Please plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to complete paperwork and insurance information.
Insurance card, names of medications you currently take, the name of the previous dentist and current primary care provider.
First visits typically last about an hour. Expect to receive an oral exam, teeth cleaning and have x-rays taken if you have not provided a recent set.
The general rule of thumb is twice a year. It allows for professional cleaning and early detection of disease
It allows your dentist to monitor your oral health and look for changes.
In the case of a dental emergency, contact your dentist immediately. If you have an abscess, go to an ER or Urgent Care facility.
Flossing removes plaque and leftover food debris in places your toothbrush can’t reach like between the teeth and below the gum line.
Brush two times a day with FDA-approved fluoride toothpaste, with proper nutrition and the use of supplemental fluoride which can strengthen the teeth.
A dentist takes x-rays to gain a clear understanding of your dental health. It provides a clearer picture than what the visual examination can provide. It also will the diagnosis and treatment of diseases before it becomes serious.
Periodontal disease is the advanced form of gum disease that destroys the soft tissue of the mouth and bone that supports the teeth. Left untreated, it can result in tooth and bone loss.
This can happen both intrinsic and extrinsic.