Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the age of your child, the first visit will hopefully include a full exam of their teeth and gums.  If your child allows, we will also clean their teeth by polishing them to remove any plaque, tartar, and stain.  We will provide oral health instructions, floss, and attempt to take x-rays in child is old enough and allows us to.  We also offer fluoride treatment (which is recommended to prevent cavities).

The general rule is 6 months after the eruption of your child’s first tooth.  Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay.  Parents will also be informed on how to care for their child’s teeth and identify their fluoride needs

Every individual is different, but the most common frequency is every 6 months.

We like our new patients to see the dentist first. We do this so we can get to know you better and spend some time with you.  At that appointment we will review your medical history, examine your mouth, update any x-rays that need to be taken, evaluate your gingival health, conduct an oral cancer screening, and discuss any treatment recommendations that you may need.  After that, you will be scheduled with our hygiene team for the type of cleaning recommended by the dentist.  When you are an established patient, then your recare appointments are with the dental hygienist.

YES!  Even if you do not have any pain or symptoms, you can still have dental issues that only a dentist can diagnose.

Regular visits to the dentist are very important because they can help detect dental health issues early on.  This would result in treatment being simpler and more affordable.  They can also prevent issues from arising in the first place.  Your oral health can also impact your overall health.  Also, some diseases or medical conditions can have symptoms that can be detected in the mouth.

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