Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Texas City, TX
The Answers Your Smile Needs
We completely understand that our patients have a lot of questions when it comes to their dental health and treatment options, and we’re always ready to take the time to answer them. You’re welcome to give us a call and ask whatever is on your mind, but first, be sure to read through our responses to some of our most popular questions below.
How often should I see a dentist?
On average, a person should visit the dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. This is often enough that our team can spot small issues early and remove plaque from the teeth to prevent cavities. Some patients may require more frequent visits, but usually, two is enough to keep your smile healthy.
Which type of toothbrush is best: manual or electric?
Truthfully, as long as you brush twice a day, every day, for two minutes each, it really doesn’t matter which type of brush you use. Both are great for cavity prevention, so if your dental health is in good shape, there is no need to get another brush. For children and people with mobility issues, however, an electric brush tends to work much better compared to a manual one.
How long will it take to repair my tooth?
It really depends on the extent of the damage. A minor cavity can usually be fixed with a filling in a single appointment, while more extensive decay or trauma may call for a crown, which takes two appointments to design and place. We can give you a more definitive timeline when you come to see us in person.
How long will it take to straighten my teeth?
The length of orthodontic treatment can vary a lot from patient to patient depending on factors such as age, the starting position of the teeth, and what types of issues are being corrected. A typical range is 12-36 months, but we can give you a more exact timeframe when you come to see us for a consultation.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
Probably yes! We are in-network with many PPO dental insurance providers, and you can learn more about how we can use your plan at your next appointment by giving us a call.
I don’t have dental insurance. How else can I save on my care?
You can sign up for CareCredit financing to break up the cost of your treatments, or you can take advantage of our KLEER In-House Dental Plan. It offers many of the same benefits as traditional insurance, but for a lower price and with less red tape.