Frequently Asked Dental Questions
When should children have their first dental appointment?
According the The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, that a good rule to follow is by their first birthday.
How often should I brush and floss?
It is recommended that you brush at least twice a day. Flossing should be done daily.
Will teeth whitening cause pain or discomfort?
Teeth whitening is not meant to be painful. Some people experience tooth sensitivity during and after whitening but it is mild and typically does not last long.
What kind of payment options does CareCredit offer? (from carecredit.com)
CareCredit offers a full range of financing options. On purchases of $200 or more, we offer 6, 12, 18, and 24 month plans where you can avoid paying interest if you make your minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance, including optional charges, is not paid in full within 6, 12, 18 or 24 months.. Minimum monthly payments are required.
For patients and clients with higher treatment fees who would prefer more time to pay with convenient monthly payments, CareCredit offers longer payment options with a reduced, fixed interest rate. The fixed monthly payment amount is based on repayment over a 24, 36, 48 or 60- month period. Purchases of $1,000 or more are eligible for a 24, 36 or 48-month offer and purchases of $2,500 or more are eligible for a 60-month offer. Not all practices offer all CareCredit financing options, so check with your provider.
You must make at least the fixed minimum monthly payment on or before the due date each month to keep your account in good standing. You can always pay more than the minimum payment. For complete details, please read the Credit Card Account Agreement within the application. To find out which plans are available in your provider's practice, be sure to speak with the office manager or financial coordinator.
How do Clear Correct clear braces work?
Your doctor sends your records to ClearCorrect along with a prescription. ClearCorrect uses those records to create 3D models of your teeth. Following the instructions provided by your doctor, ClearCorrect creates a "treatment setup" representing the desired position of your teeth at the end of treatment. At the same time, ClearCorrect also manufactures "Phase Zero" passive aligners designed to fit your teeth and get you accustomed to wearing aligners right away.