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Dental Cleaning

What is a deep cleaning?

A deep cleaning and a regular cleaning may sound similar, but they’re actually very different. Deep cleanings are enhanced cleanings in which the dental hygienist cleans both above and below the gum line to remove hard tartar buildup off the tooth’s root surface. Removing the bacteria-filled, cement-like tartar off of the tooth structure prevents further bone loss and helps the gums reattach to the tooth. Deeper cleanings are also performed when gum disease is present to help prevent the disease from spreading.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

Maintain a healthy smile that represents the best you! You can expect to book a cleaning twice a year, or every six months. If we feel you should see us more often, we’ll recommend a tailored cleaning schedule. Keeping up with your regular cleanings helps prevent gum disease, brightens your teeth, and freshens your breath for an overall happier, healthier smile!

Are dental cleanings covered by insurance?

Yes, most dental insurance plans will cover two preventive care visits at 80% to 100%, depending on your coverage. Preventive care includes services such as teeth cleanings, dental X-rays, dental exams, and dental sealants. Our office will confirm your benefits during your visit and help you make the most of your insurance.

How often should I see the dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly preventive dental visits. This gives your dentist the chance to monitor changes in your oral health, provide timely treatment recommendations, and overall work to prevent concerns before they arise. If you need further visits to begin or complete treatment, we will help you schedule your subsequent appointments at your earliest convenience so you can get that taken care of as soon as possible.

Do dental cleanings hurt?

Generally, no! Getting your teeth cleaned is a very comfortable experience. Our hygiene team takes their time and uses a gentle approach to make sure you feel relaxed and pain-free. Patients who have tender gums or are living with gingivitis (gum disease) may experience some discomfort, but we will do everything we can to mitigate any pain you may feel.

Dental Implants

What happens if I don’t get an implant?

Missing teeth make it difficult to properly eat your food, leading to digestive problems and nutritional deficiencies. After you lose a tooth, your jaw will also begin to shrink, which will cause your facial muscles to sag.

Do you offer financing?

Yes, we do! Our office has partnered with CareCredit to provide you with affordable loans that you can pay back on a monthly basis. That way you get the care you need now and back as you go! We also offer interest-free in-house payment plans to help you cover the cost of your care.

How many appointments will it take to get implants?

You will visit our office 3-4 times during your dental implant treatment experience. The full process includes your initial consultation, treatment planning, surgery, and follow-ups to check on your progress.

Do implants hurt?

Getting an implant involves a minor surgical procedure, during which your dentist will insert the implants into your jawbone. Be sure to follow the post-operative care instructions we provide you with to ensure a comfortable recovery.


Do I need to see an emergency dentist?

It’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible when you experience a dental injury, infection, or other emergency condition. Delaying care will prolong your symptoms, and may even cause your condition to worsen. Be sure to seek assistance from a trained dental professional as soon as possible.

Is an emergency dental exam expensive?

The total cost of your treatment will depend on your case and unique needs. That said, we do everything we can to offer affordable dental care at transparent prices, including all emergency services. We also offer flexible financing options to help you cover all out-of-pocket expenses.

Can you see me today?

We do everything we can to see you! That’s why we try to fit in same-day appointments to get you in as quickly as possible. Walk-ins are accepted as scheduling permits. We can’t guarantee appointment times, so be sure to call us in case of an accident or emergency.

Should I go to the ER for a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies can sometimes be frightening and we understand your first instinct may be to go to the hospital. But unless you’re experiencing severe symptoms of uncontrolled bleeding or swelling, you should contact your local dentist right away.


What does Invisalign treat?

Invisalign is designed to treat a full spectrum of orthodontic cases in patients of all ages, including adults, teens, and children with all their permanent teeth. Cases include overbites, underbites, underbites, crossbites, gaps between teeth, open bites, crowded teeth, and crooked teeth. Book a consultation today to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your child.

How long does Invisalign take?

Your total treatment time depends on your unique smile. Depending on the complexity of your case, you may complete your treatment in 6-12 months. Patients generally begin to see results within weeks of beginning treatment will proper use, so be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions.

Is Invisalign covered by insurance?

If your dental insurance includes orthodontic coverage, they may cover a portion of your Invisalign treatment. Insurance coverage varies, so be to talk to our office about your insurance benefits during your visit. We will confirm your benefits and try to help you maximize your coverage to get the treatment you need.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The total cost of your Invisalign treatment will depend on your case. However, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces and can be covered by dental financing. Be sure to talk to us during your appointment for a complete breakdown of all payment options, including interest-free in-house payment plans and third-party financing.

Teeth Whitening

Can I see my results right away?

Yes, your whitening results are visible right away following your treatment. You will be able to enjoy your smile as soon as you leave our office.

How long does Zoom! whitening last?

You can expect your results to last 12-24 months. Your dentist may recommend touchup treatments as needed to maintain the longevity of your results and keep your smile bright for many years to come.

Why are my teeth stained?

Over time, your teeth can start to look dull or yellow, leading to a loss of confidence in your smile. Coffee, tea, wine, tobacco, and acidic foods can dull your tooth enamel. The aging process can also contribute to an overall dimming of your smile by making your teeth look darker. With proper whitening treatment, your dentist can reverse yellowing and staining for a more confident and youthful smile.

Does teeth whitening work on crowns, veneers, or fillings?

Unfortunately, no. Teeth bleaching treatments are formulated to work on your natural enamel. The whitening gels can’t penetrate the porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin used in restorations, which can lead to uneven results. If you have extensive dental work, your dentist will discuss alternatives to whitening that will give you the results you’re looking for.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is regarded as a very safe and common procedure. Our team uses the highest quality bleaching formulas available for safety and consistency, offering professional-strength whitening gels without causing irritation or damage to your sensitive teeth and gums.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Professional teeth whitening treatment is generally very gentle on your teeth. While the process itself is comfortable, some patients may experience temporary sensitivity in their teeth while following a whitening treatment. Our dentists take every precaution to prevent sensitivity and use specific strategies to ensure your comfort at every step of treatment.


Are veneers permanent?

Veneers are a permanent cosmetic procedure. They need a thin layer of enamel to be removed from your teeth prior to placement and are bonded to the remaining tooth structure. For this reason, only a trained dental professional can make repairs or adjustments to your veneers.

How long do veneers last?

The lifespan of your veneer depends on the type you choose, and your veneers will eventually need to be repaired or replaced just like any other dental work. A set of porcelain veneers will last 10-15 years or more, which is why we recommend it to our patients. Composite resin veneers will last between 5-10 and will need to be repaired or replaced sooner than porcelain veneers.

Do veneers hurt?

Generally, no. Patients who receive 2-4 veneers typically experience no discomfort. However, patients who receive eight or more veneers may experience some sensitivity or tenderness in the gums. Your dentist will take every precaution during your veneer preparation and administer local anesthetic or sedation as needed to ensure your comfort.

How long does it take to get veneers?

On average, you can expect the process of getting your veneers to take 3-4 weeks. You’ll visit our office 2-3 times during this time, from your initial consultation to the final fitting and application.

What kind of veneers can I get?

We offer high-quality veneers made from porcelain and composite resin. Each material is chosen for its strength, durability, and lifelike appearance.

Love your smile at Centerpoint Dental.