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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

Most of our patients have a lot of questions about their dental care when they come to see us, and we’re always happy to answer them! Below, we’ve already answered some of our most popular FAQs, but if there is anything else you’d like to know, be sure to give us a call anytime!

Why do I need dental cleanings even if I brush/floss every day?

Great question! While daily brushing and flossing are essential, your tools at home simply aren’t able to remove harmful plaque and tartar from every corner of your mouth, which can lead to cavities and infection. Our hygienists have special tools to clean these trouble spots, however, ensuring your smile stays perfectly healthy year after year.

Can I bring my child to OC Dental Studio?

Yes! Dr. Comfort and the rest of our team are happy to treat children of all ages, so if you have any growing smiles at home, they’re more than welcome to come experience our friendly and comprehensive approach to dental care.

One of my teeth really hurts. What should I do?

A piece of food might just be stuck in-between your teeth, so rinse and floss the area first. If this doesn’t help, call OC Dental Studio immediately. Even minor dental pain could be a sign of a serious infection or injury, but our team will be able to take care of it right away.

Can you get rid of this gap between my front teeth?

Yes! Porcelain veneers can be used to slightly alter the size of your teeth to close the gap, or we can use cosmetic bonding to build up the enamel and sculpt the perfect look. Both treatments are proven to deliver beautiful results, and you can learn which one would be best for you by giving us a call.

Do store bought teeth whitening treatments really work?

If by work you mean “barely lighten the teeth in a way no one will notice.” If you’re looking to make your smile six, seven, or even eight shades brighter, professional teeth whitening is the only way to do it. At OC Dental Studio, you can get a quick in-office treatment or even use one of our own custom-made take-home kits. Either way, the result will be a shining set of teeth you’ll love to show off!

Will you take my dental insurance?

In all likelihood, yes! We accept the majority of PPO dental insurance plans and welcome all out-of-network plans as well. Give us a call today so we can go over how we can use your specific policy to help you save at your next appointment.

I don’t have dental insurance. What else can I do to save on my care?

You can sign up for our In-Office Membership Plan! For one low, flat fee, you can cover your checkups and cleanings for the entire year as well as receive large discounts on a wide variety of cosmetic/restorative services. There are no deductibles, annual maximums, or waiting periods. Basically, it offers all of the perks of insurance without any of the drawbacks!

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