Q: Do you provide dental care for patients covered under a Medicaid plan?

A: No, we do not accept Medicaid at this time.  We do, however, accept most other insurances policies. 

Q:  How long is the first appointment?

A:  Generally speaking, the first appointment should take about one hour.  During this time the hygienist will take x-rays and provide a cleaning.  Dr. Amburgey will also do an oral cancer screaning and discuss any concerns you may have as well as treatment plan any work that may need to be done.  

Q:  Who performs my treatment?

A:  Basic cleanings and preventative care are provided by one of our skilled hygienists.  Restorative work and other dental procedures are provided by Dr. Amburgey.

Q:  Why is visiting the dentist so important?

A:   There is a direct correlation between your dental health and the overall health of your body.  By visiting the dentist regularly and having good oral hygiene at home, many dental problems will be avoided and work can be done early before a larger problem arises.  

Q:  My teeth feel fine; do I still need to see a dentist?

A:  It is important to have regular dental check-ups to ensure healthy teeth and gums.  Your hygienist can remove plaque and tartar that regular brushing cannot remove.  Many issues, when caught early, are easy and painless to fix, and can lead to larger procedures if left unattended.  

Q:  How can I take care of my teeth in between dental checkups?

A:  Our hygienist will discuss good oral hygiene with you at your appointment. 

It is important to brush twice daily for 2 minutes each time, and to floss daily.  Avoid sugary drinks and foods.  Rinse with a flouride rinse if you are especially prone to decay.  

Q:   At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?

A:    We recommend children begin going to the dentist at 2 years of age.  This will get them comfortable with the setting and alleviate any fear that may develop as they get older.  

Q:   When should I change my toothbrush?

A:     We recommend changing toothbrushes every three months or when the bristles begin to show wear.