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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

At NeoSmile Dental Care, we not only provide hands-on services but dental knowledge as well, so our patients can have all the information they need to take great care of their teeth. Below, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most popular questions we receive every day. Of course, if there is anything else you’d like to know, don’t hesitate to give us a call—we’re always happy to talk to you!

How often should someone visit the dentist?

Dr. Farrell and Dr. Patel both recommend that patients of all ages should receive at least one checkup and cleaning every six months. These routine appointments ensure that little problems are dealt with early, plus professional cleanings can stop cavities and gum disease from developing in the first place.

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Why do I need dental cleanings if I brush/floss every day?

While consistent brushing and flossing are essential to your long-term oral health, your tools at home simply aren’t able to clean every single surface in your mouth. Everyone has hard to reach areas that can accumulate plaque over time which eventually turns into cavities. The only way to effectively clean these trouble spots is with the sophisticated tools used by our hygiene team.

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Can I bring my child to NeoSmile Dental Care?

Yes! Our team is ready to serve children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers and everyone in between. We have the fun and relaxed environment children need to feel comfortable as well as the variety of services necessary to take care of growing smiles throughout every stage of life.

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Help! I’m in a lot of dental pain! What should I do?

If you’ve just suffered a dental injury or have a bad toothache, go ahead and give Neosmile Dental Care a call. We’re always ready to accept emergency patients and can even schedule same-day appointments. When you contact us, we’ll give you first-aid tips over the phone and try to see you as quickly as possible.

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What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

While you’ll find plenty of whitening products at the store as well as DIY methods online, getting professional whitening from a dentist is still the safest and most reliable way to brighten your smile. At Neosmile Dental Care, we use Zoom! Whitening because it’s able to break up stubborn stains in just an hour to make the teeth up to eight shades lighter in just one appointment.

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Is there a way I can straighten my teeth without metal braces?

Yes, and it’s called Invisalign. With this treatment, a patient wears a series of clear plastic aligner trays as opposed to metal brackets and wires. They are practically invisible when on the teeth, meaning patients don’t have to worry about friends or coworkers noticing them. They are easily removable as well, meaning a patient will be able to maintain their regular diet and brushing routine while getting the smile they’ve always wanted.

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Will you accept my dental insurance?

Yes! Neosmile Dental Care is in-network with virtually all PPO dental insurance plans. We’ll even file your claims for you so we can make sure you’re maximizing your benefits. Want to know how we can use your particular plan at your next visit? If so, give us a call today.

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