Frequently Asked Questions
Our practice follows strict guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We meet or exceed requirements for instrument sterilization and equipment disinfection after each patient. Patients are provided with a bib and protective glasses to ensure their safety.
Healthy gums do not tend to bleed. The sight of bleeding gums can indicate an early-stage of gum disease, called gingivitis. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a more advance hygiene treatment to stop the disease and return your gums to good health.
The leading cause of tooth lose in American adults is gum disease. It has been linked to many serious health conditions such as stroke, heart attack, diabetes, and respiratory problems. Untreated gum disease can escalate to create significant damage to your health, so please contact us as soon as possible for an assessment.
That should be a simple question to answer, however, it is not. Each smile is unique and we won’t compromise your individuality with unneeded smile enhancements. Ethical cosmetic dentistry requires an initial consultation in which we discuss your individual goals and the appropriate options to reach them. Generally speaking, we often look at porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, all-white restorations, and/or replacement teeth. After your comprehensive evaluation and consultation, we will lay out a custom plan fitted to give you the perfect smile. Please feel free to discuss any concerns that you might have with the doctor.
Like all of our valued patients, your time is an invaluable commodity. If you know that you cannot make your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible and we can give your time slot to another patient. We would greatly appreciate a 48-hour notice if you need to cancel or reschedule.
We accept a wide variety of dental insurance plans (common plans billed below). Don’t see your plan, don’t worry we happily help research your benefits to maximize the reimbursement you are eligible to receive from you carrier. Please note that your insurance plan is a contract between you and the insurance company. Your plan is specific to you, based on what you or your employer has chosen. We will estimate what your insurance will pay at the time of service, and you will be responsible for your co-pay and deductible at that time. Please feel free to call us if you have more questions about your dental insurance coverage.
- All PPO insurances accepted
- BC/BS Federal Program
- FL Combined Life
- Principal Financial
- Delta Dental Premier
- United Health
Most children respond well to a dental exam around the age of two or three. Although, the ADA recommends children have a visit around their first birthday. We recommend that you start by bringing your child with you to one of your appointments so that he or she can become accustomed to the dentist's office. It is important to start educating them on how to care for their teeth and gums when at an early age. By three or so, they can begin hygiene treatments and regular checkups.
Please do not hesitate to call if you notice any development issues with your child's mouth or teeth, call us to schedule a visit immediately.
In order to provide the best dental care, we use a digital x-ray system exposing our patients to approximately 80-percent less radiation than with a traditional x-ray. Advanced software allows us to take a closer look at your teeth and surrounding structures with remarkable accuracy. Identifying small areas of decay between teeth and under existing fillings saves patients pain and money. If you have not had a checkup with an x-ray in the last 6 months, please contact us to set up and appointment.
We recommend that patients with healthy teeth and gums should schedule a routine appointment every 6 months. During this appointment we will check for dental disease, oral cancer, tooth decay and other potentially serious problems. We can often successfully treat these problems if caught in the early stages. Patients with periodontal problems (gum disease) may need visit us more frequently; we will advise you how often depending upon your condition. Please give us a call if it has been longer than 6 months since your last dental visit and we can schedule a time to begin your care.
In today’s economy, we understand that some treatment plans may be infeasible and may require some extended payment options. We offer both short and long-term payment plans, as well as a dental savings membership to our patients. Please contact our office to discuss the various payment options that we offer.
We gladly accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, CareCredit, as offering Smile Advantage dental savings plan.