We offer a variety of payment options to suit your financial needs. Our practice enthusiastically accepts checks, cash, debit, or credit cards (including Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express). Payment is due at time of service, however, if your particular financial situation hinders prompt payment, we will work together to decide on a plan that works for you.
Our practice accepts dental insurance, and will file all forms necessary to secure coverage when available. However, we do not guarantee that all services will be covered, and it is up to you to communicate with your insurance company if there are questions. All remaining balances not covered by insurance become the patient's responsibility.
While dental insurance plans often cover routine and preventative care, cosmetic procedures are not always as cut and dry. For instance, sometimes insurance companies will only reimburse for a percentage of the least expensive treatment option available (so, if you choose porcelain fillings, your coverage amount may revert to the cost of less-expensive silver fillings).
If there are concerns about insurance coverage, we are more than happy to submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company before dental procedures are performed. This way, you know what to expect and do not find yourself in a challenging financial situation. This estimate process may take up to six weeks.
CITI Health Card and Care Credit are offered through our practice as financing options for patients who are unable to pay in full at time of service.
It recommended that everyone schedule a regular dental visit approximately every six months. Routine dental visits will involve two parts: a check up and a dental cleaning. These visits will help to ensure that if there are any concerns, that they are caught early!
Brush and floss your teeth twice per day! Use a brush with soft to medium bristles. Dentists also recommend replacing your toothbrush every two months and cleaning using a slightly firm pressure, but not firm enough to irritate your gums.
Consume fresh fruits and vegetables multiple times each day - emphasize those rich in calcium! Adequate levels of calcium, as well as vitamin D, are shown to decrease the risk of losing teeth. Supplementation may be necessary if levels are too low.
Brush your tongue daily. The tongue is a powerful home for bacteria, and it is important to clean your tongue along with your teeth. The best way to clean your tongue is to brush gently back and forth, side to side, and then rinse with water.
Stay properly hydrated by drinking plenty of water and minimizing sugary beverages. Dentists suggest a minimum of eight glasses of water each day. Starting your day with two glasses of water is a great way to begin!