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Need more information? Read our list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you don’t find the answer there, simply give us a call at (843) 871-9070! We are happy to offer any information regarding our practice, procedures and services.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What age patients do you treat?

We love treating patients of all ages. We offer comprehensive full family care.

When should I bring my child in?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first dental visit be by age 2.

How do I know when it is time to come in for a checkup?

Typically dental recall appointments (checkups) should be scheduled every 6 months. During this visit, a professional cleaning will be performed along with a dental exam and necessary x-rays. This cleaning, exam, and x-ray set will ensure that problems are prevented before they become larger issues.

What can I expect at my first dental appointment?

Your initial visit will consist of a complete oral evaluation and set of x-rays necessary for diagnostic purposes. You will have an opportunity to
discuss with Dr. Beavers any specific concerns you may have. This time opens a line of dialogue for you to express what your needs and wants are for your dental health, and it allows us to plan how we can help you achieve those goals.

What is a veneer?

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit right over the front surface of a tooth, as a false fingernail fits over a nail. Most of the times a natural color ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.

Why would I need a crown?

It’s an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or are weakened by decay or a very large / improper filling. A crown could be used for a
variety of other reasons:

  • To help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place
  • If having a root filling that will need a crown to protect it
  • If having discolored fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth

How can I prevent gum disease?

It is very important to remove food debris from around your teeth and plaque as this will result in stopping your gums from swelling and becoming possibly infected. Tartar can develop if you leave plaque in your teeth, which can only be removed by the hygienist or dentist. Try to keep regular appointments so that your teeth can have a thorough cleaning when needed.

How can I prevent tooth decay in my child?

Tooth decay is mainly caused by not the amount of sugar in the diet, but how often your child eats it or drinks it. The more your child has sugary foods or drinks frequently, the more likely they are to come up with decay. It is, as a result, important to keep sugary foods to mealtimes only. If a snack is given to your child, try to stick to vegetables, fruit (not dried) and cheese. Some processed baby foods contain quite a lot of sugar. Try checking the list of ingredients for the sugar levels. But thorough twice a day brushing, preferably last thing at night, will help to prevent tooth decay.

How do I keep my teeth and gums healthy?

Through a simple routine of cleaning between the teeth, brushing, good eating habits and your regular dental check-ups; your teeth and gums should remain healthy and these are good ways to prevent dental problems. Most people brush regularly, but many don’t clean between their teeth or even have regular dental check-ups. Little changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in the long run. Your dental hygienist or dentist can remove any build-up on your teeth and treat any gum disease that has already come up. But daily dental care is totally up to you, and the main weapons are the toothbrush and cleaning between the teeth.

Do you take my insurance?

We will make every attempt possible to bill your dental services to your insurance company.However, there are times when insurance will not cover a procedure or service. Please contact our office to learn more about your specific policy coverage and our financial policies.

Do you see emergency patients?

We provide emergency care after hours for established patients. If you are a current patient and need assistance, please call our office and follow the instructions to contact us.

What are your office hours?

Our office takes patient appointments:
Monday 7:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am -5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am -5:00pm
Thursday 7:00am-1:00pm

HELPFUL LINKS

American Dental Association: www.ADA.org

Academy of General Dentistry: www.AGD.org

Colgate Oral Care: www.colgateoralcare.com

Fun and Games: www.kids-world.colgate.com

Nature’s Pearl: http://Naturespearl.com/drbeavers

Resources for Education: www.colgatebsbf.com

Dental Procedures List: www.floss.com