Frequently Asked Questions

What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
We follow strict guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and OSHA. Our practices include sterilizing reusable instruments in an autoclave, then sealing them for the next use; disinfecting treatment rooms between patient visits; and using disposable products when possible. We always wear disposable gloves during exams and treatment, for your safety. I haven’t been to the dentist in years, and I’m ashamed to let a professional see the condition of my mouth. Is your staff judgmental? First of all, congratulations on your wise decision to prioritize dental healthcare. Your mouth is a big part of your overall health, quality of life, and self-esteem. We’ll never judge you; instead, we’ll help you by addressing your oral problems, explaining treatment options, then scheduling a plan of action that suits your unique situation.

My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?
Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from brushing too hard or from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrush and pressure for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to alleviate your symptoms and return your gums to good health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults and has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can significantly damage your health, so call for an assessment now. We’ll help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!

I avoid dental visits because of anxiety…is this normal? Can you help?
Many people fear dental visits. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress. With oral sedation, we can help you gain full peace of mind and body so that you can receive the dental work you need – and deserve.

My teeth are stained. Can you help?
Yes. We offer teeth whitening solutions to brighten teeth dramatically at home or in our office. Call for an appointment today!

What can you do to improve the appearance of my smile?
Well, we’ll start by evaluating your oral health, existing smile, and discussing your idea of a spectacular smile. We may suggest porcelain or minimal-prep veneers, teeth whitening, and replacing metal dental work with esthetic restorations. Your smile may benefit from some artistic bonding and contouring or Clear Correct invisible braces. Call to schedule a consultation. Together, we’ll determine the best path to your ideal smile.
 
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