At Carson Dental, we understand there are many questions regarding your dental care. So we’ve gathered a comprehensive FAQ to help with any questions you may have. If you don’t see your questions answered here, please reach out to us and we’d be happy to assist!
1. What services do you provide?
2. What payment options are available?
We accept cash, debit, major credit cards, checks, cashier checks, Apple Pay, and Google Pay
3. Do you have financing options?
We accept financing options through Cherry and Care Credit.
4. What should I bring to my first appointment?
Your ID and insurance card.
5. How often should I visit the dentist for a checkup?
The answer to this will depend on your overall oral health and risk of oral diseases. Most dental insurance companies recommend visiting your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and oral exam. However, some patients may need to see a dentist more or less often ranging from three to six months each year. Children should have a check-up with their dentist every six months.
6. What can I do at home to prevent cavities or gum disease?
Brush twice daily and floss once daily. Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride and avoid eating sweet or starchy snacks between meals. Change your toothbrush every 3 months or after a cold or flu.
7. When should I take my child to their first dental visit?
Children should visit the dentist by age 1 or within six months after they get their first tooth, whichever one is first. Babies tend to get their first tooth around 6 months. Scheduling that first dental visit right around their first birthday is the most common.
8. Can I request an appointment on your website, or should I call?
You are welcome to request an appointment on our website, or if you feel more comfortable speaking to someone over the phone, our staff is happy to help schedule an appointment.
9. I haven’t visited a dentist in a long time, what should I expect?
You will have an initial exam and X-ray, and possibly a cleaning. You may encounter new technology that wasn’t available the last time you visited a dental office. After your initial checkup appointment, you may need additional dental work. If you are visiting the dentist due to severe pain, you may need to have emergency dental treatment to treat your affected area of pain.
10.What insurance do you take?
PPO plans, Most HMO plans, regular Denti-Cal, Government HMO plans and Emergency Denti-Cal