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Dental Cleaning

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

You should expect to have your teeth cleaned at least once every six months. This helps prevent gum disease, staining, and other dental concerns.

Are cleanings covered by insurance?

Dental cleanings and other preventive care services are generally covered by insurance. However, coverage may vary depending on your plan. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to find out what is covered.

How often should I see the dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. However, if you are experiencing any dental issues, you may need to visit more frequently as recommended by your dentist.

Do dental cleanings hurt?

For the most part, dental cleanings should not hurt. You may feel a little pressure as the hygienist cleans your teeth, but this is typically very mild. Some people may experience some mild discomfort if their teeth are very sensitive or are experiencing tenderness in their gums due to gingivitis. If you experience any pain or discomfort during your cleaning, be sure to let our team know.

Dental Implants

How long do implants last?

Dental implants can last for many years if properly taken care of. They may need to be replaced or repaired at some point, but most people find them to be a very durable option for replacement teeth. Most patients report their implants lasting upwards of 20 years.

What are the pros and cons of getting an implant?

There are many pros and cons of getting dental implants. Some of the pros include that they look and feel natural, they are durable, and they do not require special care. Some of the cons include that they are typically more expensive than other forms of tooth replacement, and the surgical procedure to place them is more invasive than other options. That may worry patients who have dental anxiety. Be sure to discuss your concerns with your dentist so that you know if implants are right for you.

How long does it take to get an implant?

The process of getting a dental implant usually takes several office visits over a period of months. The surgical procedure to place a dental implant usually takes less than an hour. However, the time required for the implant to fuse with the bone (called osseointegration) may vary depending on the individual. It can take a few months to a year for the implant to fully integrate with the bone.

What are implants made out of?

Dental implants are usually made out of titanium. This material is biocompatible, meaning that it is safe to use in the body and it fuses with the surrounding tissue. It creates a permanent and stable foundation for your replacement teeth.

Do implants hurt?

You will require a minor surgical procedure to place the implants in your jaw. Following your procedure, it’s normal to experience some pain and swelling while your mouth heals. Our team will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions and prescribed pain relievers (as needed) to help you manage any discomfort you may experience.


Is an emergency dental exam expensive?

The total cost of your treatment will depend on your case and unique needs. That said, we do everything we can to offer affordable dental care at transparent prices, including all emergency services. We also offer flexible financing options to help you cover all out-of-pocket expenses.

Can you see me today?

We do everything we can to see you! That’s why we offer same-day or next-day appointments to get you in as quickly as possible. Walk-ins are accepted as scheduling permits. We can’t guarantee appointment times, so be sure to call us in case of an accident or emergency.

Should I go to the ER for a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies can sometimes be scary. We understand your first instinct may be to go to the hospital if you’re in pain. But unless you’re experiencing severe symptoms of uncontrolled bleeding or swelling, you should contact your local dentist right away. Emergency rooms aren’t set up to handle urgent dental needs.


Can children and teenagers get Invisalign?

Yes, Invisalign is typically recommended for children and teenagers who are 13 years old or older and have all of their permanent teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children should first get their permanent teeth before undergoing orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is not recommended for children under the age of 13. For teenagers, Invisalign is a great option because it is discrete and most people will not even know you are wearing braces.

Is Invisalign covered by my insurance?

Many dental insurance plans cover at least part of the cost of Invisalign treatment. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to see if you’re eligible for coverage.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The total cost of Invisalign treatment varies depending on where your unique case and the extent of treatment needed. However, many dental insurance plans cover at least part of the cost of Invisalign treatment. Our team will provide you with a complete breakdown of all treatment costs and payment options, as well as information on financing and payment plans.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works by gradually moving your teeth into the desired position using a series of clear, plastic aligners. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next one in the series. As you progress through treatment, your teeth will move little by little until they reach the desired position.

How long does Invisalign take to straighten my teeth?

Invisalign treatment typically takes about 12 months. However, the time it takes to straighten your teeth depends on your unique treatment needs and how diligent you are with wearing your aligners for the required 20-22 hours per day.

Teeth Whitening

How long does teeth whitening take?

The length of time it takes to achieve desired results varies depending on the method used and the severity of tooth discoloration. Typically, in-office treatments take around an hour, while at-home treatments can take several days or weeks.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Most people do not report any pain during teeth whitening procedures. Our team takes precaution to protect your sensitive teeth and gums against irritation or discomfort. However, some people may experience some minor sensitivity following the procedure. This is usually temporary and should go away shortly.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening is generally safe, effective, and painless when done in a dental office with a professional dentist. However, it is always important to speak with your dentist before undergoing any type of teeth whitening treatment to discuss your unique needs and goals.

Why are my teeth stained?

There can be many reasons why someone’s teeth may be stained, dull, or yellow. Some common causes of stained teeth are smoking, drinking coffee and tea, and eating foods that stain the teeth. Aging can also cause darkening or yellowing of the teeth.


Are veneers permanent?

No, veneers are not permanent. If you decide that you no longer want them or wish to change to a different kind of veneer, they can be removed relatively easily by your dentist. Be sure to discuss your treatment options with your dentist prior to your veneer procedure so you fully understand the process.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers usually last 5-10 years, but this varies depending on how well you take care of them. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly. Also, avoid eating foods that can stain your teeth (like coffee and red wine).

Do veneers hurt?

No, veneers do not hurt. You may experience some discomfort when the dentist fits and places the veneers, but this is temporary.

What do veneers fix?

Veneers can fix a number of dental problems, such as crooked teeth, stained teeth, chipped teeth, and gaps between teeth. They are an ideal cosmetic solution because they don’t require extensive dental work to achieve the patient’s desired results.

How long does it take to get veneers?

It usually takes two appointments to get veneers. At the first appointment, the dentist will prepare your teeth and take an impression that are sent to a dental lab. The lab will use the impression to make a model of your teeth. At the second appointment, the dentist will fit and place the veneers.

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