What Does Dental Hygiene Involve?
Oral hygiene usually involves twice-daily teeth cleaning and flossing and semi-annual dental checkups. All of these practices can help prevent dental problems, like bad breath, decay, gum disease, and more.
Dental Services for Children
Why Is Kids Dental Care Important?
Taking your kids to the dentist for children’s dental services such as cleanings and X-rays can help prevent gum disease and cavities.
What’s Included in a Dental Examination?
A routine, comprehensive dental examination usually includes X-rays, teeth cleaning and a detailed exam of your teeth, gums, and mouth for decay and diseases.
What Will I Pay for a Dental Exam?
Your dental insurance may cover most of the cost of dental exams. This cost likely will include X-rays, the exam and your teeth cleaning.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
What Happens During Gingivitis Gum Treatment?
Often, your treatment for gingivitis gum disease begins with one to four deep cleaning sessions that clear away plaque, bacteria and debris. If advanced disease is present, surgery may help restore gum health.
What’s Typical Gum Disease Treatment Cost?
Your price for gingivitis treatment is determined by your insurance coverage and the extent of your gum disease.
Mouth Guards - Sports
Are Custom Sports Mouth Guards Available?
Your dentist can custom-make a sports mouth guard to help protect an athlete’s mouth, teeth, tongue and jaws from injury during recreation.
What’s the Usual Cost of a Custom Sports Mouth Guard?
Custom sports mouth guards cost a bit more than factory-made mouth guards, but their tailor-made fit is more comfortable to wear and better able to protect your mouth from injury.
What Do I Need to Know About Night Mouth Guards?
Night mouth guards are an important tool in preventing your teeth from the wearing and breaking that can be caused by nighttime teeth grinding.
How Much Does the Typical Night Guard Cost?
Several factors determine the price of a night guard, including the type of plastic used to make the guard. For more information and to schedule your appointment for a nighttime mouth guard, call our office.
How Do I Get a Custom Bruxism Guard?
A customized bruxism guard can be made for you by your dentist. Call us today to schedule an appointment for your bruxism guard fitting.
How Do I Find an Office with Dental Sedation?
Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, is an odorless, colorless gas that helps patients relax and stay comfortable throughout dental procedures. To consult with one of our nitrous oxide dentists, call us today.
What Are Typical Nitrous Oxide Dentist Costs?
Generally, nitrous oxide administration costs are based on either a per-visit charge or a per-hour charge. Check with your insurance provider for nitrous oxide coverage details.
Oral Cancer Screening
How Do I Find an Oral Cancer Screening Dentist?
Call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists for an oral cancer screening. Our dentists are thorough in their examination of your entire oral cavity, and if they find anything, they will be sure to provide a treatment plan and cost estimate.
Is Oral Cancer Screening Costly?
Oral cancer screening is important for finding cancer or precancerous lesions early. Your total oral cancer screening costs can often be offset by insurance coverage.
What Is the Purpose of Tooth Sealants?
The main benefit of using tooth sealants is that they can reduce tooth decay and cavities.
Does Insurance Usually Cover Tooth Sealant Costs?
Many insurance providers cover part of your tooth sealant cost. Call our office to find out more and to discuss your options.
Why Do Patients Opt for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dental care may be a good option for patients with severe phobias and anxiety about dental procedures and for complex dental procedures. During sedation, patients are awake but in an extremely relaxed state.
Does Insurance Cover Most Sleep Dentistry Costs?
Your insurance coverage of dental sedation costs may depend on why the sedation is used. Many plans cover medically necessary sedation, but fewer plans cover the sedation for dental anxiety.
Are Oral Sedation Costs Expensive?
Many patients report that their investment in oral conscious sedation is worth it for the ease of taking a pill before their appointment. Costs vary according to the type of sedation used, the duration of use and the type of dentist administering the sedation.
How Safe Are Teeth X-rays?
Dental X-rays are considered very safe, but your dentist will take several safety precautions to minimize your exposure to radiation. Some of these precautions include leaded aprons and collars that protect you from the neck down.
What Should I Expect to Pay for X-rays?
Dental X-ray costs are calculated by the type of X-rays taken, the number of images made and your insurance coverage. Insurance often covers the cost of teeth X-rays.