Frequently Asked Dental Questions

General Dental Questions

How often should I see the dentist?

Regular cleanings remove the bacterial buildup that can lead to decay and gum disease. The American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines recommend visiting a dentist at least every six months for a checkup and professional cleaning.

What if I have an emergency?

Please call our office right away if you have a dental emergency. We'll be glad to work you in to our schedule if you have a dental emergency during regular business hours. After hours, please call our office to get our emergency contact information.

Dental Procedures

Bleaching & Teeth Whitening

Before you try at-home tooth-bleaching kits, be sure to talk to your dentist. Not everyone will see good results. Bleaching will not whiten porcelain crowns or composite tooth-colored bondings. Teeth whitening done by your dentist can get teeth brighter faster. The bleaching solution is usually much stronger than at-home kits. Also, heat, light, or a combination of the two may be used to speed and intensify the whitening process.



Porcelain Crowns & Veneers

A dental crown is a tooth-like covering that fits over your existing tooth. Crowns are placed on an individual tooth to strengthen, restore or improve its appearance. Dental veneers are thin shells that are permanently bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance..