Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Moorestown, NJ

We’ve Got the Answers to Your Dental-Related Questions

Do you have questions about any of the dental services we offer or dental insurance coverage? Our team is here to help you get the information you need to make the best decisions for your smile. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked dental questions we receive from our patients along with our answers. If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, please give us a call!

How long will it take to brighten my smile with teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist?

We offer take-home and in-office teeth whitening that’s fast, cost-effective, and provides virtually guaranteed results. In-office treatment typically can brighten your smile multiple shades within a single, hour-long visit, while our take-home kits can offer the same results within two weeks of use.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency like a toothache, knocked-out tooth, or broken restoration, give our Moorestown dental office a call immediately. We offer same-day emergency dental visits so we can get you out of pain and restore your oral health.

Can dental sealants keep my child from getting cavities?

Dental sealants are an excellent preventive measure for children who have worn tooth enamel or regularly get cavities. The treatment is painless and quick—all we do is brush a clear sealant over the biting surface of their molars and harden it, keeping food debris and plaque from settling in their nooks and crannies. This will also make brushing more effective by creating a smoother surface.

Will dental insurance cover the cost of dental implants?

While dental insurance may cover the cost for certain parts of your dental implant treatment, like the creation of your prosthetics, it often doesn’t cover the surgery. However, it’s important to keep in mind that every plan is different. The best way to tell whether your benefits will cover your treatment is to reach out to your insurance provider directly. If you’d like, our team can also aid in this process!

How do I know if I have gum disease?

Gum disease can display many different symptoms depending on the severity of the condition. Here are some common signs that our team will look out for at your routine checkups and cleanings:

  • Inflamed or red gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing
  • Gum recession that makes the teeth appear longer
  • Loose teeth
  • Lost permanent teeth as a result of bone deterioration