Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are Regular Dental Cleanings Necessary?
Here at Link Dental, your general and cosmetic dentist in Centennial, CO, we know how busy life can be. Fitting a dental appointment into a busy schedule can feel like a hassle, but it’s worth it. Brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing daily will keep many oral health problems away; however, it’s not a complete guarantee. Scheduling regular cleanings at Link Dental is highly recommended to maintain proper oral hygiene and catch problems before they become costly and painful.
2. Do I Need to See a Dentist in Centennial Even If My Teeth Feel Fine?
It’s very important to schedule regular cleanings here at Link Dental. Dr. Link can make a recommendation on you how often you should be coming in to best suit your dental health needs. Not all dental problems have obvious symptoms at first. Not only can we identify problems before they become painful and expensive, but we can also help to keep your smile looking fantastic. We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your smile. This is why we offer many treatments to help improve patient aesthetics.
3. What’s a Dental Cleaning Like at Link Dental?
At Link Dental, an appointment will include a full oral examination, oral cancer exam, professional X-rays to catch cavities, and a full cleaning by our amazing hygienists. Your cleaning will remove tartar, debris, and plaque from your mouth.
Dr. Link will coordinate with your hygienist and recommend a treatment plan for any problems that are found. We’ll also recommend any aesthetic and cosmetic treatments to improve your smile. Please call our office at (303) 773-8262 to schedule an appointment or for any additional questions.
4. At What Age Should I Bring My Child to See an Adult Dentist?
Professionals throughout the dental industry would recommend the age of twelve to visit an adult dentist. Dr. Link will be able to assess the health of your child’s teeth and make recommendations for things like reducing the risk of decay, and good cleaning techniques.
5. When Should I Change My Toothbrush?
Dr. Link recommends at least every three months. If you’re using an electronic toothbrush, make sure to check the recommendation for the type of toothbrush because you may not have to change the head of the brush as often. Other factors like gum disease might require changing toothbrushes more often. Also, after brushing, it’s very important to wash and rinse your brush out with hot water, then store it upright somewhere it can dry between uses. This will kill germs and bacteria and keep your toothbrush clean.
6. How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?
Gum disease is also called periodontal disease. Plaque and bacteria build up continually in our mouths. When this buildup is not treated in the early stages, it can result in gum disease. Risk factors that increase susceptibility to gum disease include smoking or chewing tobacco, teeth grinding, certain medications, and genetics. Advanced forms of periodontal disease can cause permanent damage in the form of bone and tooth loss. Dr. Link recommends brushing and flossing every day as well as scheduling regular dental appointments as the best way to fight gum disease. Some of the most common signs of periodontal disease are the following:
- Abscessed teeth
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose teeth and/or loss of teeth
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Receding gumline
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call us as soon as possible. You can reach us at (303) 773-8262 or email us to schedule a consultation. Your dental health is our highest concern.
7. Do You Accept Insurance?
Here at Link Dental, we accept some insurance and PPO plans but check with us to make sure yours is included. Call our office at (303) 773-8262 for more information about insurance. Make sure you have your insurance information handy when you call. Also, plan to pay your co-pay or deductible portion at the time of service.
8. What Payment Methods Do You Accept?
For your convenience here at Link Dental, we accept cash, check, cashier’s checks, Visa, Master Card, AmEx, and Discover. If none of these payment methods suits your needs, there is also third-party financing through Care Credit. If you have any more questions regarding payment methods with your general and cosmetic dentist in Centennial, please give us a call at (303) 773-8262 and we’ll do our best to find the right solution for you.