Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions
Is it time for your next checkup? Want to know what to do about that hurting tooth? Curious if we’ll accept your dental insurance? You’ll find the answer to these and more of the most popular questions we receive every day below. After looking over this page, if there is anything else you’d like to ask us, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
How often should I see a dentist?
This really depends on your specific needs, but for the average healthy person, the American Dental Association recommends that they should attend at least one checkup and cleaning appointment every six months. This is the most effective way to ensure that any minor problems are caught early and dealt with quickly.
When should my child have their very first dental appointment?
You should schedule your child’s first dental visit as soon as you can after their first teeth have erupted. At this appointment, your child will be given a gentle exam, and the doctor will discuss with you the best ways to take care of your brand new smile. This appointment serves as a gentle introduction to dentistry for children so follow-up visits are a breeze!
Ouch! One of my teeth is really hurting. What should I do?
If you’re dealing with a bad toothache or cracked/broken tooth, go ahead and give our dental office a call. Explain your situation to our team, and we’ll give you first-aid tips over the phone and can even schedule a same-day appointment if needed. With us, we’ll never leave you waiting if you’re in pain!
How should I replace my missing teeth?
While this answer can vary from patient to patient, in most situations, our first recommendation is usually dental implants. Compared to every other replacement, they simply offer the most natural-looking, durable, and reliable results, delivering something that is the next best thing to natural teeth. You can learn more about this state-of-the-art treatment by clicking here.
Can I straighten my teeth without getting metal braces?
Yes! Using a treatment called Invisalign, we can help patients correct crooked, crowded, and misaligned teeth without altering their day-to-day appearance in the process. All a patient has to do is wear a progressive series of clear plastic aligner trays that practically disappear when placed on the teeth. With Invisalign, the only thing the people around you will notice are your gorgeous results!
Will you accept my dental insurance?
Yes! Infinity Dental Care is in-network with most PPO dental insurance plans, and you can view a complete list of plans we accept on our dedicated insurance page here. To learn more about how we can use your specific plan to help you save at your next visit, give us a call today.
I don’t have dental insurance…is financing available?
Yes, you can sign up for a flexible financing plan right through our website! Our dental office works with CareCredit, a third-party financier that has literally helped countless people around the country easily afford their dental care. You can explore their different plans and find one that works for you by clicking here.