Frequently Asked Questions

I really don’t like visiting the dentist, is there anything you can do to help me relax?

Many people are uncomfortable with visiting the dentist. Your comfort is our highest priority and our office is designed so that you can enjoy a relaxing dental visit. For entertainment and distraction, televisions are available so you can keep your mind on more pleasant things. Nitrous oxide is also offered to keep you comfortable and relaxed. 

I brush every day, but my breath is just not fresh. Is there anything else I can do?

Millions of people struggle with halitosis, (or bad breath), despite daily teeth brushing. Here is a checklist of procedures that can eliminate the problem: twice daily brushing: daily flossing and tongue cleaning; regular professional cleanings; and, careful cleaning of any dentures or removable dental appliances. However, if your hygiene is meticulous and the problem persists, we can offer several other solutions. 

What can I expect from my first appointment?

During your first appointment, your overall dental and oral health will be assessed with a comprehensive oral evaluation. Upon completion of your medical dental health form, we will ask you to tell us your goals regarding your smile, teeth, and gums. Digital photos and X-rays will be taken of your teeth to identify areas of decay, cracked teeth, and malfunctioning restorations. DIAGNOdent™, a specialized laser, will also be used on your teeth, notifying us of early areas of decay that are not visible on the X-ray or on the digital photographs. Our goal is to preserve as many of your teeth as possible by catching decay in its earliest stages. We’ll also assess your gums and will recommend the appropriate hygiene treatment for you

I want cosmetic dentistry. Does my insurance pay for it?

Dental insurance is designed to assist you in paying for your dentistry. Most procedures are not fully covered by your insurance. Cosmetic dentistry, in particular, is not covered by most dental insurance plans. To help you afford your smile, we do offer a variety of payment options in addition to a monthly payment plan provided by our financial partner, Care Credit™. We also pay special attention to maximizing the benefits that your insurance does provide. Ask us how you can comfortably afford your dentistry and maximize your dental insurance benefits. 

What different payment options do you provide?

Helping to make your dental care financially comfortable and affordable is important and we proudly offer a variety of options:


  • Cash or personal checks
  • VISA/MasterCard/Discover/AMEX
  • We also accept most dental insurances and the Citi®Health Card as well as Care Credit™

We are happy to estimate fees and insurance reimbursement before starting recommended treatments and will gladly file insurance forms for you.


Optimal, comprehensive dentistry is what we practice, and we do not base our treatment on what insurance will or will not pay. We base our treatment on what is best for you, and any treatment not paid by insurance is your financial responsibility

Do you offer monthly payment plans?

Yes, we do offer monthly payment plans with our financial partners, Citi®Health Card and Care Credit™. 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 so you can have the beautiful, healthy smile you have always desired.