Q. How often should I see a dentist?
A. The Dentists at Blue Ridge Dental, along with the American Dental Association (ADA), recommend visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and professional cleaning.
Q. What should I expect during my first appointment at Blue Ridge Dental?
A. First, one of our dental team members will compile your medical and dental history. Next, you will be invited to discuss to your dental goals, concerns, fears, and past experiences with us. We will then examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, and take any necessary digital X-rays of your teeth. Upon completion of the exam, we will review your dental profile and create a treatment plan to suit your dental needs and goals. To learn more, visit "first visit".
During regular dental checkups, we will clean and examine your teeth and gums, take any necessary digital X-rays, screen you for oral cancer, discuss and pain or problems you may be experiencing, answer any questions you may have, and make plans for treatment, as needed.
Q. What does “painless dentistry” mean?
A. Painless dentistry is a means of ensuring your total experience in our office is as stress-free and pain-free as possible. We will discuss treatment options that may require no local anesthetic and whenever possible, alleviate pain by the means most comfortable to you.
Q. What if I have a dental emergency?
A. If you are experiencing a dental emergency during or after regular business hours, please call our office right away. We will always do our best to accommodate your needs. For more information, visit "Emergency Info".
Q. Are payment plans available for my dental treatment?
A. Yes. We accept most dental insurance plans and will process your claim for you upon receipt of your co-payment. We accept cash, check, Care Credit, and most major credit cards. Please call our office to learn about the other third party financing options we offer. For more information, visit "Financial and Insurance".
Q. Does Blue Ridge Dental offer Teeth Whitening?
A. There are several methods available for whitening your teeth: in-office, overnight, or daily. One session of in-office whitening generally lasts one and a half to two hours, and you can read or relax during the treatment. For overnight whitening, we make an impression of your teeth and create a mouthguard that fits your bite. Each day you fill the mouthguard with a small amount of bleaching gel and wear it overnight or for a few hours during the day. The overnight whitening process takes approximately two weeks.
Other over-the-counter daily whitening products are available, but it is important to use any whitening product only under the supervision of a dentist. To achieve the whitening results you desire, the Dentists at Blue Ridge Dental, along with the ADA, recommend that you seek the professional advice of a dentist, including examination and diagnosis of the cause of tooth staining or discoloration, before you begin any teeth whitening program. For more information, visit "Teeth Whitening".
Q. What if I have a gap in my teeth, a chipped tooth, or teeth that do not respond to normal teeth whitening methods?
A. We offer a variety of cosmetic dental procedures that can restore or enhance your teeth to look naturally beautiful. For more information, visit "General & Cosmetic Care" or see some of the stunning results from our actual patients in our Smile Gallery.