant, personally rewarding experience. As always, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available at no charge for your comfort and relaxation. Read more about Routine Cleaning

Which whitening treatment is the most effective?

Hydrogen peroxide has been used for many years to bleach teeth. In past years, it was usually applied only by dentists, who used heat and/or light to accelerate its bleaching action. In recent years, a highly effective technique has been found that allows patients to bleach their teeth at home - although only when supervised by a dentist. Read more about Teeth Whitening

What is the proper care after having an oral surgery?

Proper Care of Blood Clot, Do Not Rinse, Pain medication, Toothbrush, Avoid alcoholic Drinking and Smoking, Adequate Eating, Avoid All Excessive Activity, remove Sutures.
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Do I really need a dental x-ray?

Dental X-Rays are the only way your dentist can see if tumors are growing in your jaws and beneath the surface of your gums. Read more about dental x-rays

What causes cracked teeth?

Teeth may crack when subjected to the stress of chewing hard food or ice, or by biting on an unexpected hard object. Teeth with or without restorations may exhibit this problem, but teeth restored with typical silver-alloy restorations are most susceptible.
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What is the proper care for Crowns or Bridges?

Chewing carefully, initial sensitivity, follow preventative procedures; brush and floss after eating and before bedtime, use a fluoride rinse, swish vigorously for at least 30 seconds daily, use fluoride gel as prescribed by our office, Visit us at regular six-month examination periods, Call us immediately if you have any problems. Learn more about Crowns / Bridges care

What is the proper care for Dental Implants?

We have done our best to provide to you the highest quality service available, the continuing success of the implant and prosthesis is up to you. Please visit us for examination, scaling, and polishing at least once every six months and clean the implant thoroughly daily.
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Should I replace my silver fillings for white ones?

Because of interest in cosmetics, composite fillings, which are fillings made of a resin material that match the color of your natural teeth are being used more commonly in liu of amalgam. These composite fillings are also less sensitive to temperature changes and are very resistant. Read more about Fillings

What materials can be used for Tooth Restorations?

For filling procedures; silver amalgam, gold inlays and onlays, resin composite, resin and ceramic indirect could be used. Regarding crowns, gold alloys have been used for many years for the construction of crowns or fixed bridges, three types are available; high noble metal, noble metal and base metal. Your choices for bridges are metal alone, porcelain fused to metal, and ceramic non-metal. Read more about Tooth Restorations

What Is Oral Cancer?

Cancer is a number of diseases caused by the abnormal growth of cells. Oral cancer accounts for only 3 percent of all cancers. It is treatable when detected early by your dentist. If treated promptly, there is a very good chance that it can be cured.
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