Frequently Asked Questions

You should wait a half hour ONLY if there is a fluoride treatment.
Always wait until your anesthetic wears off. Extractions require special instructions. If you have any doubts ask the Dentist.
We recommend that children be taken to the dentist at any age that you suspect a problem. It is important to get your child off to a good start, so we recommend that you bring them along for an adult hygiene appointment one or more times to get them familiar with our office. Then, when they are more receptive we will try to do an exam and possibly begin cleaning their teeth. This can be as early as 1 ½-2 years but more often by 3 or 4.
We will be happy to process all insurances for you. However, we currently participate with the following plans:

Invisalign consists of removable clear trays. Clear braces are clear cemented plastic or porcelain brackets on your teeth. The only visible part is the wire or any metal placed on the back teeth. For more information visit www.invisalign.com.
Dental sealants are a clear protective coating that is applied to the biting surfaces of the tooth. The sealant protects the tooth from getting a cavity by shielding against bacteria and plaque.
Due to important and technological advances such as ceramics and composite (tooth colored) fillings we rarely do silver amalgam fillings.
Yes our practice does do dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent metal device designed to replace missing teeth. The device is usually made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. A dental implant is designed to act as the tooth root and can anchor an artificial tooth such as a crown, bridge or denture.
Adults and children should change their toothbrush every three months and after illness.
Wisdom teeth can cause crowding in your mouth and may cause problems if they are impacted.
Yes we are equipped with Nitrous Oxide to use at any time.