Frequently asked questions

How Often Will I Have to Visit the Dentist?

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How does dental insurance work? What are my costs?

Yes! To add a picture follow these simple steps:

  1. Enter App Settings
  2. Click the "Manage Questions" button
  3. Click on the question you would like to attach a picture to
  4. When editing your answer, click on the picture icon and then add an image from your library

Can I buy dental insurance without having health insurance?

Yes! Users can add video from YouTube or Vimeo with ease:

  1. Enter App Settings
  2. Click the "Manage Questions" button
  3. Click on the question you would like to attach a video to
  4. When editing your answer, click on the video icon and then paste the YouTube or Vimeo video URL
  5. That's it! A thumbnail of your video will appear in answer text box

What are the signs I should see a dentist ?

Your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold Your gums are puffy and/or they bleed when you brush or floss You have fillings, crowns, dental implants, dentures, etc. You don’t like the way your smile or teeth look You have persistent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth You are pregnant You have pain or swelling in your mouth, face or neck You have difficulty chewing or swallowing You have a family history of gum disease or tooth decay You have a medical condition such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, eating disorders or are HIV positive Your mouth is often dry You smoke or use other tobacco products You are undergoing medical treatment such as radiation, chemotherapy or hormone replacement therapy Your jaw sometimes pops or is painful when opening and closing, chewing or when you first wake up; you have an uneven bite You have a spot or sore that doesn’t look or feel right in your mouth and it isn’t going away

I don't have any symptoms or problems, do I still see a dentist ?

Yes. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, you can still have dental health problems that only a dentist can diagnose. Regular dental visits will also help prevent problems from developing. Continuity of care is an important part of any health plan and dental health is no exception. Keeping your mouth healthy is an essential piece of your overall health. It’s also important to keep your dentist informed of any changes in your overall health since many medical conditions can affect your dental health too.

What should I expect during a dental check up ?

The dentist or hygienist will ask about your recent medical history, examine your mouth and decide whether or not you need x-rays. Depending on your treatment plan, the hygienist may use a special dental instruments to check your gums for gum disease. Your dentist will evaluate your overall dental health and conduct an oral cancer screening by holding your tongue with gauze, checking it and your whole mouth, then feeling your jaw and neck.

What should I look for when I choose a dentist ?

You may want to call or visit more than one dentist before making your decision. Dental care is a very personalized service that requires a good relationship between the dentist and the patient. During your first visit, you should be able to determine if this is the right dentist for you.

Consider the following:
Is the appointment schedule convenient for you? Is the office easy to get to from your home or job? Does the office appear to be clean, neat and orderly? Was your medical and dental history recorded and placed in a permanent file? Does the dentist explain techniques that will help you prevent dental health problems? Is dental health instruction provided? Are special arrangements made for handling emergencies outside of office hours? (Most dentists make arrangements with a colleague or emergency referral service if they are unable to tend to emergencies.) Is information provided about fees and payment plans before treatment is scheduled? Is your dentist doing continued education and is uptodate to the current protocols and treatement modalties . Is your dental office taking your insurance Is the dentist capable to performing the procedures you need in office or are they having to refer you out all the time .