Hablamos Español .... 3584 Whitney Ave • Hamden, CT, 06518 .... Noi Parliarmo Italiano
Phone: 203-281-1233 • Fax: 203-407-0060

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when it is time to come in for a checkup?
We recommend that patients with good oral health schedule a checkup and hygiene visit twice each year. If you need more frequent visits, we'll let you know. Checkups are important because, even if you don't notice any pain or problems with your teeth, we may find early signs of potential problems. For instance, demineralization is a precursor to decay, oral cancer often goes undetected until the later stages, and gum disease can be very stealthy. At your hygiene appointment, we'll clean plaque, tartar, and hardened food particles from your teeth. We'll also make sure your gums are healthy and strong.

What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?

We are extremely focused on your safety and are very enviornement concious as well. We use state-of-the-art sterilization procedures. We dispose items whenever possible, and we pride ourselves on a clean and neat facility. We follow all OSHA and American Dental Association requirements.

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

This is a sign you may have gingivitis! bleeding gums is a serious problem. It is either indicating the beginning of the destructive process involving the supporting tissue around the tooth or some serious underlying systemic problems. Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on the teeth. These bacteria create toxins that damage the gums.

What are my payment options?

We do not want finances to be a barrier in receiving treatment. To help reduce or eliminate those barriers we:

• Accept most insurance plans and union dental plans

• Are contracted with Delta Dental

• Submit all insurance paperwork for our patients electronically for very fast payment

• Accept flexible spending debit/credit cards

• Accept Visa, Mastercard , Discover and American Express

• Give discounts for full payment

• Offer interest-free financing up to 12 months

• Offer low interest financing for up to 60 months