Oral care in Cambria Heights, NY
Q. I am afraid of the dentist. What should I do?
A. You are not alone in this area. 1 out of 2 Americans are afraid of the dentist for many reasons. The best way to overcome this fear is to come in. Ask as many questions as you feel you need to ask no matter how ridiculous you may think those questions sound. Ask for as many details as you need to calm your mind and when you are satisfied, enjoy our massage therapy chair.
Q. How much for a cleaning?
A. It depends on the type of cleaning you require. There is more than one type of professional cleaning and only the doctor can determine for sure what type you will need based on the results of your x-rays and exam.
Q. How much for a check-up?
A. It depends on the benefits provided by your insurance or discount plan. If paying privately, the fee will vary depending on whether you provide your own x-rays, the type of cleaning you require, and if you have any applicable coupons. Always check our Facebook Page and Home Page of our website for special, time-limited discount offers.
Q. I brush my teeth everyday and they don't bother me. Why do I need to see a dentist at all?
A. Bacteria grows on the teeth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Your dentist has the tools needed to spot these bacteria and to treat them in order to keep them from spreading to your gums and other places in your body. This spreading of bacteria beyond the teeth is called gum disease and has no cure. It can only be controlled. Your dentist can help you keep these harmful bacteria from spreading to your heart and other organs, thus helping you avoid other health issues such as heart disease and stroke to name a few.
Q. How often do I need a professional cleaning?
A. In the absence of any periodontal issues, cleanings are done every six months. However, if there is a history of periodontal disease, it is recommended that a periodontal maintenance cleaning be done every three months in order to keep the condition under control and from progressing.
Q. How do I know if I need professional cleanings every 3 months?
A. If in the past you had to have treatments such as Periodontal Maintenance, Scaling, or Osseous surgery, you should see your dentist every three months to keep your periodontal condition under control.
Q. With all the whitening systems available "over-the-counter", why should I see a dentist for whitening?
A. While a lot of the "over-the-counter" whitening systems available are good at eliminating surface stains, only the professional whitening systems provided by your dentist can get rid of the underlying stains that the "over-the-counter" products cannot reach. Consequently, those stains will show through the enamel if not removed. We are proud to offer the state of the art Zoom™ in-house tooth whitening system.
Q. What is the youngest age you see children?
A. We see children from 2 ½ years old and up.
Q. What if I don't have insurance?
A. We accept cash, all major credit and debit cards, checks, money orders, third party patient financing through Carecredit™, Lending Club, and Citi Health Plan as payment. Always check our Facebook Page and Home Page of our website for special, time-limited discount offers.
Q. I have a plan that I am not sure if it provides coverage. What do I do?
A. Contact the office and give anyone of the appointment secretaries your information and they can verify the nature of your coverage and get back to you.
Q. Do I have to pay for my treatment upfront?
A. For treatment that will be completed the same day of your visit, yes. Otherwise, we can assist you with payment arrangements for treatment that requires additional visits to complete.
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