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Frequently Asked Dental Questions - North Grafton, MA

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If you have a question about dental care, you’ll find plenty of information online, but how much of it actually applies to your situation? Probably very little! Fortunately, the personalized information you need is easily available here at Theroux Dental Associates. You’re always welcome to give us a call and ask whatever is on your mind. But first, be sure to read our responses to some of our most popular questions below.

How often should I get a checkup and cleaning?

At least twice a year. This is often enough that our team is able to spot most dental problems during their earliest stages and take care of them quickly, plus we can remove plaque and tartar from your mouth to stop cavities before they even begin.

How long will it take to fix my tooth?

In most cases, probably just one appointment! We can place a tooth-colored filling in about an hour, and CEREC technology allows us to provide same-day crowns to quickly repair severe decay or trauma.

What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

You should always go to a dental professional if you’re thinking about whitening your teeth. Most store-bought products are too weak to deliver the results they promise, and misusing them can potentially damage your enamel. At Theroux Dental Associates, we offer Zoom! Whitening, which can lift deep stains and easily make your smile six to eight shades lighter, often in just a single appointment.

When should my child visit the dentist for the first time?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child should see a dentist as soon as their first tooth appears, or no later than their first birthday. After this initial exam, regular checkups and cleanings typically should begin around age 2.

How long will it take to replace my tooth/teeth?

The answer to this question depends on several factors, namely how many teeth you are missing, the current state of your oral health, and which replacement you choose. A denture can be designed and fitted in a matter of weeks, while dental implants usually take a few months to place and restore. To give you a much more detailed timeline, we recommend coming to see us for an in-person consultation.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Theroux Dental Associates accepts most traditional dental insurance plans, and we will even file your claims for you, but we do NOT accept any HMOs at this time. To learn more about how we could use your plan to help you save, contact us today.