Frequently Asked Questions

Q:   What are dental coverage types?

A:  According to most insurances, dental procedures are broken down into 3 categories:  preventative, basic or restorative, and major.  Since all dental carriers are different, it is important that we help you clarify which dental procedures fall under each specific category.


Q:   How often should I change my toothbrush?

A:   Adults and children should change their toothbrush every 3 months because the become worn out and are not as effective as they once were.  Some electric toothbrushes have very good brush heads that only need to be changed every 6 months.  You should always thoroughly rinse you toothbrush after every use and change it after you have been sick.


Q:   What is dry mouth?

A:  Dry mouth, also known as Xerostomia, is the reduced flow of saliva. Sufficient saliva is needed in the mouth to wash away food debris and reduces plaque by neutralizing the acids that plaque produces.  Gingivitis, gum disease, and severe tooth decay often occur if dry mouth is left untreated.