Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How often should I come in for a teeth cleaning?

A: We recommend having your teeth cleaned at least every six months, if not more often. Regular teeth cleanings and checkups prevent gum disease, and allow us to spot potential problems before they become serious.

Q: Is it normal for my gums to bleed when I brush and floss my teeth?

A: Although it is fairly common for gums to bleed a little when brushing, this often indicates the beginning stages of gum disease. If the disease progresses, it can lead to the recession of the gums and possible tooth loss as well. Schedule an appointment with us immediately if gum bleeding persists or gets worse.

Q: What can cosmetic dentistry do for me?

A: Cosmetic dentistry can do everything from whitening your teeth to completely reshaping your smile. If there is anything you wish to change about the appearance of your teeth, chances are cosmetic dentistry can help.

Q: What can be done to replace missing teeth?

A: Whether you are missing one tooth or a number of teeth, our dentists can help you find the restoration that is right for you. A popular form of tooth replacement is the dental implant procedure, which involves the surgical placement of a titanium post, then the placement of a naturally looking replacement tooth or crown. Another excellent option is a dental bridge. Our dentists will meet with you to discuss the best restoration for you.

Q: How can I get a whiter smile?

A: At our dental office, we offer take-home bleach teeth whitening kits. However, if tooth whitening is not an option in your particular case, you may be a better candidate for obtaining a whiter smile via cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or porcelain crowns. Ask our dentists for more information.

Q: How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

A: The cost of cosmetic dental treatment varies from procedure to procedure. While many cosmetic treatments, such as tooth whitening, are relatively inexpensive, more involved procedures, such as porcelain restorations and porcelain veneers, incur higher costs but tend to produce longer-lasting, highly attractive results.