We try to address Dental Insurance and other related Patient’s frequently asked questions. If you still have more questions, kindly do not hesitate to call our office.
Do you accept all Dental Insurances?
We do accept most PPO Dental Providers and we are In-Network with many PPO Dental Insurances.
Do you Offer Financing for my Dental Treatment?
We do have partnership with certain Dental Financing Companies. If you qualify, you can pay in monthly installments for your treatment with 0% APR.
Why do I need a Regular Dental check –up?
- Good oral hygiene is important, not only for good looks, but for overall general health, as well.
- Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular checkups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.
- Regular dental check up helps you to Prevent Gum Disease, maintain Good Physical Health, Keep Your Teeth, Detect Dental Problems early, Maintain Good Oral Health, Prevent Bad Breath, Prevent Oral Cancer and Use Your Dental Insurance Plan.
- According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer, every hour each day in the United States alone. When you have your dental cleaning, your dentist will be screening you for oral cancer, which can be treated, if diagnosed early.
- Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bones that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow, which may result in loss of some or all the teeth.
- Regular dental exams help us to identify the problems like gum disease, cavity etc in the early stages which can be treated very easily in a cost effective way.
- There are many general health conditions that are related to oral health , some of which include Diabetes, Heart attack, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pre-term low birth weight babies etc. Having regular exams helps us to monitor your general health and maintain the oral health.
What is the difference between In-Network and Out-Of-Network?
All Dentists can and will accept Dental Insurances. But what a Patient needs to check is if the provider is In-Network or Out-Of-Network. Why is this Important?
- In-Network provider accepts the pre-negotiated fee for the procedure codes from the Insurance. So Out of the Pocket expenses will be minimal for the Patient.Out-Of-Network provider will charge you the entire fee.
- If the Dental Insurance Company pays partly for the procedure, then the Patient is responsible for the remaining amount.
How many times do I need to brush my teeth a day?
According to the American Dental Association, you should brush your teeth twice a day. Brushing your teeth helps to remove plaque which causes tooth decay and gum disease. Always use a soft bristled toothbrush with toothpaste that contains fluoride.
How often do I need to floss my teeth?
You should floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing in between your teeth removes food debris and plaque from in between the teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach.
How Often Should I visit the Dentist?
Most children and adults should see their dentist for a regular cleaning and check up once every six months. People at a greater risk for oral diseases should have dental checkups more than twice a year. Tobacco and alcohol use, diabetes, pregnancy, periodontal and gum disease, poor oral hygiene and certain medical conditions are some of the many factors that are taken into consideration when deciding how often you need your dental cleaning and check up.
Why and when do my kids need a dental check-up?
- Proper care for baby teeth is imperative as they serve several critical functions, including Fostering good nutrition by permitting proper chewingAiding speech developmentHelping proper development of permanent teeth by saving space for themThe American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend a dental visit for children by age one.
- Baby teeth are vulnerable to tooth decay from their very first appearance, on average between the ages of six and 12 months.The associative pain of tooth decay can prevent a child from eating correctly, impacting overall health and development.
- Additionally, undetected and untreated tooth decay can lead to infection, loss of teeth and expensive and mostly preventable emergency and restorative interventions.
- A scientific paper in the journal of Pediatric Dentistry revealed that children who wait to have their first dental visit until age two or three are more likely to require restorative and emergency visits.
- Regular examinations will help to identify any problems with the dentition like malocclusion and start orthodontic treatment at the appropriate age.
- Going to your regular checkups will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy as well as detect any early problems such as gum disease, oral cancer and cavities.
- The best way to maintain good oral health is to visit your dentist on a regular basis.
Do you accept Walk-In Patients?
We do accept Walk-Ins from time to time, when our Schedule is Open. You can Walk-In anytime, when the office is Open to Schedule an Appointment.
Do you take Emergency Visits?
We take Emergency Walk-Ins at any time of the day, when the office is open. For our Existing patients, we have a helpline.