We can direct bill all insurance companies as long as your dental plan allows us to do so. With most claims, we can submit via the internet and have a response immediately. We only charge you upfront for your portion that the insurance does not cover. Example, if you have 80% coverage and your total bill is $250, you would be responsible for $50 at the time of your appointment. We collect the remaining amount from the insurance.
Your teeth may feel fine, but it's still important to see the dentist regularly because problems can exist without you knowing. The dental exam can catch problems early before you see or feel them and when they are much easier and less expensive to treat.
Brush your teeth at least two times a day, and floss at least once!
Avoid foods with a lot of sugar (sugar increases the amount of bacteria that grows in your mouth causing more plaque and possibly cavities) and avoid tobacco (this can stain your teeth, cause gum disease, and eventually lead to oral cancer).
Don't be afraid to brush your tongue! By brushing your tongue, you will remove food particles and reduce the amount of plaque-causing bacteria. Tongue brushing also helps keep your breath fresh.
Be sure to schedule your routine checkup. It is recommended that you visit the dentist every six months.
It is recommended that adults and children change their toothbrush every three months. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with hot water to kill germs and keep the bristles clean. If you've been sick, be sure to change your toothbrush as soon as possible.
Yes! In fact, it is even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can't reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.
It's important to get an early start on dental care, so that your child will learn that visiting the dentist is a regular part of health care. The Canadian Dental Association encourages the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age.
Yes! Pregnant women are susceptible to gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). If gingivitis isn't treated, it may lead to more serious gum (periodontal) disease and even tooth loss. Maintaining good oral health reduces the risk of health problems for you and your baby.
Simply call or email our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next dental appointment at your convenience. If you are a new patient, please let us know and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.