FAQs

At Meydenbauer Dental, we combine advanced technology with clinical expertise and genuine concern for your well-being. We have assembled an amazing highly-qualified team of professionals that will see to your every need. With three doctors and 15 team members, you can have confidence that there will always be a familiar face to take care of you.

Regular checkups are important because, even if you are not experiencing any pain or problems with your teeth, there may be potential problems developing. It is best to catch things when they are small. A good example of the importance of early detection is the fact that decay starts as demineralization and can be treated without fillings. Another example relates to gum disease, which can be painless. In the early stages gum disease is reversible, but if left untreated can result in irreversible bone and tooth loss. At your hygiene appointment, we will clean away plaque and tartar from your teeth. We will also teach you the best techniques to use at home to maintain your oral hygiene.

Absolutely. We enjoy creating healthy smiles for patients of any age. As a general dentist office, our preventive, restorative, prosthetic, and cosmetic dental services include treatments suitable for patients of all ages. Some patients may need additional care by dental specialists, in which case we will work closely with our trusted colleagues to provide ideal comprehensive care.

Pediatricians and dentists recommend a child's first dental visit at age one. The first visit is to establish a "dental home" for your child, and helps us to focus on prevention, guidance, and early detection and treatment of dental diseases that will protect your child's smile now and in the future. New environments can be intimidating for some children, so during our initial exam our staff encourages parents to sit chair-side. As your child becomes familiar with the sights, sounds, and friendly helpers in our dental office, we encourage parents to allow them to demonstrate independence at subsequent visits. Be proud of your child's ability to get in the dental chair on their own and take responsibility for their personal hygiene. They will be proud, too!

YES! Bleeding indicates inflammation. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We will consult with you on the proper toothbrushing and flossing techniques for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend an additional hygiene treatment and/or more frequent hygiene recall appointments to stop the disease from progressing and return your gums to good health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults, and it has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can escalate to create significant damage to your health, so call for an assessment now. We will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!

At your checkup, we can look for the cause of your bad breath, also known as halitosis. Some patients suffer from bad breath due to tooth decay, gum disease, or bacteria on your tongue or tonsils. With modern procedures and products to promote fresh breath, our team can help you regain your confidence!

Our services page is a great resource for learning about dental procedures. If you have questions about these or other dental procedures, don't hesitate to call us. We would be happy to explain any aspect of your dental care.

Our dentists – and our team – take more than the state's requirement for continuing education each year. We also read trade journals, attend professional association meetings, and do everything we can to keep in tune with the latest developments in general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as dental technology. We are passionate about our careers, so we enjoy soaking up new information on our profession, then sharing it with you!

Yes, and thank you for your confidence. We appreciate your referrals and promise to extend the same comprehensive, caring service to your friends, family members, and co-workers that we give you every time you visit.

We understand that dental insurance is confusing, but we make every effort to help you interact with your insurance company and human resources department. Please bring your insurance information to our office, or call to speak with our friendly insurance coordinator. Remember that we are experts at providing dental care for you and this is our primary purpose. Our relationship is with you, not your insurance company. We file your claim as a courtesy to you. Ultimately, you are responsible for payment for any services provided. We do our best to ESTIMATE what your insurance benefit will be, but with thousands of insurance plans changing yearly, we do not always know what insurance benefit you will receive.