Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Ormond Beach, FL

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How often do I need to visit the dentist?

Patients of all ages benefit from a dental checkup and cleaning every six months. Whether you think you need to visit the dentist or not, regular professional attention is crucial for the prevention and early detection of common dental problems.

What’s the difference between a dentist and a prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who has undergone additional training beyond dental school to specialize in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. With significant education and experience, Dr. Nawrocki provides patients with advanced dental implant care among other important services.

Can I see you in a dental emergency?

Prompt attention following a dental emergency can mean the difference in saving the injured tooth or not. For that reason, Brown & Nawrocki Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry provides urgent dental care as needed. Contact our office as soon as you or a loved one experiences an oral injury, and we will schedule an appointment as soon as is necessary given your situation.

Do you offer dental financing?

We are pleased to offer patients financing options to make paying for dental care as easy and stress-free as possible. Our in-office savings plan allows you to receive certain services for free or heavily discounted in exchange for a small monthly fee. We also work with CareCredit, the third-party financier that breaks up your medical fees into convenient payments.

I’m nervous about visiting the dentist. Can you help?

If nerves are getting in the way of your regular dental care, please ask us about your options in sedation dentistry. With nitrous oxide — aka laughing gas — and oral conscious sedation, we can help you relax your way through your upcoming dental appointment.

Why do my gums bleed when I brush and floss?

Bleeding gums are one of the most common indications of a serious condition that can affect your overall health. If you see blood after you brush or floss, schedule an appointment with us right away. When treated in its earliest stages, gum disease is easy to reverse.

Is cosmetic dentistry right for me?

These days, dentistry isn’t limited to just making sure your smile is healthy. Services in cosmetic dentistry allow your dentist to enhance its overall appearance, too. Consider professional teeth whitening, which erases stains in as little as one visit to our office. Veneers offer more dramatic improvements. Interested? Schedule an appointment to discuss cosmetic dentistry.

What should I expect during my new patient exam?

One of our staff members will compile your medical and dental history during your first visit. We will then examine your teeth, gums and bite, screen you for oral cancer, take necessary X-rays of your teeth and complete a TMJ (temporomandibular or jaw joint) exam. After we review your dental profile, we will discuss a diagnosis, your treatment options and our fees and financing options to help you determine the best plan to fit your needs.

Do you accept dental insurance?

We accept any insurance plan that allows you to choose your own dentist. We will be happy to verify and file your insurance claims as a courtesy to you. Any portion that insurance does not cover is the patient’s responsibility. We do have many financing options available if needed.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We also offer options such as CareCredit, Citi Health or can arrange automatic debiting to help with your financial needs.

Will I have discomfort during my dental procedure?

With the use of the most up to date anesthetics, we do all that we can to assure that our patients have the most comfortable experience possible.

How long will I be numb?

Generally, patients find they are numb for approximately 2-4 hours.

Why do I need fluoride?

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and helps re-mineralize weak or damaged enamel. Fluoride has traditionally been used for children only; however, research now shows a 30% reduction of cavities in adults at risk.

How do I know if dental implants would work for me?

Dental implants are a great option for many patients to replace one or more missing teeth. Check out our seminar schedule for the next implant seminar. You can be evaluated by our dentists to determine your individual needs.