Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Noblesville, IN
Teaching Noblesville Families About Dentistry
It’s not uncommon to have a lot of questions about what dental procedures are available and what you can do to make sure your teeth are properly cared for. Below, we’ve listed some helpful answers to questions that our patients often bring to us; please contact us if there’s anything else you want to know.
How Often Should I Have a Dental Checkup?
You should visit your dentist at least twice a year to keep your teeth healthy and clean. Dealing with small dental issues like buildup quickly is essential for preventing more serious problems like tooth decay.
When Should I Start Bringing My Child to the Dentist?
Your child’s first dental appointment should take place no later than their first birthday. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that your little one will have cavities by the time they see a dentist; starting dental care as early as possible is a must for minimizing the risk of cavities.
How Can You Help Me Improve My Smile?
We can hide multiple imperfections at once with veneers, give your teeth a quick fix with direct bonding, brighten your smile with teeth whitening, and balance your gumline with gum recontouring. Your smile makeover will be tailored to your specific needs.
Do I Need to Replace a Missing Tooth That No One Can See?
Yes! A missing tooth leaves more than just an unsightly gap; it also deprives the jawbone of the stimulation it needs to stay healthy, and it raises the risk of your remaining teeth drifting out of alignment. Call our office immediately to discuss possible replacement options, such as a dental implant or partial denture.
Is Getting Dental X-rays Safe?
Taking dental X-rays is an important part of your regular checkups. Many people are nervous about having their X-rays taken, but fortunately, thanks to the switch to digital radiography, the level of radiation you will be exposed to is minimal. You’ll have nothing to worry about as we check your smile for decay and disease.
Is a Toothache an Emergency?
Some toothaches are more serious than others, but you should always have any unexplained dental pain examined in case it’s a sign of infection or decay. You especially need to seek help as quickly as possible if the pain lasts longer than 24 hours or becomes unbearable.
Do You Take My Insurance?
We take Aetna, Delta Dental, MetLife, and many other popular insurance plans. You can call our office to see what sort of coverage you can enjoy at our office with your current insurance plans.