Frequently Asked Questions – Plainview, NY

Educating and Informing Our Dedicated Patients

Want to know how long it takes Neptune to go around the Sun? We have no clue! But, if you’re curious about whether it’s time for your next checkup or if we’ll accept your insurance, you’ve come to the right place! Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions we receive every day. If you have a question that we haven’t answered here, just give us a call today. We’re always happy to make sure you completely understand your care options.

How often should I go to the dentist?

This can vary from person to person, but for the average individual with no pressing dental health problems, they should go to the dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. This will keep their smile looking great as well as help prevent the most common dental issues, such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more.

Do you accept children?

We sure do! We’re happy to treat every member of your family, including the youngest ones! We have just the right combination of specialized treatments and a friendly approach to make sure your child’s smile gets everything it needs as it develops.

Why do I need dental cleanings even if I brush my teeth every day?

Great question! While brushing (and don’t forget flossing!) is absolutely essential to your long-term dental health, your toothbrush simply isn’t able to clean every single part of your teeth. These hard to reach areas can accumulate plaque over time that eventually leads to cavities. With a professional cleaning, we can target these trouble spots and make sure your smile stays protected all year. It also makes your teeth feel porcelain smooth afterward!

How should I replace my missing teeth?

The answer to this depends on a few factors, such as how many teeth you need to be replaced, your dental health, and your budget. We’re happy to offer a variety of reliable restorations, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants. We’re actually able to provide all-inclusive implant care, so no matter what your smile needs to be whole again, you can trust us to have it.

Do you accept dental insurance?

Yes, and we are in-network providers for most major PPO insurance plans. We’ll make it easier than ever to save on your care! To learn how we can use your plan at your next visit, just give us a call with your policy information handy.

How can I save on my dental care if I don’t have insurance?

Our practice is happy to offer our own in-house discount plan that provides similar benefits compared to a traditional insurance plan for a fraction of the cost. For one low annual fee, you’ll have access to free preventive services (like checkups and cleanings) as well as sizeable discounts on many other restorative and cosmetic treatments. We have plans that start at as low as $25 a month!

Do you offer any financing?

We can help you qualify for a low-to-no interest payment plan with CareCredit. With it, the out-of-pocket cost of your care will be broken up into much smaller monthly installments. To find a plan that is suited for your budget, click here.