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Regular Checkups
Don’t brush off regular checkups to the dentist! Regular dental checkups are essential to maintaining good oral health. We encourage regular checkups at least every six months. Seeing the dentist twice a year is recommended because your dentist can: check for problems that you might not see or feel find early signs of decay treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing, and an oral exam by the doctor. During the oral exam, the doctor checks the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. At each visit, the doctor also checks old fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.

Your First Visit
Your first visit to the doctor typically includes digital x-rays that allow the doctor to view the structure of the jaw, the position of any teeth that have not yet erupted, malformed roots, and tooth decay.

The initial visit also involves getting your medical history. When you share your medical history with the doctor, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information on your health. Inform your dentist if you have experienced recent hospitalization or surgery, or if you have recently been ill. Also tell the doctor the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking whether prescription or over-the-counter products and the name of your physician. Inform the doctor of any changes in your health or medications. It is also important to bring up any fears you may have about dental treatment.

The information collected in your first visit will help the doctor select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.

Payment & Office Policies

Cost
The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We have payment plans to suit different budgets. We also accept assignment from most insurance plans, and we will file the necessary papers to the insurance company. We work hard to make dental care affordable and to make sure that you realize your insurance benefits.

Fees
In an effort to keep fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established the following financial policy:
If full payment is made at the onset of treatment, we will offer a 5% fee discount since no further bookkeeping fee is needed.
To fit your individual needs for extensive treatments, financial arrangements can be made to extend your payments over a period of months.
For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards.

Insurance
We are a Delta Dental Provider. If you have insurance, we will help you to determine the coverage you have available. We will help in every way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf.

Cancellation Policy
In order to avoid a $40 cancellation charge, kindly give at least 24 hours’ notice if you will not be able to keep your appointment with us.