Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Minot, ND
The Answers You Need to Protect Your Smile
We’ve heard all kinds of interesting questions from our patients over the years about the services we provide. The more you know, the easier it is to keep your teeth healthy and the more likely you are to seek care when you need it the most. We’ve answered some of the most common questions we’ve received here on this page. Of course, you probably have questions about your own unique dental situation; if you call us, we’ll be happy to explain anything you need us to.
How Often Will I Need a Dental Checkup?
No matter how old you are, the recommendation for two dental checkups a year remains the same. One visit every six months significantly reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and it provides ample opportunity to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums.
What Should Be Done About Missing Teeth?
If a tooth is knocked out, get in touch with us right away; we only have a short amount of time to attempt to replant it. In the event that a natural tooth can’t be salvaged or needs to be extracted, you need to consider different forms of tooth replacement that will let you chew, speak, and smile normally again. Schedule a consultation with us to learn if a bridge, dental implant, or dentures might be right for you.
What Should I Do If I Haven’t Seen the Dentist for a While?
Get in touch with us immediately! No matter what kind of state your teeth are in, you can always expect to be treated with compassion and respect at Souris Valley Dental Group. We can rebuild broken teeth, treat all manner of oral infections, and make aesthetic improvements as desired. If anxiety is what kept you from getting dental care for so long, you can count on us to make your visit a comfortable one.
How Can I Improve the Appearance of My Smile?
You have plenty of options when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers and direct bonding, for example, are both excellent options for correcting a wide variety of flaws, including minor cracks and discolored spots on your teeth. We also offer whitening for life to patients looking to keep their grins as bright as possible.
Do I Need Braces for Orthodontic Treatment?
Adults who want to straighten their smiles or correct the alignment of their bites should consider wearing Invisalign instead of braces. With these clear plastic aligners, you don’t have to worry about other people noticing your smile for the wrong reasons. Also, Invisalign normally works faster than braces, with most treatments being completed in roughly 12 to 18 months.
Do You Accept My Dental Insurance?
While we are not a preferred provider with your insurance, we will gladly file your insurance and help you maximize your benefits each year for both preventative and restorative services! If there’s anything you don’t understand about your benefits or how the insurance process works, our team is here to help you.