Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Dallas, TX
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We believe that patient education is very important, because the more you know, the healthier your smile will be! Rather than searching for answers online, you can get personalized information directly from our team, so feel free to give us a call anytime! Below, we’ve gone ahead and answered some of our most common questions.
How often should I visit the dentist?
At least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. These routine appointments give our team a chance to remove cavity-causing plaque from hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, plus we can spot and treat minor problems before they turn into major issues.
Should I use a manual or electric toothbrush?
Both types of brushes are extremely effective at reducing the risk of tooth decay, so if you have good oral health, there is no need to switch from one to the other. However, for young children and those with mobility issues, electric brushes tend to be much easier to use.
Should I be worried about my bleeding gums?
Maybe. Have you just started flossing? If so, a little bleeding is normal, and it should stop after a few days. If it continues, however, then you might have a minor gum infection, in which case you should come see us, as you won’t be able to treat it on your own, and waiting will only allow it to become worse.
How long will it take to repair my tooth?
It depends on how damaged it is. A small cavity can usually be repaired with a filling in a single appointment, but for more extensive decay or trauma, we may recommend placing a crown. This typically takes two appointments. We’ll let you know which option would be best for you after having a chance to examine you in person.
Will you take my dental insurance?
Most likely, as we are in-network with many PPO dental insurance plans, and we also accept Medicaid and CHIP. To learn how we could use your plan at your next visit, give us a call, and we’ll go over your benefits with you.
I don’t have dental insurance. How else can I pay for my care?
You can sign up for CareCredit financing through our website. They offer low-to-no interest payment plans that will help you easily afford your treatments without sacrificing your budget in the process. If you have questions about signing up, be sure to give us a call.