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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

While we do our best to keep new and current patients as informed as possible on our dental office services, we understand that questions come up often. If you don’t have the time to make a call to our dental office at the moment, we hope that our Frequently Asked Questions section helps clear up any confusion. If you do intend to call, don’t hesitate! We want to answer any questions you may have.

Can you replace teeth?

Our dental office provides multiple methods for replacing teeth. This includes more traditional methods like bridges and dentures, which are more common. However, we can easily use dental implants as well and can even fit them with bridges and dentures to help lower overall costs. The best way to determine the best option for you is to schedule a consultation with our dental office.

How often should I get my teeth professionally cleaned?

We recommend cleanings once every six months to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of teeth. Depending on your vulnerability to plaque buildup, we may recommend visits more often, especially if you have gum disease to treat. If you’re debating on when to bring your child in, we usually start exams and cleanings as early as three years of age. However, if a problem arises sooner, we encourage you to bring them in earlier.

Can I straighten my teeth at Carefree Smiles Dentistry?

Carefree Smiles Dentistry offers Invisalign® clear aligner technology to straighten teeth. This treatment does not make use of metal brackets or archwires to straighten teeth. Instead, we use a series of clear, plastic aligners that gently shift teeth into a straighter position. They are removable and transparent, making it easy to maintain your appearance and keep your current habits.

Which cosmetic treatment should I choose?

The treatment you choose really depends on what issue you need to resolve the most. For example, removing minor stains can be done with simple teeth whitening, but rotated or gapped teeth may need Invisalign or porcelain veneers to fix. Scheduling a cosmetic consultation with our dental office will be your best bet.

What if I don’t have dental insurance?

That’s okay! We have many patients who use either CareCredit or our in-house membership plan to pay for basic treatments. Our dental office will work with you to create a payment plan that is manageable and fair. We have treatment coordinators that will help you schedule your appointments for days that work for you.

I’m having a dental emergency! What if I’m not a patient?

Carefree Smiles Dentistry does not want anyone to put off a dental emergency just because they aren’t already a patient. In the event your tooth is damaged or you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, come to our dental office. New patients are more than welcome here, especially when the health of their tooth is at stake!