Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Our patients ask us interesting questions every day, and we thought it would be helpful to include some of the most common ones right here on our website. To view the answers, simply click on the questions below. If you still have a question after reading this page, please feel free to just call and ask. We’re more than happy to take the time to help you better understand your dental care!
How often should I see a dentist?
According to Dr. Thomas Redfern and the American Dental Association, patients of all ages should visit a dentist at least twice a year in order to prevent issues such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more.
When should I schedule my child’s first dentist appointment?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child should come in for their first dental appointment within 6 months of their first tooth erupting but no later than their first birthday.
How do I know if I have a cavity?
The most common signs of a cavity are:
- A toothache
- Increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Noticeable pitting or holes on a tooth
- A dark or discolored spot on a tooth
- Pain when biting on a particular tooth
What should I do if I think I have a cavity?
If you believe that one of your teeth has a cavity, you should contact us for treatment as soon as you can. You won’t be able to take care of it on your own at home, and it’ll only get worse over time. Fortunately, we can treat it in as little as one or two visits using a tooth-colored filling or dental crown.
Can you help replace my missing teeth?
We can, and we have a multitude of ways we can do it depending on your particular tooth loss. If you are missing a single tooth or just a few in a row, we can restore them using a dental bridge. If your tooth loss is a little more extensive, we may choose to replace them with a comfortable-fitting denture.
However, for the best long-term solution, we may suggest that you get dental implants. Dental implants can easily last for 30 years or more, and they also offer the most natural-looking solution of any tooth replacement treatment.
How can I make my smile look better?
In addition to brushing and flossing every day, we can improve the appearance of your smile using our cosmetic services. We can whiten your teeth, fix small chips, cracks, gaps, and even give you a complete makeover. In the end, we’ll make sure that you have the smile that is right for you.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
We are currently in-network with a multitude of dental insurance plans, and you can view a complete list of them right here.