Finding the Perfect Dentist
Selecting the right person to care for your family's dental health
takes careful consideration. A good dentist combines clinical
expertise with warmth and a genuine concern for patients. Points to
• Are your goals, concerns, and
ultimate satisfaction seen as important?
• Can you count on the dentist to
focus on keeping your teeth health and strong?
• Did the doctor obtain his
degree from a well-respected school?
• Does the dentist explain things
in detail and include you as part of the team?
• Has the dentist been in
practice enough time for you to feel comfortable about your
• Have you heard positive
feedback about this doctor and practice?
Questions about General Dentistry
Why do I need to visit every six months if I don't have any
Preventive care is less expensive than repairing damage. Certain
problems, like gum disease and early signs of decay, offer few
warning signs. Regular visits allow us to monitor your oral health
and catch any issues before they become big trouble.
How is a filling different from a crown?
Made from composite resin, tooth-colored fillings replace decay that
only impacts a portion of the tooth. With severe damage, your will
likely need a dental crown, which fits securely over the remaining
tooth structure and completely covers the tooth.
When should my child first visit the dentist?
Although the American Dental Association recommends starting visits
when children get teeth, usually at age one, we often find that kids
do best around three years old. At this time, the doctor can take a
look to make sure everything is on target, and we can start to
create positive feelings for your child so that he or she will look
forward to visiting the dentist.
I have metal fillings. Should I replace them?
At one time, amalgam fillings were the standard for restoring teeth.
Now, most dentists prefer composite fillings. These fillings match
your natural tooth color, won't leak over time, and don't contain
any metal. If your old fillings aren't causing you problems, you can
choose to leave them in place, but if you want more aesthetic
restorations, talk with your doctor about composite fillings as a
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental Implant Restorations
Complete and Partial Dentures
New Patient Exam