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Frequently Asked Dental Questions

If you have any questions about taking care of your teeth, you’ll find the answers here at Dean Dental Care. Below, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked dental questions we receive every day. Of course, if there is anything else you’d like to know that hasn’t been covered on this page, you’re always welcome to give us a call.

How often should I see a dentist?

Dr. Dean recommends that patients of all ages should visit a dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning even if they aren’t dealing with any dental issues. These routine appointments ensure that small problems are caught and taken care of early, plus professional cleanings can prevent the development of cavities and gum disease in the first place.

One of my teeth really hurts…what should I do?

If you’re experiencing any kind of persistent dental pain, you should go ahead and call our dental office. The problem could be due to a crack in the enamel or serious dental infection, both of which will get much worse if left alone.

What is the best way to replace missing teeth?

This answer can differ from patient to patient depending on their particular situation, but in most cases, Dr. Dean’s first recommendation would be dental implants. In short, they offer the most comprehensive solution to tooth loss available today, providing results that look great, function wonderfully, and can be trusted to last for decades. Would they be a good fit for you? To learn more, you can read our full page about them here.

How can a dentist treat sleep apnea?

Experienced sleep dentists like Dr. Dean are able to detect the signs of sleep apnea by examining a patient’s mouth and airway. For those already diagnosed with the disorder, he can provide specially-made oral appliances that keep the airway open during the night to ensure quality rest. As a bonus, this approach is also proven to stop chronic snoring!

How long does it take to repair a cavity?

At Dean Dental Care, just one appointment in most cases! Minor cavities can be quickly and painlessly repaired with a tooth-colored filling, or for more severe damage, Dr. Dean can use CEREC technology to make and place a custom crown in about an hour.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Yes. Dean Dental Care is happy to accept virtually all PPO dental insurance plans, and we’re in-network providers with BlueCross/BlueShield and Aetna. To learn how we can use your specific plan to help you save, contact us today.

I don’t have dental insurance. Can I finance my dental care?

Yes! You can sign up for a low-to-no interest payment plan with CareCredit or LendingClub right through our website. They offer many different plans with flexible payment schedules that work for any budget. To explore your options, you can follow the links on our New Patients page.