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What insurances do you accept?
We accept all Dental PPO Plans.
How often should I have a dental exam?
You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, preferably once every 6 months, though your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits. Schedule an appointment to find out what’s best for you.
How often should I brush and floss?
Brush your teeth at least twice a day (especially before going to bed at night) with an ADA approved soft bristle brush and toothpaste. Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the teeth and under the gumline. It disrupts plaque colonies from building up, preventing damage to the gums, teeth, and bone.
What are my options for teeth whitening?
- At-home products usually come in a gel form that is placed in a custom-fitted mouthguard (tray), created from a mold of your teeth. The trays are worn either twice a day for approximately 30 minutes, or overnight while you sleep. It usually takes several weeks to achieve the desired results depending on the degree of staining and the desired level of whitening.
- In office teeth whitening: This treatment is done in the dental office and you will see results immediately. It may require more than one visit, with each visit lasting 30 to 60 minutes. While your gums are protected, a bleaching solution is applied to the teeth. A special light may be used to enhance the action of the agent while the teeth are whitened.
How can I prevent cavities?
- Always spend two to three minutes brushing your teeth to get rid of the bacteria that destroy tooth enamel. Do not brush too hard. It takes very little pressure to remove bacteria and plaque.
- Floss at least once a day. Flossing is the only way to get bacteria from between your teeth.
- Watch the sugar you eat most commonly found in candy, fruits, crackers and chips. These foods can provide a constant supply for the bacteria eating into your teeth. Try to minimize the times during the day when sweet items are eaten and brush your teeth afterwards.
- If you cannot brush after a meal, rinse your mouth with water - which can help to remove food from your teeth. And do not forget your regular dental visits. Good dental habits will go a long way toward a no-cavity visit!
What are the symptoms of gum disease?
- Red and swollen gums
- New spacing between teeth
- Pus around the gums
- Receding gums and tenderness.
Having regular dental check-ups and periodontal examinations are very important and will help detect if gum problems exist.
What can I do about snoring?
We offer alternatives to CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) which are provided by medical professionals. Various mouth guard devices are custom made for you to ensure a quiet night's sleep.