Q. How do I know when it is time to come in for a professional cleaning?
A. Typically, it is recommended you receive a professional cleaning and oral examination every four to six months. However, if you are prone to gum disease or other ongoing health concerns, you might require more frequent visits. Trust that we will perform a thorough examination to determine what kind of continuing care will achieve your optimal dental health.
Q. Do you accept referrals and/or new patients?
A. Yes! The majority of our new patients come as referrals from our dental family, as well as through other dental and medical professionals.
Q. What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
A. Your safety and well-being are important to us! Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art sterilization and disinfection techniques designed to ensure your safety which includes:
Q. What does “painless dentistry” mean?
A. Visiting the dentist can be an anxious experience for you. Painless dentistry is a way to ensure your total experience in our office is as stress-free and comfortable as possible. We have many amenities to help you have a peaceful and relaxing dental visit. For more complex procedures, we also offer sedation dentistry to keep you comfortable and relaxed.
Q. What do I do if I have an emergency?
A. An emergency can be a scary situation. Kindly call our office as soon as you determine you have a dental emergency, as we do allow time in our schedule for emergencies. If your emergency occurs after hours, kindly contact our office to receive our doctor’s emergency after hours phone number.
Q. I want and need a lot of dental work, but I’m afraid I can’t afford it. Do you offer monthly payment plans?
A. Yes, Dental Professionals on Whitesburg offer monthly payment plans with our third-party financial partners, Care Credit® and Chase Health Advantage. We provide a variety of ways for you to pay for your treatment, so that it fits comfortably into your personal or family financial goals. Our team works with you to create the solution that accommodates you and gives you the beautiful, healthy smile you have always desired.
Q: Why is an oral cancer exam included in my dental exam?
A: Every time you come into our office for a regular dental check up, you are examined for oral cancer. Oral cancer is a very fast growing, aggressive cancer. When detected early, the survival rate for oral cancer ranges between 80-90%. Unfortunately, close to 70% of oral cancer is discovered as late stage 3 and 4.
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Q: How can I have whiter teeth?
A: A whiter, brighter smile can give you the feeling of youth and vitality. Dental Professionals on Whitesburg offer a number of options to help you have a more brilliant smile, including at-home whitening, Zoom!™ whitening, Deep Bleaching™, porcelain veneers, and Lumineers®. Come in today and Dr.’s Bruce and Wintzell can evaluate your smile and find the treatment that is right for you.
Q: What if I have a gap in my teeth, a chipped tooth, or teeth that do not respond to normal bleaching methods?
A: Wear, tear, and discoloration over the years can make your smile look less brilliant than you might desire. With today’s technology, materials, and advanced techniques, you have many options for restoring your weak, broken, chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth to their original shape and function. There has never been a better time to restore your smile. Call us today for a complimentary consultation so we can evaluate which type of restorative or cosmetic dentistry is right for you.