Below you will find some of the most common questions that we get asked by patients.
Do you accept my insurance plan?
Our office is more than happy to work with any insurance company; filing insurance claims for you, and accepting direct payment. However, as the patient, you are ultimately responsible for your account, so it is always suggested that you check the particulars of your plan in order to anticipate your out of pocket expenses. We would be happy to answer any more questions you may have, simply ask one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members. We are here to assist you!
What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
Our entire practice team is well versed in state-of-the-art sterilization and disinfection techniques designed to ensure patient safety. This goes beyond wearing gloves and face masks to prevent passing germs; it includes a specialized sterilization center and a water filtration system, which guarantees a fresh, individualized, distilled water source for each patient.
What makes you different from any other dental practice I can visit?
When you become a patient of our practice, we get to know you as an individual. Since our goal is to help you obtain and then maintain the best possible oral health, we take time to understand your dental history, assess your current dental health status, and think through the best options for your particular needs. We also make sure we equip you with the information you need to make wise and healthy choices for your own long-term dental health.
How can I have whiter teeth?
There are a number of procedures available to help whiten your smile. Often, a simple bleaching process will provide the change desired. Typically, this process results in teeth approximately 2 shades brighter on the dental shade chart. In other cases, porcelain veneers offer a more effective solution. Nielson Family Dentistry can help evaluate your potential for whitening your teeth, based on their current color and the causes of any discoloration. If you opt for veneer application, you’ll simply need a couple of appointments at our office.
How do I know when it’s time to come in for a check up?
An average, healthy adult person typically benefits from a professional cleaning and check up every six months. However, it’s tough to generalize because every mouth is different. Some people are prone to gum disease, bruxism, or other ongoing oral health concerns that require more frequent visits; others simply need a routine professional tartar removal at regular intervals. That’s why we’re so careful to check methodically and determine what kind of ongoing professional treatment will achieve your optimum dental health.
What about my children, at what age do they first see a dentist?
Early visits provide several advantages: they give us the opportunity to spot and prevent any potential oral health/dental problems; they can also give the child a positive, non-threatening dental office experience. Also, the American Dental Association recommends that children have their first visit by the age of one. We recommend parents bring their child in at this time, or at whatever age they’re most willing to communicate with an adult other than a parent.
What if I need to cancel an appointment?
In order to maintain a well-run office, we appreciate as much notice as possible for appointment cancellations. This enables us to work on other patients who need to be seen as well as staff our office effectively to keep health care costs down. A minimum of 24 hours notice is requested. Patients who cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice, except in the case of emergencies, will be charged a fee.
Do you take payments?
We offer several payment options to let you finance your oral health investment with ease.