Frequently Asked Questions

We’re always happy to discuss any questions or concerns patients have. These are some of the most common questions we hear from patients, along with the answers.

Why Is Visiting the Dentist So Important?

Visiting the dentist provides you with a solid foundation for lifelong oral health. These visits can prevent many common dental problems and keep your natural teeth healthy. Routine cleanings and exams are vital to fighting tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues.

What Should You Look for When Choosing the Right Dentist?

You should find a dental practice that can meet all of your needs, whether preventive, cosmetic, or restorative. Also, look for a practice that has an experienced team with the skills and knowledge to provide quality care.

How Should You Take Care of Your Teeth Between Dental Checkups?

Your oral hygiene routine is incredibly important. You should brush twice each day using fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once. Don’t hesitate to reach out about any symptoms or concerns you have.

How Often Should You See the Dentist?

We recommend seeing the dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and exam, but don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment for issues that arise at other times.

How Can Invisalign Help You?

Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic treatment option that can straighten your smile. Through a series of clear, barely visible aligners, Invisalign can improve appearance, function, and long-term oral health.

When Do You Need to See the Dentist if You Are Grinding Your Teeth?

Teeth grinding is a serious issue that steadily removes enamel, increasing the risk of tooth decay. You should bring up any signs of grinding to your dentist immediately, including jaw pain, headaches, and sensitivity to hot or cold foods.

Can You Get Several Dental Treatments Done at Once if You Want to Transform Your Smile?

A full mouth reconstruction combines restorative and cosmetic treatments to completely transform your smile. Your treatment plan will be entirely unique to address your needs and could involve procedures spread across several visits.

Do You Take Insurance?

Yes, we work in-network with most insurance providers. We also offer a range of financing and membership options to provide affordable care for all patients.

What Happens at Your First Appointment?

During your first appointment, you will have to complete some paperwork and answer a few questions. You can fill out a new patient information form in advance to streamline the process.

Are You Accepting New Patients?

Yes, the team at Smiles Family Dentistry is happy to accept new patients. Our comprehensive services can provide for all of your family’s needs.

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