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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

Everyone knows that they need to brush and floss their teeth, but the finer points of dentistry are a mystery to most, leaving many patients filled with questions. At My Fredrick Dentist, we’re happy to arm you with the knowledge you need to take great care of you and your family’s smiles. Feel free to ask us a question any time, and we’ll gladly answer it! To get started, you’ll find answers to some of our most popular questions below.

When should I go to the dentist?

You should schedule an appointment with your dentist whenever you experience any problems with your teeth or mouth, such as pain or dysfunction. Beyond that, we recommend attending at least one checkup and cleaning appointment every 6 months so we can take care of any dental issues as early as possible.

Can I bring my child to My Fredrick Dentist?

Yes! We happily treat smiles of all ages, and that includes any little (or not so little!) ones you have at home. We’re capable of helping toddlers, school-aged children, and teens alike, and our team will go above and beyond to ensure your child always has a comfortable visit. We’ll even help younger patients learn about the basics of home dental care so they can form healthy habits as early as possible!

How should I replace my missing teeth?

This answer will differ from patient to patient depending on their specific situation, but in most cases, dental implants are our first recommendation for tooth replacement. In short, they offer the most complete and aesthetically-pleasing solution available today, and with minimal maintenance, they can easily last for decades on end. To learn more about dental implants and how we can use them to rebuild your smile, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Can I straighten my teeth without getting metal braces?

Thanks to Invisalign, yes you can! Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign patients just have to wear a series of clear plastic aligner trays to correct their crooked and crowded teeth. They practically disappear when worn on the teeth, and you can take them off whenever you want to eat or brush. Better yet, treatment time with Invisalign tends to be much shorter than traditional braces as well! Want to see if this treatment would be a good fit for you? If so, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

My Fredrick Dentist is in-network with many, many PPO dental insurance plans, so in all likelihood, yes! You can view a complete list of plans we accept here. If you have any questions about how we can use your specific plan to help you save at your next visit, we’d be happy to answer them, so contact us today.

Is there a way I can save on my dental care even if I don’t have insurance?

Yes. Patients without insurance can redeem one of our special offers or sign up for our Membership Club. To join, you just pay one low annual fee, and then your basic dental care is covered for the entire year. You’ll also gain access to discounts on all other treatments in addition to several other benefits. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t! You can learn more and sign up by giving us a call today.