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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Health

If you have any questions about dental issues, check out our FAQs below. You can also read about the dental services we provide.If you have any additional questions, please to get in touch with our experts today.

How does the doctor keep up-to-date on all of the current techniques and materials?

Our Doctor takes many hours of continuing dental education each year. Mountainside Dental Group doctors are also a  member of several professional dental organizations that provide continuing education opportunities to members. The members of Mountainside Dental Group’s dental team also take many continuing education classes, and are up-to-date with all their certifications and licenses.

What do I do if I have a dental emergency and the office is closed?

We always have someone available to handle emergencies. In the event of such an emergency, please call our office and talk to the answering service. They will tell you how to contact Mountainside Dental Group or another dentist who is on-call.

How can I safely whiten my teeth?

We offer an at-home option for tooth whitening and can make customized trays for you.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

We usually recommend twice-a-year cleanings for most of our patients. Some people, however, may need more frequent cleanings to remove the decay-causing plaque (bacteria) from their teeth. Your hygienist will talk with you about the cleaning schedule that’s right for you.

What payment options do you offer?

We want to make your dental care affordable for you, so we accept cash, check, many insurance plans, as well as all major credit cards. We also offer financing through Care Credit.

My gums bleed when I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

Yes. Bleeding gums can be a symptom of periodontal (gum) disease. If left untreated, gum disease can cause bone loss and ultimately tooth loss. The bacteria that cause gum disease have also been linked to other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

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