First Appointment

How early should I arrive for my first appointment?

Please plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to complete paperwork and insurance information.

What should I bring to my initial visit?

Insurance card, names of medications you currently take, the name of the previous dentist and current primary care provider.

How long will my first appointment last?

First visits typically last about an hour. Expect to receive an oral exam, teeth cleaning and have x-rays taken if you have not provided a recent set.

General Dentistry

How often should patients visit the dentist?

This is individual for each patients ’needs. Generally 2-4 times per year allows for professional cleaning and early detection of disease.

Why should I visit the dentist regularly?

It allows your dentist to monitor your oral health and look for changes.

What should I do in the event of a dental emergency?

In the case of a dental emergency, contact your dentist immediately.

Why should I floss if I brush my teeth every day?

Flossing removes plaque and leftover food debris in places your toothbrush can’t reach like between the teeth and below the gum line.

How can I prevent tooth decay and cavities?

Brush two times a day with fluoride toothpaste Proper nutrition, daily flossing can help strengthen the teeth.

Why does the dentist take digital X-rays?

The dentist takes x-rays to gain a clear understanding of your dental health. It allows the dentist to see things that are not visible to the naked eye. It helps catch small problems before they come larger ones.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is the advanced form of gum disease that destroys the soft tissue of the mouth and bone that supports the teeth. Left untreated, it can result in tooth and bone loss.