Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Reno, NV
Get Your Dental Questions Answered
Do you have questions about your child’s oral health, at-home oral hygiene, or dental insurance coverage? If you’ve got concerns related to your smile or oral healthcare, then we have the answers. Below, we’ve compiled a common list of questions that we receive from our patients for your convenience.
When should I change out my toothbrush?
It’s recommended that you either change the head of your electric toothbrush or get a new manual toothbrush once every three months to minimize bacteria accumulation. You should also do this if you notice the bristles are beginning to fray or after you’ve gotten over getting sick.
How often does my child need to visit the dentist?
Just like adults, it’s recommended that children visit the dentist once every six months for a checkup and cleaning by the time they turn one, or once their first tooth emerges in their mouth.
What should I do if I have a dental emergency outside of office hours?
If you have a dental emergency, even if it’s outside of our listed office hours, please call us. We offer a 24/7 emergency hotline to see patients the same day an incident occurs.
My child is anxious about visiting the dentist. What can I tell them to help them relax?
If your child is nervous or anxious about seeing us, you can share some of the cool features in our office that can help transform that nervousness into excitement, like our prize wall that they’ll get to visit after their appointment and our old-school Nintendo console in our waiting room that they can play!
Do you accept dental insurance?
Yes! Our team is happy to file insurance claims on your behalf. We’re also in-network with dozens of PPO dental insurance plans to help you save money.
When should I start allowing my child to brush their teeth on their own?
As a general rule-of-thumb, it’s recommended that you keep brushing and flossing your child’s teeth until they’re coordinated enough to tie their shoes, which is usually around the age of six. If you’re still hesitant about how thorough they’ll be, make sure to have them brush alongside you at night and in the morning so you can make sure they’re not missing any areas of their mouth.
Should I be worried about getting a root canal?
Root canal therapy is a misunderstood treatment that’s often conceived to be uncomfortable. However, our team makes sure that it’s not. We administer a local anesthetic to completely numb the area before treating it, so you won’t feel an ounce of discomfort throughout your procedure.