Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about dental health and our services/procedures. If we have not answered your question, feel free to contact us for more information.

  • Why should I choose Dental Innovations?

    We have been in practice for 20 years now, and most of our staff has been with us for more than 10 years. Our patients value consistency, comfortability, and convenience. Our services include everything from teeth cleaning to braces to extensive oral surgery. Meet our Dentists to learn more about the types of specialists on our staff.
  • How much will my appointment cost?

    We offer very competitive pricing, but the exact cost will depend on the type and extent of the service. We accept payments through dental insurance, health care credit companies, all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Visa), and cash. Contact us if you have any specific pricing questions or visit our financing page to learn about your options.
  • I’m scared of the dentist. How can you help me?

    First of all, know that you are not alone. Dental phobia is a very real and serious condition, affecting millions of Americans just like you. We offer different types of sedation to help you cope with your anxiety and fear. One form is oral sedation, where you would take a pill before your appointment to help you feel relaxed and comfortable. The other is laughing gas, which you’d breathe in through your nose during your procedure to ease your mind and help you relax.
  • When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?

    It is important to start practicing good hygiene from the very beginning. We recommend that your child sees a pedodontist when their first tooth comes in or before their first birthday.
  • What should I do in the event of a dental emergency?

    If you have a tooth knocked out, are experiencing a severe toothache, or your jaw is broken, you will need help as soon as possible. Contact us immediately, visit the emergency room, or call 911 right away. Click here to learn more about how to deal with dental emergencies.
  • Why should I replace a missing tooth?

    You may be missing a tooth due to decay, injury, or gum disease. If you leave the empty space as it is, it can start to cause serious problems. These include periodontal (gum) disease, an unbalanced bite, and decay.

    If you are missing one or more teeth, we offer different options for replacement. These include:

  • How can I prevent cavities?

    We recommend visiting the dentist for a teeth cleaning every six months. You also need to practice the following good oral hygiene habits:

    • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day (with a fluoride toothpaste)
    • Flossing between your teeth at least once a day
    • Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet

  • Why would I need my wisdom teeth removed?

    The average mouth is meant to hold 28 fully formed teeth. Unfortunately, your wisdom teeth bring the number of teeth in your mouth to 32. Without enough room to grow, wisdom teeth can cause serious trouble. We may recommend having them extracted to fix current issues or prevent future ones, including infection, pain, and damage to other teeth.
  • What is periodontal (gum) disease?

    Periodontal disease affects your gums, as well as the roots, bones, and structure of your teeth. The three stages are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Early stages may be treated with deep cleaning and intense care. If untreated, the disease can progress and cause gum decay and tooth loss.

    We will always check for any signs of gum disease during a routine cleaning and come up with an effective treatment plan if we find any.
  • How does professional teeth whitening work, and is it safe?

    At Dental Innovations, we offer two options for professional-grade teeth whitening. The first is at-home teeth whitening. We will provide you with custom-made whitening trays and gel to give you the bright smile you want over a period of a few days to a few weeks.

    We also offer a fast and convenient method of teeth whitening called zoom bleaching. During your hour-long appointment, we will paint on a whitening gel, which is then activated through a special light to increase the effectiveness.

    Both methods are controlled and very safe. The biggest risk is some temporary tooth sensitivity after your treatment.