Common Questions

How often should I brush and floss my teeth?

We recommend you brush your teeth twice a day and strongly encourage daily flossing. The most effective way to prevent the build up of plaque is through daily flossing. 


What kind of toothbrush is most recommended?

We recommend a soft bristled brush for the optimal health of your gums. We also suggest a small headed brush to get around each tooth more thoroughly. 


Do I need to floss regularly?

Yes, it is important to floss daily because flossing removes plaque between teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach. A major contributing factor to gum disease is plaque build-up which can be minimized by daily flossing.


How often should I have a dental cleaning and examination?

For optimal oral health, we recommend that you have a professional dental cleaning and exam every six months. A thorough oral exam includes taking dental x-rays which are recommended annually.


How do I know if I have gum disease?

Unfortunately, most people that have gum disease are unaware of it. Because gum disease is painless as it begins, it is crucial to schedule regular dental exams. Symptoms of gum disease include consistent bad breath, receding gums, red or bleeding gums, new spaces between teeth, and loose teeth. If you have a concern about gum disease we recommend you make an appointment for an dental exam at our clinic. 


What should I bring to my first appointment?

Please make sure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that you can provide us with the necessary paperwork and insurance information. To save time, you can also print the Intake Forms located on our forms page, and fill them out prior to your appointment.


What is your cancellation policy?

We require 24 hours notice to cancel all appointments. Please be sure to contact us if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the visit.