How Can I Learn About Dental Hygiene?
Ask anyone in our office about good oral hygiene habits to keep your teeth, gums and mouth clean and free of tooth decay and gum disease.
Dental Services for Children
What Should Kids Dental Care Include?
Children’s dental services usually include preventive procedures such as regular teeth cleanings and X-rays as well as treatments for cavities and gum disease.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Exams?
Routine dental examinations are a great way to avoid dental decay and disease. During an exam, your teeth are examined for decay, X-rayed for underlying issues and examined for signs of oral cancer.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of a Dental Exam?
In many cases, dental insurance covers preventive care such as dental exam costs. Your exam fee usually includes the exam and X-rays.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
What Does Gingivitis Gum Treatment Entail?
Treatment for gingivitis gum disease typically begins with a few deep cleanings to eliminate tartar below the gum line and remove patches of bacteria from tooth roots.
What’s the Usual Price for Gingivitis Treatment?
Deep cleanings are more involved than routine cleanings, so the price for gingivitis treatment is often more expensive. Insurance may cover a portion of your cost.
Mouth Guards - Sports
Are Custom Sports Mouth Guards Better?
Compared to standard mouth guards, many athletes find that a custom sports mouth guard offers better protection, and it’s easier to wear because it fits better.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of a Sports Mouth Guard?
The cost of sports mouth guards isn’t often covered by dental insurance, but many athletes find that investing in a custom-made sports mouth guard is worth it.
Are Night Mouth Guards Comfortable?
Most of our patients report that custom night guards are the most comfortable night guard option.
Does Insurance Usually Cover Night Guard Costs?
If the night guard is medically necessary, many insurance providers cover part of the night guard cost.
Is a Bruxism Guard Effective?
A customized bruxism guard not only helps ward off potential tooth damage, but many patients experience better sleep with their night mouth guards.
When Is Dental Nitrous Oxide Used?
Dentists frequently use nitrous oxide for dental sedation, particularly when they want greater control over the dosage of anesthesia. Patients with diabetes and cardiovascular conditions can usually safely have nitrous oxide sedation.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Nitrous Oxide Dental?
When choosing affordable sedation, your dentist may recommend laughing gas since the cost of nitrous oxide dental sedation is cost effective when compared to other forms of sedation.
Oral Cancer Screening
What Are Oral Cancer Screening Tests?
Your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, tongue and cheeks visually first. If there are areas of concern, your dentist may use a special light or rinse to investigate further or order more tests.
What’s the Average Price for Cancer Screening Tests?
Insurance often covers a portion of the price for cancer screening tests. Your total cost may also depend on the type of test conducted.
How Are Tooth Sealants Applied?
First, teeth are prepared with a gel that roughens the chewing surface of the tooth. The gel is removed and a thin layer of tooth sealant is applied. Sealant helps to protect vulnerable areas of your teeth from bacteria and decay.
What Should I Expect to Pay for Tooth Sealants?
After an evaluation, we’ll provide you with an estimate for your dental sealant cost based on the number of teeth to be treated and the condition of your teeth. Insurance coverage may reduce your overall cost.
What Does Sedation Dentistry Include?
Generally, there are three types of sedation: inhaled laughing gas, oral medication or injected sedation. Patients are awake during sedation, but they are completely relaxed.
What Will I Pay for Dental Sedation Costs?
Your price for sedation dental treatment is based on the length of time you require sedation and the type of sedation administered.
Does Insurance Cover Oral Sedation Costs?
Some insurance providers cover part of the cost of oral sedation dentistry when it’s medically necessary. Check your plan or call our office to learn more.
Do Teeth X-rays Hurt?
It is painless to have dental X-rays taken, although certain positions may be temporarily uncomfortable. You won’t feel the actual X-ray machine working.
Are Dental X-ray Costs Usually Covered by Insurance?
Teeth X-rays costs are often covered by dental insurance. When X-rays are taken as part of your yearly dental exam, your insurance plan is likely to cover part of the expense.