Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Washington, NJ

What Do You Want to Know?

Are you not sure if you’re taking proper care of your smile on a daily basis? Are you curious about some of the services we offer at our dental office? It’s natural to have questions about your dental care, and we’re always eager to provide answers! We’ve heard some questions more than others at our dental office and have addressed the most common ones on this page. For any other questions you might have, our team is ready to help as soon as you call.

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

You should have at least two checkups and cleanings per year to prevent small dental problems from getting any larger. If it’s been more than six months since you’ve been to a dentist, it’s time to schedule your next visit.

Can I Wait for Tooth Pain to Go Away on Its Own?

It’s almost never a good idea to wait for tooth pain to go away on its own. If it’s caused by an infection or another oral health problem, it will only grow worse with time. You should call our dental office to help you with persistent dental discomfort, especially if it’s become extremely painful.

What Should I Do About a Missing Tooth?

Replace it as soon as possible. Missing teeth limit your diet, stop you from speaking clearly, and open the door to numerous dental problems. A bridge, denture, or dental implant can be used to fill in the empty space and help your mouth function normally again.

Can I Straighten Teeth Without Braces?

Yes, it’s possible to straighten teeth without braces by using Invisalign® aligners instead. Invisalign is much less noticeable against your teeth and can be removed to let you eat whatever you want. However, we will need to examine your teeth first to make sure Invisalign is a viable option in your case.

How Can I Improve the Way My Smile Looks?

Enhancing your smile could mean covering problematic teeth with lifelike dental crowns, making quick touchups with cosmetic bonding, undergoing a whitening treatment to get rid of stains, or even rebalancing the gumline. We’ll help you explore your options based on the corrections that you want to make.

Should I Be Screened for Oral Cancer?

Even if you don’t think you’re at risk for oral cancer, you should still be regularly screened for it. Your chances of survival will be drastically improved if you’re diagnosed early. An oral cancer screening is included as part of a regular dental checkup.

Do You Take My Dental Insurance?

We are in-network with many different insurance PPOs, and we take out of network plans as well. Check our insurance page to see if your plan is listed; if not, you can call our dental office to see if we take it.