Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I visit a dentist?

Dentist visits should be scheduled twice a year, preferrably every 6 months. These will be for regular cleanings. Our dental hygienists will clean your teeth and gums and remove any plaque. This alsoserves as a good time to check for any potential problems to be diagnoesd sooner than later.

How safe are dental x-rays?

Dental x-rays are a useful tool to detect diease or damage that is not visible during your routine dental exam. The x-ray does expose the patient to a low level of radiation. The risk of a harmful effects is low.

What should I bring to my first visit?

Please have the patient forms, a valid ID, and your dental insurance card readily available. If you are tranferring from another practice, bring any documentation they gave you prior to switching.

How often should I floss?

Flossing twice a day is ideal. Flossing helps prevent the sticky substance, plaque, from building up. We recommend you floss at least once a day.

How old should my child be for his/her first visit?

The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentisty suggest a child should start seeing a dentist within 6 months of their first tooth coming in or by their first birthday.

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