Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend patients visit our office at least two times each year. In some cases, patients may need to visit more frequently, but for most patients, visiting our team for dental checkups every six months is sufficient to prevent the majority of oral health issues and diagnose and treat others in their earliest stages.
What is TMJ dysfunction?
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD) occurs when the small joints connecting the jawbone to the skull are strained or damaged. The resulting dysfunction can present a variety of symptoms including painful or limited jaw movement and grinding or clicking sounds when patients open and close their mouths. Our team offers a variety of treatment options for TMJ dysfunction to relieve pain and restore motion.
Can the dentist treat sleep apnea?
For those patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy is an effective solution to help patients breath easy and sleep soundly.
Am I too old for orthodontics?
Patients are never too old to get the smile of their dreams. If you’re concerned about your appearance or the time commitment connected to traditional orthodontics, the Invisalign alignment tray orthodontic system may be a better solution.
Do I need an oral cancer screening, if I don’t smoke?
Oral cancer is just one of many behaviors and health factors that increases patients’ risk for oral cancer, and more than 25% of patients diagnosed with oral cancer each year do not participate in any of these activities. That’s why we encourage oral cancer screenings for every patient.
Does teeth whitening work?
Many patients have tried a number of over the counter whitening products with varying levels of success, but our professional teeth whitening treatments deliver predictable results up to ten shades brighter for most patients.
If I need more advanced care, do you offer financing options?
Our team works with CareCredit to provide patients low and no interest financing options for any treatment even cosmetic dental care that is typically not covered by insurance providers.