Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to visit your office every six months?
We would highly recommend six month checkups. While some people still neglect dental care until something goes wrong, it’s always better to partner with a trusted general dentist preserve your optimal level of oral health rather than wait for a toothache, crack, or other oral health issue to make a dental visit unavoidable.
Can I bring my kids to Flagstaff Downtown Dental?
Absolutely. We are a family dental practice. That means we happily treat patients at all ages and stages of dental development, and our dentists and team greatly enjoy working with young patients.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is better known by many of our patients as gum disease. It occurs when plaque and tartar buildup at the gum line irritates and breaks down soft tissue, leading to numerous oral health concerns. We offer a variety of periodontal therapies to renew patients’ oral health.
Can I call if I have a dental emergency?
We encourage you to contact our team right away if you experience a dental emergency. We’ll be happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone, and one of our knowledgeable team members will schedule an office visit as soon as possible. We can often see you on the day you call.
Am I a candidate for dental implant supported tooth replacement?
There’s only one way to find out. Schedule a dental implant consultation, and we will capture x-rays and complete an examination to determine whether or not you are likely to experience successful tooth replacement with dental implants.
Does teeth whitening work?
It can! Our professional teeth whitening solutions are much more effective and predictable than those products available from your local pharmacy. Schedule a cosmetic consultation, and we’ll evaluate your smile to determine whether or not teeth whitening is the best option for you.
Do you take my insurance?
We are not in-network with any specific providers. However, we do have a skilled team who can process and file dental insurance claims, so you always receive your maximum benefit.