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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

When it comes to dental health, knowledge is power, which is why we’re always happy to answer our patients’ questions. Below, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most common ones our team receives every day, but you can always call us to ask anything you like so you have all the information you need to take great care of your smile.

How often should I go to the dentist?

This answer can differ from person to person based on their particular needs, but for the average healthy patient, we recommend visiting The Dental Suite at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. These appointments allow us to catch and treat minor problems as soon as possible and remove harmful buildup on the teeth that can lead to cavities and gum disease down the road.

Is there a way I can see the results of a treatment before actually getting it?

Yes, and it’s called Digital Smile Design. This state-of-the-art technology enables us to edit a picture of your current smile to reflect how any procedure you’re interested in will change its appearance. Working with our team, we can use this tool to design your perfect look, and then turn it into a reality over the course of a few appointments.

Too much of my gums show when I smile. Can you fix this?

Yes! Using an approach called non-surgical gum recontouring, we can help your smile look more balanced and reduce the appearance of an overly prominent gum line. All it takes is just one quick and easy procedure with a dental laser to make your teeth appear longer and more beautiful!

I have these annoying black triangles that show whenever I smile. Is there a way to get rid of them?

Yes, and most patients are surprised to learn how we do it. If you have small, unsightly spaces between your teeth that look like little triangles, we can inject a small amount of dermal filler into the area to make the gap instantly disappear. The procedure only takes a few minutes, but the results are instant and can last for several months at a time.

How can a dentist help with sleep apnea?

Specially-trained dentists like those on our team are able to create custom-made oral appliances that are proven to help patients overcome sleep apnea symptoms. They work by slightly repositioning the jaw in order to keep the airway open and unobstructed throughout the night. This approach has been shown to be a viable alternative to CPAP therapy, plus it can even be used to simply help someone stop snoring.

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry involves using small, handheld lasers to perform a variety of dental procedures in the least invasive way possible. With our Biolase Epic X laser, we’re able to whiten teeth, treat gum disease, and even prepare a tooth for a filling just using a concentrated beam of light. This method is typically much more efficient and comfortable for a patient compared to traditional treatments, enabling them to get what they need and back to their lives without interruption.

Do you accept dental insurance?

Yes, The Dental Suite is currently in-network with both Delta Dental Premier and Guardian. We also accept most other PPO dental insurance plans, and you can learn more about how we can use your particular policy by giving us a call today.

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