Frequently Asked Questions
We often get asked questions about oral health and dentistry. Below, we’ve provided our answers as best we can. For individual inquiries and feedback, please contact us today!
How early should I arrive for my appointment?
What should I expect during my first visit?
When you first come to see us, we will review your oral health history and examine each of your teeth. We may also take X-rays and do a full dental cleaning, with gritty toothpaste and possibly fluoride. We will also look for and address any areas of concern you may have.
How often should I come to the dentist?
We recommend that you come to see us for cleaning or check-up at least every six months. Regular check-ups and exams are essential for catching serious dental problems early and maintaining your oral health. If you are in pain of any kind or believe that you are having a problem with one of your teeth, do not wait until your 6-month appointment. Please call us right away to schedule a visit.
What counts as a dental emergency?
If you have experienced trauma to your mouth or face, you may have a dental emergency. If a tooth is knocked out, fractured, moved, or knocked loose, it is important to schedule an emergency dental appointment to help save the tooth if possible. If your tooth is chipped or cracked, and you are not in immense pain, it may be okay to wait until normal business hours to come to see us, as this will not threaten the overall health of the tooth.
At what age should I start bringing my child to the dentists?
Dental care is important to people of all ages, so you should bring your child to come to see us anywhere between 18-24 months or when his or her first tooth starts to develop. Starting regular dental care and treatment early on can help instill lifelong oral hygiene habits and set your child up for success. If you are unsure about whether or not you should bring your child in, give us a call for further clarification.