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Smile Time Difference!
Elk Grove General Dentistry
Smile Time Dental is focused on fostering cooperative relationships with patients focusing on a preventative dental program that will help to preserve natural dentition and prevent the development, progress and re occurrence of dental conditions.
Prevention programs include continuing care through regular exams, cleanings and x-rays. These services help patients to avoid serious and costly dental work in the future, and helps to create healthy, confident smiles.
With our team of excellent dental care providers, Smile Time Dental strives to deliver excellent personalized care and services for the whole family. We ensure everyone is treated like a member of the family and receives the best care for their individual needs
Special attention is given to treating children, as their dentition is continually changing. Smile Time Dental strives to monitor the growth and development of your young ones, as well as educate parents on diet, environmental factors and systemic problems that may affect your child’s long-term dental health.
Visits to the dentist don’t have to be stressful. Smile Time Dental strives to make patients as comfortable as possible and even has options for lite nitrous oxide sedation. Additionally, the Smile Time Dental office boasts leading dental technology, such as non-invasive ultrasonic dental cleanings, laser periodontal therapy and same day CEREC crowns.
Elk Grove General Dentistry FAQ
Q: DOES MY INSURANCE COVER ME?
A: Smile Time Dental takes most dental insurances. However, each insurance and their coverage is unique. Smile Time will gladly contact your insurance to see if they will assist in the payment of your dental care. Please give our office a call and we would be happy to determine your insurance coverage and financial options.
Q: I DON’T HAVE INSURANCE, HOW CAN I GET DENTAL CARE?
A:We understand that not everyone has dental insurance, but that shouldn’t keep you from getting the care you need. We want to make dental care financially comfortable, so that expense doesn’t hold you back from having a healthy smile. Our offices have the following payment options: cash, checks and most credit cards, as well as third-party financing through Care Credit. We also offer prepayment courtesy (savings) for proposed treatment plans. Please give our office a call and we would be happy to setup a consult to discuss your financial options.
Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU VISIT THE DENTIST?
A: While bi-annual exams and cleanings are what is generally expected, the American Dental Association (ADA) reminds patients that the frequency of a person’s dental care should be determined by their dentist, based on their dental health and need. Bi-annual exams help to monitor changes in dental health, while cleanings keep gums and teeth healthy by removing any excess tartar or plaque build-up.
Q: WHAT CAUSES CAVITIES?
A: Teeth are covered in a hard enamel layer and when that layer is damaged or weakened, small openings or holes can develop. Cavities, or tooth decay, develop inside these small openings, growing larger if not addressed. If cavities are not prevented or maintained, teeth structure can be compromised, creating health risks, pain or even loss of teeth.
Q: DO I REALLY NEED X-RAYS?
A: X-rays are used to look beyond the outer layer of your tooth, to help diagnose dental decay or trauma that may not be visible by just looking at the tooth. Your dentist will determine the frequency of dental x-rays, as it depends on a person’s current dental and medical health. Some patients require x-rays every visit, while others may only need x-rays once a year.