Frequently Asked Dental Questions – New York City, NY
Answering All of Your Dental Concerns
Do you have questions about any of the services we offer? Do you want to learn how to take better care of your smile at home? Our team is happy to answer all of your questions. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the most common ones that we receive from our patients. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to us!
How often should I change out my toothbrush?
It’s recommended that you change out your toothbrush once every three months, whenever you notice the bristles are beginning to fray (because this could damage your gums), or after you’ve gotten over being sick. This will help prevent harmful bacteria from transferring from the head of your toothbrush to your mouth.
Do you offer children’s dentistry?
Yes! We’re happy to see children and offer several kid-friendly dental treatments, including dental sealants, silver diamine fluoride, and pulp therapy.
Will my dental insurance cover the cost of dental implants?
Unfortunately, it’s rarely the case that dental insurance covers the cost of entire dental implant procedures. However, in some cases, we are able to maximize a patient’s benefits and get certain parts of their procedure covered, like any preparatory treatments needed before the implants can be placed.
How often do I need to visit the dentist’s office?
The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist once every six months for a checkup and cleaning. For patients with existing oral health problems like gum disease, visiting the dentist more frequently for deep cleanings and examinations may be recommended to prevent the condition from progressing.
What makes implant dentures different from traditional dentures?
Traditional dentures are a great tooth replacement solution for many patients. They’re crafted from acrylic and ceramic and secure to the gums or existing teeth using natural suction or a strategically designed base that fits like a puzzle piece within the mouth. Implant dentures on the other hand are anchored to titanium posts that have naturally fused with the jawbone. This provides the restoration with unmatched strength, stability, and a longer lifespan (approximately four times the lifespan of traditional dentures).
I’m scared of the dentist. Can you help?
Our team has a gentle touch and regularly works with patients who have dental anxiety or fear. Not only are we sure to take your visits slow and answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way, but we also offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help you feel more at ease. If you’d like to learn whether you could benefit from sedation dentistry in New York City, call us today!