FAQ

FAQ2020-09-09T20:13:24+00:00
How Can Smiles Be Improved?2020-03-03T13:22:57+00:00

Stiles Dental Care offers a wide range of services and products that can help brighten your smile. Our most comprehensive tool is our smile makeover plan, which scans your teeth and transforms them before your eyes. You will see what your smile could look like, and we will help outline the path that you will need to take to get there.

Some treatments to improve smiles include whitening, bonding, veneers, Invisalign, implant restoration, bridges and crowns, and much more.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?2020-03-03T13:22:14+00:00

Dental emergencies can include cracking, breaking, or losing a tooth. In this case, try to locate your tooth or tooth fragment, wash it off, and transport it to our office in a glass of milk or inside your cheek to keep it alive. There is a chance that we could reattach or repair it.

If you’re not sure if you’re undergoing an emergency, err on the side of caution — call our office!

Does Stiles Dental Care Help in Dental Emergencies?2020-03-03T13:21:38+00:00

Yes — Stiles Dental Care is proud to offer our expert assistance in the case of an emergency. Emergencies don’t wait for regular office hours. Call us as soon as you can — we’re here for you in every emergency case.

How Painful Are Root Canals?2020-03-03T13:21:02+00:00

Just the term “root canal” can send shudders up a spine, but it’s a misconception that these restorative treatments are painful. The pain comes from not treating it, and a root canal actually relieves the infection that causes the pain. With advances in anesthesia and modern dentistry, you can expect to be as comfortable during a root canal as you are during a regular filling.

What Happens During a Filling?2020-03-03T13:20:19+00:00

If you have tooth decay present in one of your teeth that requires a filling, we will use tooth-colored material to clear out and fill in the tooth, protecting it from further decay. This means that even while your tooth will be protected, it will also look like your original, natural tooth — right down to the color of your filling.

What Should Patients Who Haven’t Been to the Dentist for a While Do?2020-08-25T19:56:18+00:00

The most important thing you can do is to get yourself scheduled with us as soon as possible. It’s never too late to start getting your teeth back into shape. Don’t be surprised if we find you need some restorative work done. We will make sure you understand every step that must be taken as we prioritize your care.

What Should Patients Be Doing in Between Appointments?2020-03-03T13:19:01+00:00

Attending your regularly scheduled checkups is important. But it’s just as important for you to do all that you can to maintain your oral health when you aren’t in the dental chair.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, particularly after eating to clear debris and flush out sugar. The bacteria that occurs naturally in your mouth love to eat sugar. Afterward, they produce the bad stuff that causes tooth decay. That’s why it’s important to at least rinse your mouth with water if you are unable to brush after eating.

Flossing is also important to do every day. Even if you find your gums bleeding, at first, stick with it. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.

If you ever have an issue with your teeth or notice changes in your mouth that can’t be explained between regular appointments, don’t hesitate to contact Stiles Dental Care — we’ll get it checked out.

What Does Insurance Cover at the Dentist?2020-03-03T13:18:21+00:00

In short, every insurance plan is different — just like every smile is different! What is covered for one person might not be covered for another, and there are a significant amount of people who do not have dental coverage through their insurance plans.

Broadly speaking, insurance plans that do include dental coverage offer assistance and coverage for your regular cleaning and exams, and could provide help in some treatments.

Your best bet is to let our team touch base with your insurance provider so we can help you determine what costs you might be responsible for when you visit our office.

How Often Should Patients Go to the Dentist?2020-03-03T13:17:26+00:00

For our regular patients, the team would typically like to see you in the office twice each year for regular exams and cleaning. It’s important to stick with these appointments, as we do a deep and thorough cleaning that simply isn’t possible at home. Exams are also designed to detect any issues early. The earlier we identify a problem, the sooner we can address it.

If you are a periodontal patient, or if you have any treatments that must be completed, we may want to see you more frequently than once every six months.

Do you have a question that wasn’t listed here? Call our office today at (609) 726-5469 — we’d be glad to get it answered for you.

“The quality of knowledge, care and experience you receive from Dr. Stiles and his entire staff is second to none. From the moment you walk into the office till the moment you leave, you are made to feel that you are the most important patient there.”

Sheri T.

“I have been going to see Dr. Stiles and his staff since I was a little girl. In all the years that I have been a patient, I have never had a back experience, have always received the best treatment, and am always treated like family.”

Monique B.

“I just had my first dentist app that with Dr. Stiles and his staff. They were very thorough and detailed. They took the time and attention throughout my visit. I would highly recommend for dental care.”

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