Category Archives: Preventive Dentistry

Information, tips, and best practices for preventive dental care.

More Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Are dentists affiliated with insurance companies? No, you are their customer. Your dentist will request the estimated coverage on your policy (the % your insurance covers of a particular treatment) and calculate your out of pocket cost accordingly. Estimates are not a guarantee of payment by your insurance. Dentists cannot accurately know in advance what your insurance company will actually cover or not, until after the insurance company receives the billing information. So as the patient, you are responsible for … Continue reading

Aging & Your Teeth

As we age, our mouth can begin to show the wear and tear of everyday life. Below is a list of common ways teeth and gums change with age. Although your risk for these problems increase with age, none of them are guaranteed, and most can be prevented by good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. Gum Disease – Recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest more than 50% of Americans over the … Continue reading