There are just as many dental questions as there are dental issues—if not more. And we love it when you ask questions—we really do! We love it when our patients are engaged and active about their oral health, so we welcome your questions. There probably isn’t anything we haven’t heard before. Rest assured that tons of people experience the same issues you are experiencing, so odds are that if you have a question, someone has already asked it. Questions can range from how much are dental implants? to why do my teeth hurt? We thought we would take a minute to try and answer some of those questions.
Common Dental Questions
- How much are dental implants? Dental implants are an amazing tool for modern dentistry. But when considering the implant option, many patients may be fearful of the dental implant cost. There are many options you can discuss with your dentist that can reduce the cost, and assist you in maintaining a bright and cost-effective smile.
- What if I don’t have dental insurance? Do I need dental insurance? Can I get care? What if I can’t afford it? Good news! Most dentists can work with you. If you are willing to pay in full on the day of your visit, most dentists offer competitive discounts, so this could be a great option for you if you have generally healthy teeth. To avoid major dental bills, patients should always take a close look at their normal dental routine. If you take good care of your teeth and can pay cash at the time of your appointment, dental insurance might not be a cost-effective option for you. However, if you have greater needs (despite your best efforts), lots of dentists offer payment plans or can help you find a dental discount plan or club you can join. The bottom line is that if you are concerned about the cost of your dental care, please ask us for options. We can give you tools, point you in the right direction, and offer you options to help.
- Are dental sealants really worth it? Imagine that your teeth are knights, headed into a battle. If those knights didn’t have their armor on, they would be susceptible to mortal wounds. But, if they have their armor on, they are protected and harder to injure. Sealants are like armor for your teeth. Dental sealants are a plastic coating that is painted onto your tooth, that blocks them from trapped food particles, decay, and other dangers. If you do have dental insurance, most companies cover the cost of sealants, which is great news.
- What kind of toothpaste should I choose? This is one of the most common dental care questions we receive. With the immense variety of options for toothpaste, how do you even begin to choose the right one, and does it matter? To choose the best toothpaste, make sure it has the ADA seal of approval, or simply ask us what we recommend. We would be happy to help point you in the right direction. Know your needs, too. Do you struggle with dry mouth or sensitive teeth, or are you interested in more natural options? Let that point you in the right direction for your mouth needs. There are many reputable online guides, articles, and reviews as well.
There are many other questions people ask about dental care, so stay tuned, and we will continue to try and answer some of those most commonly asked questions. In the meantime, be sure to call or e-mail us if we can help. Our office most likely has an answer that fits your needs.