Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Arlington, TX

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At We Smile Dental of Arlington, our dental team wants all dentistry patients, no matter their age, to have a positive viewpoint of dental care. Whether it is the check-in process, diagnostic imaging, dental treatment planning, procedure, or customer care, it is our goal to create an experience that will lead you to feel confident about placing your oral health in our hands. This is why we’ve compiled frequently asked dental questions from our dentistry patients as well as clear, concise answers, so you can trust that Dr. Atluri is here to help you smile for years to come.

How often should I see a dentist?

The American Dental Association (ADA) and Dr. Atluri recommend that you and your loved ones see a dentist every six months for regular dental checkups and cleanings. This is true even for little ones as young as 6 months or one year. With thorough exams, diagnostic imaging, and careful cleanings, we can mitigate potential problem areas, ensuring that your smile remains healthy and damage-free year after year.

What options do I have if I’m missing a tooth?

Living with tooth loss doesn’t have to be a permanent problem. Instead, you can ask about a dental bridge, denture, or dental implant. All three are viable options that will lead to beautiful, fully functional results. Depending on your preference and budget as well as the state of your oral and overall health, one option may be better than another – a concept Dr. Atluri will discuss with you during your consultation.

Will my cosmetic dentistry results look natural?

Yes! Receiving cosmetic dentistry means providing services that will lead to beautiful, natural results. No matter which type of cosmetic care you receive, you can rest assured that your teeth will look healthy and vibrant, giving you the confidence you need to nail your next job interview, make a good first impression with the future in-laws, or catch the eye of someone special when out with your friends.

Will you see my child?

Yes, we are happy to treat patients as young as six-months-old. Dr. Atluri is a mother herself, which means that she understands the struggles many children can face when it comes to embracing and practicing good oral hygiene. She also understands the difficulties that parents experience in trying to get their children excited about their smiles. Our team will work closely with you while also monitoring your little one’s oral growth and development to ensure positive outcomes.

What should I do if faced with a dental emergency?

The first step you should take when faced with a dental emergency is to call our dental office. A member of our dental team will determine the severity of the issue and recommend that you come in right away or wait a day or two before seeing the dentist. We will always do our best to get you in as quickly as possible, and we’ll happily provide first-aid tips to help manage any pain or additional symptoms at home.

Will you take my dental insurance?

Yes, we are pleased to be in-network with most PPO dental insurance plans. This means that we pre-negotiated fees and services with these insurance companies to ensure you pay the least amount when seeing us for preventive and restorative care. We’ll find ways to maximize your benefits so that you can keep more money in your pocket.

If I am uninsured, how else can I pay for Dental treatment?

Two alternative payment options you can choose from include flexible financing through CareCredit or enrolling in our in-house membership plan. No matter which option you choose, you can feel confident that you’ll remain within your budget while we take better care of your smile.