Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Sherman, TX
Have Questions? We’ve Got the Answers!
Dental patient education is important to our dentistry team. As a private, family-friendly dental office that offers dentistry patient-focused care, we want our dental patients to have the knowledge and insight into their treatment plan, so they feel more comfortable making decisions about their oral health. Below, we’ve compiled some of the most common questions asked by our dental patients. We invite you to review these questions and answers and call our dental office if you need additional clarification or assistance.
When should I see the dentist?
Our team recommends that you visit the dentist’s office every six months. This allows us to thoroughly examine your smile for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Our thoughtful and gentle team will make sure to adequately clean your teeth as well, removing any hardened plaque and tartar to lower your risk of periodontal therapy and ensure you walk away with a healthier smile. We’ll also provide helpful tips to use at home to improve your at-home oral hygiene routine.
How often should I change my toothbrush?
It is best if you plan to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. The reason this is essential is that bacteria can accumulate over time, and eventually, they can transfer back to your teeth, increasing the potential for cavities and more. If you become sick with a virus, you may need to dispose of your toothbrush much sooner to avoid possible contamination.
Do I need a referral for dental implant surgery?
Yes, however, we work with some of the best implant surgeons in the area. Our team will make sure that you receive a top-of-the-line experience when working with these professionals. They’ll not only fill in the gaps of your smile with effective titanium posts, but they’ll do it with the help of advanced dentistry to make the process easier and less cumbersome.
Will you see my child?
Yes, we will be happy to see your child for treatment. It is our goal to take care of even the youngest smiles. If your little one needs dental sealants, fluoride treatment, a customized mouthguard, or even pulp therapy, we can provide safe and comfortable solutions to keep their grins looking and feeling good as they grow older.
I’m scared of the dentist. Do you offer sedation dentistry?
We understand that the dentist’s office can be a scary place for patients, which is why we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation for those in need. Whether it is mild, moderate, or severe anxiety, or you simply have a hard time sitting still for extended periods, our sedation methods can help you to feel more at ease throughout your appointment. This will allow us to better care for your smile without the added hesitation you might feel.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
Yes, we will happily welcome your dental insurance in Sherman. Although we are only in-network with Delta Dental Premier, we do commit to filing all necessary paperwork and claims on your behalf for the majority of PPO plans. This makes the process easier and less stressful when attempting to focus on your upcoming treatment. Our team of trained professionals will work to maximize your benefits and help you save each time you visit.