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When should I have a dental checkup?

Visiting your dentist regularly is the best way to maintain the good health of your teeth and gums. Regular check ups and cleanings are a preventative approach against future dental problems.

Teeth Whitening: Does It Really Work?

Yes it does. Typically, you can expect a two shade improvement as measured on your dentist’s shade guide.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Yes, whitening systems that are approved by recognized dental associations are both safe and effective. Some patients may experience mild gum irritation, but this stops when treatment ends.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

The active ingredient in most whitening systems is 10 percent carbamide peroxide (CH4N2O2), also known as urea peroxide. When water contacts this white crystal, the release of hydrogen peroxide lightens the teeth.

How Long Will My Teeth Whitening Last?

Lightness should last from one to five months, depending on your personal habits such as smoking and drinking coffee and tea. It is not permanent and regular touch-ups are necessary.

What Whitening Methods are Available?

There are several methods including chemical and laser whitening systems used while you are in the chair, or supervised systems you can use at home. Ask us about options. We’ll recommend the one that’s right for you!

Can you tell me how much my insurance will cover?

No, because of the privacy act, we do not have access to know such information. It’s best for the patient to contact their insurance and inquire, (insurances will only answer to the patient).

Do You Provide Direct Billing?

Yes, we do provide direct billing. We offer what is called assignment. Assignment means that the insurance company can pay us rather than reimburse the patient at a later date. We do require a credit card on file to facilitate this service.

How often should I visit my oral hygienist?

Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease that causes bone loss. Periodontitis is irreversible. The gum tissue and bone that support your teeth become damaged and the teeth become loose and fall out. Periodontitis is preventable with regular dental check ups and cleanings.

What are mouth guards for?

Mouth guards are a preventative appliance we suggest patients wear while participating in sporting activities. A mouth guard can help protect your teeth and prevent concussions.

What Is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis, is a preventable and reversible form of gum disease, connected to serious diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, if left untreated.

What is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease that causes bone loss. Periodontitis is irreversible. The gum tissue and bone that support your teeth become damaged and the teeth become loose and fall out. Periodontitis is preventable with regular dental check ups and cleanings.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by repeated episodes of disturbances in normal sleep patterns. Millions of men and women suffer from this serious medical condition. Sleep apnea is associated with complications such as fatigue, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, increased risk for stroke, and an increased risk for early death. Dental devices are available to relieve your symptoms. Our dentists can advise you and fit you for your non surgical custom sleep apnea device.

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