Q: Is this going to hurt?
A: Most procedures require anesthesia. We do everything possible to minimize any discomfort. Nitrous Oxide is available on request. Going to the dentist can and should be a pleasant experience.
Q: Will my insurance cover the treatment?
A: We will be glad to send a pre-determination to your insurance company.
Q: Why are my teeth sensitive?
A: “Are you using whitening toothpaste?” Whitening toothpaste is one of the leading causes of tooth sensitivity. Other causes can be gum tissue recession exposing sensitive dentine. If it is localized sensitivity, it could be an indication of decay, cracks or improper occlusions.
Q: Are you accepting new patients?
A: We are always happy to accept new patients into our family of patients.
Q: Do you have payment plans?
A: Yes, we offer CareCredit. You can apply by clicking on the link at the bottom of our homepage for 12 months of interest-free payments.
Q: Why do my gums bleed?
A: Gums bleed because there is infection present. Gum disease has been shown to be related to heart disease. To eliminate the infection, we recommend teeth cleanings every six months. Also, proper home care is essential. You must brush and floss daily.
Q: I'm not aware of grinding or clenching my teeth. Why do you think I do?
A: I don't have to see the dog to know he's been in my yard.” Non-functional rhythmical movements are controlled by a part of the brain that has No Feedback Mechanism. Functional Rhythmical Movements (breathing, walking, talking, chewing & swallowing) have protective feedback mechanisms. These are movements we do without thinking about but at any time we can consciously control or override them. On the other hand non Functional Rhythmical Movement has no protective feedback and we clench or grind and the results are sore muscles, noisy jaw joints, cracked teeth and broken fillings but the biggie is worn teeth. When I see these signs—I know what causes them.