Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Clifton, NJ

Learning More About Dental Care

If there’s anything you’re uncertain about when it comes to your smile or our dental services, our team is here to help! Give us a call to let our team members know what’s on your mind; you can also speak to one of our knowledgeable dental experts by scheduling a consultation. We want to make things convenient for you, so before reaching out, you can check to see if your question has been answered on this page.

How Often Should I See the Dentist?

A checkup and cleaning every six months is typically enough to protect your smile from tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. If we do find evidence of a problem, we can treat it while it’s still small.

Can I Straighten My Teeth Without Braces?

Our practice can offer Invisalign aligners to help you straighten your teeth. The aligners are made out of a clear plastic that’s far more discreet than metal braces, letting you complete the treatment without having to worry about your appearance.

Do Missing Teeth Have to Be Replaced?

Yes, you should have missing teeth replaced as soon as possible. The empty space can make it difficult to speak or chew, and the longer your teeth are missing, the more likely you are to suffer bone loss in the jaw or problems like dental drift. Get in touch with us quickly so that we can discuss implants and other ways to replace your teeth.

What Does It Mean If My Gums are Bleeding?

Gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss are a common symptom of gum disease. Since gum disease can have some very dangerous consequences if it reaches its more advanced stages, we recommend that you schedule a periodontal appointment at our office as soon as possible.

Is a Toothache a Dental Emergency?

There are various kinds of tooth pain, but more often than not a toothache is the result of decay or infection, which is definitely an emergency. We recommend that you call our office immediately if you have any kind of tooth pain; the sooner we can make an appointment to diagnose and treat your tooth, the more likely it is we’ll be able to stop your pain while avoiding permanent damage.

Do You Take My Insurance?

We are in-network with many insurance companies. Please give us a call with your insurance information on hand if you’d like to confirm the kind of coverage you can expect.