Frequently Asked Questions
Visiting the dentist is an important part of maintaining good oral and overall health, and it is recommended that people visit their dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and cleaning. Some important reasons for visiting the dentist are:
You Get To Keep Your Natural Teeth
Visiting the dentist regularly is important to maintain good oral health by identifying and treating any issues early on, before they become more severe and more difficult to treat. This includes catching dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer at an early stage.
Avoid Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can help to prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar on the teeth, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. A professional cleaning can remove hard-to-reach plaque and tartar that may not be removed through regular brushing and flossing.
Better Overall Health
Visiting the dentist can also help to maintain overall health and well-being. Studies have shown that there is a link between oral health and other health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. By identifying and treating oral health issues, the dentist can help to prevent or manage these conditions.
Improve Your Smile
Regular dental visits can also help to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile, through cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening and dental implants.
If you have not had regular cleaning every 6-12 months, you may require more extensive treatment than a routine cleaning. The dental examination is the only way to determine what type of treatment you need. At Royal Family Dental, we'll conduct an exam before performing any clinical treatment, since an exam will help determine the proper course of treatment to be followed.
We welcome all ages in our office! We love seeing whole families, and our wide variety of general, restorative, cosmetic, and even orthodontic services can make a big difference for smiles of all shapes and sizes. With our comprehensive list of services, the expert dentists at Royal Family Dental can provide your entire family with the care they need to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children first see a dentist as early as six months of age and no later than one year. During this time, your son or daughter's baby teeth will be coming in and we can monitor the health of those first few teeth. After the first visit, be sure to schedule regular checkups every six months.
At your child’s first dental appointment, we will take the time to get them familiar with all the equipment and noise they will hear when they come to Royal Family Dental for treatments and cleanings. If they are really young when they come to visit us for the first time, we may simply brush their teeth and take a look around their mouth to make sure they don’t have any cavities.
Simply call our practice or request an appointment online! The friendly front desk staff at Royal Family Dental will be happy to schedule your next dental checkup at your convenience. Scheduling regular dental visits help to avoid oral health issues then diagnose and treat any conditions.
Before Your First Appointment
For your first time, we ask that new patients fill out an informational packet. Download our New Patient Packet here. We have several other new patient forms that we ask to be filled out before your visit. The forms include dental history release of information, financial policy, informed consent, medical history, and patient financial agreement.
At Royal Family Dental, we're happy to accept several dental insurance plans, including plans from Cigna, Aetna, Delta Dental, and Medicaid. Our team can file the paperwork on your behalf so that you have a better chance of receiving the maximum benefits available. On each of your visits, be sure to bring your driver’s license and insurance card when you check-in at the reception desk.
Dental insurance is intended to cover some, but not all of the cost of your dental care. Most plans include co-insurance provisions, a deductible, and certain other expenses which must be paid by the patient at the time services are rendered. Dental insurance can help lower the cost for dental care that you would have to pay on your own if you didn’t have the plan. Reimbursement amounts are not, and never should be, a guideline for quality care.
What your dental insurance covers depends on the plan you choose. Patient co-payments are due at the time of service.
Your teeth may feel fine, but it's still worthwhile to see us at Royal Family Dental regularly because problems can exist without your knowing. Many put off dental visits because they think their teeth look and feel great. However, just because you think your mouth is healthy, doesn’t always mean that it is.
Your smile's appearance is important, and we can help keep it healthy and looking beautiful. With so many advances in dentistry, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, missing, or misshapen teeth. Today's dentists offer many treatment choices that can help you smile with confidence, including:
- Professional teeth whitening
- Fillings that mimic the appearance of natural teeth
- Tooth replacement and full smile makeovers
Even if you feel like your mouth is healthy, there may be underlying issues that are invisible to the naked eye or that you might not be able to detect at home. With advanced technology, the dental team at Royal Family Dental can evaluate your oral cavity for signs of decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.
Our dentists can also sometimes detect undiagnosed medical issues that require treatment. Regular dental checkups can ensure that both dental and health issues are identified before they morph into more complex, costly problems.
For most patients, we recommend twice-yearly visits for cleanings and examinations. Patients that have good oral health may not be at as much risk for problems such as cavities or gum disease. When the risk is lower, there is not a crucial need to visit Royal Family Dental more than twice a year.
Depending on your particular situation, however, we might recommend that you see the dentists at Royal Family Dental more than twice a year. For those patients who have been diagnosed with gum disease, for instance, deep cleanings might be required every few months to help keep gums as healthy as possible. If you have gum disease, we'll develop a plan that is appropriate to maximize your good oral health.
In addition to regular visits, any questions or concerns about your teeth should never go ignored. For example, if you experience any tooth or gum pain that doesn’t seem to go away or gets worse, you will want to schedule an appointment with us. You should also visit us at Royal Family Dental if you have red, swollen gums that bleed easily, a sore in your mouth that doesn’t heal, extreme sensitivity to hot, cold or pressure, a filling falls out, your restoration feels off, you have dry mouth or you have clicking noises or pain in your jaw.
Your dental health directly can affect your overall health. Many may incorrectly think that maintaining oral health is just important for keeping teeth looking white and breath smelling fresh. Our mouths are teeming with bacteria. This is normal and most are harmless. Daily brushing and flossing keep the levels of bacteria under control. When oral care is lacking, however, problems can occur.
The dental team at Royal Family Dental cares about each patient, and keeping up with your oral health not only can keep your teeth and mouth feeling great, but your body feeling great, also. Without proper oral health care, like daily brushing and flossing, bacteria can cause oral infections, tooth decay and gum disease. Unhealthy gums have been shown to affect your health in a variety of ways. Those areas of concern include:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory infections
- Diabetic complications
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Prostate Problems
We offer several state-of-the-art tools that make our care simpler and more comfortable for patients. For instance, we take digital X-rays, which are faster, clearer, and much safer overall when compared with traditional machines.