1. How do I know when it is time to come in for a checkup?
We recommend that patients with good oral health schedule a checkup and hygiene visit twice each year. If you need more frequent visits, we’ll let you know. Checkups are important because, even if you don’t notice any pain or problems with your teeth, we may find signs of potential problems. For instance, demineralization is a precursor to decay, oral cancer often goes undetected until the later stages, and gum disease can be very stealthy. At your hygiene appointment, we’ll clean plaque, tartar, and hardened food particles from your teeth. We’ll also make sure your gums are healthy and strong.
2. I do not like drills. Are there any other options?
For patients who don’t like the sounds during treatment, we can offer sedation dentistry, which will calm your anxiety and allow you to relax.
3. What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
We follow strict guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and OSHA. Our practices include sterilizing reusable instruments in an autoclave, then sealing them for the next use; disinfecting treatment rooms between patient visits; and using disposable products when possible. We always wear disposable gloves during exams and treatment, for your safety.
4. Crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays, and partials…Where can I learn more about these procedures?
You can also review our Restorative Services page for more information. If you have questions about these or other dental procedures, don’t hesitate to call us. We would be happy to explain any aspect of your dental care or our service offerings.
5. What are crowns in one visit?
With innovative CEREC technology, we can create custom crowns, inlays, and onlays in about an hour. This means that in just one visit, you can get a custom-made, all-white, reliable restoration. No temporary. No follow-up visit. It’s that simple.
6. Do you refer patients to specialists?
While we are trained and equipped to handle many dental issues in our office, when a specialist would better serve you, we’ll make a referral. Some dental specialists are oral surgeons, periodontists (supporting structures), endodontists (internal tooth problems), orthodontists (for moving teeth), and pedodontists (for children). We refer to only trusted professionals with whom we have a good rapport.
7. Does your practice see emergency cases?
Yes. We will see emergency cases during regular business hours. After hours, we offer a phone number when you call our main line, so you can contact our dentist on call.
8. Do you accept dental insurance?
Dental care can get expensive, so we help patients maximize their insurance benefits. As a courtesy, we will file claims electronically and accept assignment of benefits. Please call our office with any questions.
9. What payment methods do you accept, and what are your financing options?
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, and major credit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Third-party financing is available through CareCredit for qualified applicants.
10. Do you take new patients and accept referrals?
Yes to both, and thank you for your confidence. We appreciate your referrals and promise to extend the same comprehensive, caring service to your friends and coworkers that we give you every time you visit.
Let us reveal your smile’s full potential. Call our dental office and reserve your personal consultation. For over 10 years, our patients have trusted us to provide leading-edge, affordable dental care. From our New Smyrna Beach location, Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Watson welcome residents of Port Orange, Daytona Beach, Edgewater, Ormond Beach, Oak Hill, and the surrounding areas.