Some Of The More Common Questions

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  • What do dentists call X-rays?....Tooth-pics!
  • Ignore your teeth and they WILL go away!
  • What time do you go to the dentist?....Tooth-Hurty!
  • You don't have to brush all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!
  • Why did the deer need braces?....He had buck teeth!
  • Why did the king go to the dentist?....To get a new crown!
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Here Are Just A Few


  1. Does your office take my insurance?
  2. Do you offer payment options?
  3. Do whitening toothpastes work?
  4. What is gum disease?
  5. How often should I change my toothbrush?
  6. What is a dental implant?
  7. What are porcelain veneers?
  8. What is a periodontist?
  9. What is an oral surgeon?

Does your office take my insurance?

» Call Toni today to see if we accept your insurance providers plan. There are many options and the coverages are different for each carrier.


Do you offer payment options?

» Yes. We accept most major credit cards as well as cash and personal checks. We also have a finance company called Care Credit that you can use if you prefer a payment plan.


Do whitening toothpastes work?

»  Whitening toothpastes can help remove surface stains only and do not contain bleach. These toothpastes can lighten your tooth's color by about one shade. The light activated whitening treatment in our office can make your teeth up to 8 shades lighter.


What is gum disease?

» Periodontal disease is mainly caused by bacteria from plaque (a soft, sticky, colorless deposit that is continually forming on our teeth and gums) and tartar (hardened calcified form of plaque) buildup. This can also be caused by smoking, grinding your teeth, certain medications, and genetics. Gum disease or Gingivitis can be linked to stroke, heart disease, and other serious health issues. Bleeding gums is a sure sign of a problem, please do not ignore this condition.


How often should I change my toothbrush?

» Adults and children should change out their toothbrush every 3 months due to wear and diminished effectiveness. If you have gum disease you should get a new toothbrush every 4-6 weeks. It is also a good idea to get a new one after you have recovered from an illness.


What is a dental implant?

» A metal "post" is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. This post acts as the anchor for a new crown, bridge, or denture.


What are porcelain veneers?

» A veneer is a thin shell made out of high quality ceramic that are custom made and cemented to the front surface of the tooth. Veneers have the look of natural tooth enamel but do not stain easily.


What is a periodontist?

» A periodontist is a specialist who has completed at least 3 years of specialty training in diagnosing, preventing, and treating gum disease.


What is an oral surgeon?

» An oral surgeon has completed at least 4 years of a surgical hospital residency. They treat and diagnose defects, injuries, and diseases of the mouth, jaw, teeth, neck and gums.


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