Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take my insurance?

You are free to choose any dentist you want regardless of your insurance plan. Insurance plans have different levels of coverage, and they all have certain limitations. We are happy to help you understand the plan your employer has chosen for you.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. Depending on the amount, we are able to offer up to 3 monthly payments to pay in full. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and CareCredit. We never want financial hardships to stand in the way of your health. Therefore, we will try our best to make the payments comfortable for you.

Why do you recommend treatment that my insurance doesn’t cover?

We are concerned about your overall health, and we will always give you our professional recommendations based on your specific clinical findings. We want you to make informed decisions about your health based on what we discuss with you—not what your insurance company dictates. Insurance companies have many limitations, and seemingly do not have a vested interest in your dental health.

How does the bacteria in my mouth affect the rest of my body?

Research has shown that there is a correlation between the bacteria in your mouth and your whole health. It has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature birth, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Why do you recommend fluoride treatments for adults?

It is common in adults to have dentin (root surface) exposed. Fluoride helps to re-mineralize the dentin, which is softer than enamel. Without fluoride, the dentin is more susceptible to decay.

When should I bring my child in to see the dentist?

According to the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s first dental visit should occur within 6 months of their first tooth erupting, but no later than their first birthday. If your child is struggling with breastfeeding or other eating issues, we recommend having an exam earlier to screen for a tongue tie (ankyloglossia). If you are unsure about your particular situation, please contact us.

Is it safe to go to the dentist when I’m pregnant?

Yes. Please let your dentist or hygienist know that you are pregnant in order for us to ensure we appropriately modify your appointment to one that will be safe for you and your unborn child. Oral health is extremely important in pregnancy. Pregnancy increases your risk of cavities due to the increased acidity from reflux and sugar exposure from frequent snacking. Untreated gum disease is also linked to preterm low birth weight.

Is it normal for your jaw to pop, hurt, or to get tired when eating?

Your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) has a very complex anatomical structure that is built with multiple fail-safe mechanisms. If your joint is popping, hurting, or fatiguing, these are warning signs that something is not functioning properly.