Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept my insurance?

We file and are in network with most insurances. Do a provider search and if we are not in your network, give us a call and we will join your network.

What can I do about discolored teeth?

Many options are available depending on the extent and cause of your discoloration. Tobacco, advancing age, medications, genetics, trauma, and dental materials are some of the possible causes. We offer at-home whitening, in-office whitening, bonding and veneers to make your smile brighter.

Why do I need a dentist if I have never had a cavity?

Healthy teeth doesn’t mean a healthy mouth. Many adults suffer from a silent disease, which include gum disease and gingivitis. Gum disease causes your gums to recede and loosen your teeth.

What can be done about my sensitive teeth?

There are a variety of reasons why your teeth can become sensitive. Many painless treatment options are available both over-the-counter and in-office. Don’t avoid the warning signs because gum disease can present as sensitive teeth.

Should I wait until I feel pain until going to the dentist?

Pain is usually a sign it’s too late to save a tooth without a root canal or extraction. Also, untreated dental problems have serious consequences on oral and over-all health, which can lead to rapid facial aging.

Why do I need x-rays?

Dental decay, gum disease, and other causes for concern develop under the gum or in between your teeth. These areas can’t be seen without x-rays. We balance the necessity to do a complete exam with your negligible risk associated with radiation exposure. For your protection, we have digital x-rays that use much less radiation than traditional dental x-rays.

When should my child have their first visit?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday. At Bondurant Family Dentistry we recommend no later than your child’s second birthday. Most primary teeth are in by this age and many high risk factors can be discussed and reduced. Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease—five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. Starting dental health early is essential in protecting a healthy smile for a lifetime.

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