(978) 777-1560     49R Maple Street, Suite 2C, Danvers, MA 01923

Common Questions

Common Questions

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I am a new patient. How soon can I schedule an appointment?
We can schedule an appointment for you within one week.
Why is flossing so important?
Flossing is important because it removes the plaque between the teeth that brushing alone does not remove. This plaque can lead to cavities between the teeth, and it can lead to gum disease. If you’re unsure how to floss, please ask your dental hygienist. We are happy to show you the correct way to floss.
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
Every two – three months.
Why is oral hygiene so important during pregnancy?
There are many changes going on in your body during pregnancy, and your mouth is included. Good oral hygiene is important because hormone levels increase during this time, which can intensify dental problems. Your dental hygienist can create an individual plan to maintain adequate oral hygiene protocol during your pregnancy.
Are dental x-rays safe, and /or does radiation affect other organs not being protected by the lead apron?
Digital x-rays use much less radiation than any other medical x-ray, as there is a minimal amount of radiation being used over a short period of time. The apron is used as an extra precaution to protect the thyroid gland because it is the most radiosensitive organ. As long as all the recommended precautions are being followed, it is safe.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we offer Care Credit with 0% interest.
Does your office provide any discounts for Senior Citizens?
Yes, Senior Citizens receive a 10% discount on ALL procedures.
What kind of toothpaste should I use?
Toothpaste is a matter of personal preference for the most part. Use something that you like that contains fluoride. If your teeth are sensitive, stay away from whitening products, and use sensitivity-designed toothpaste, such as Sensodyne®.
What kind of floss should I use?
Floss is a matter of personal preference, but your dental hygienist may recommend a particular type based on your teeth and gums. J & J waxed is a little rougher in texture, as compared with Glide. Reach Total Care slides between teeth easier, which some patients may prefer.
Do you do silver fillings in your office?
No, we only make tooth colored restorations – either composite or porcelain depending upon the size.
Is your office latex free?
Yes.
Do you do orthodontics in the office?
We limit our in office orthodontic treatment to adult Invisalign® patients.
Do you take ALL insurances?
We do take many insurances. There are certain companies we are contracted with, which means we accept their fee schedule. This, in return, reduces the out of pocket expense for the patient.
Do you take state provided insurance?
We take Mass Health Standard pediatric patients. If you are unsure of which plan your child has, we can look that up for you.
Are you taking new patients?