Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I visit the dentist?
Our team and the American Dental Association encourage patients to visit the dentist at least twice each year in order to achieve and maintain the optimal level of oral health.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal, gum, disease occurs when plaque and tartar buildup at the gum line inflame or infect the soft tissue surrounding teeth breaking down the connective tissue between teeth and gums.
Do I need an oral cancer screening if I don't smoke?
Yes. Regardless of whether patients smoke or engage in any of the other high risk behaviors commonly associated with oral cancer, they are still at risk for this insidious disease and should be screened regularly.
Visiting the dentist makes me nervous. Can you help?
In addition to our dedication to making patients feel welcome and comfortable from the moment they arrive, we also offer sedation dentistry options for those patients who experience more severe dental anxiety or phobia.
Does teeth whitening work?
While over the counter whitening products offer dramatic results that they are unable to deliver, professional teeth whitening offers significantly more predictable whitening up to ten shades brighter.
How do I know I need a root canal?
Only a dentist will know for sure whether or not you need a root canal, but some of the most common warning signs of root canal infection include:
  • Severe toothache
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Discoloration of a single tooth
  • Infection or inflammation in the gums around a single tooth