Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Fort Worth, TX

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There is a lot to know when it comes to dentistry, so it’s OK if you have questions! Dr. Buck and our team are always happy to answer them. Below, we’ve gone ahead and responded to a few questions we receive every day, but if there is anything else you’d like to know, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

How often should I visit the dentist?

While this answer can vary from person to person, in general, we recommend that everyone get at least two checkups and cleanings each year. These appointments allow us to remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth as well as keep an eye out for problems so we can take care of them right away.

Should I use a manual or electric toothbrush?

If you have good oral health and like the toothbrush you are using, then there is no need to switch. Both are effective at removing plaque and food particles from the mouth. For young children and those with mobility issues, however, we do recommend electric brushes, as they make it much easier to adequately clean the teeth.

Is flossing really that important?

Despite the slew of news stories that came out a few years ago, yes, flossing is still an essential part of your daily oral hygiene routine. It’s able to clean parts of your teeth that your toothbrush simply can’t reach, which in turn will drastically lower your risk of cavities, gum disease, and even minor issues like bad breath.

How long will it take to fix my tooth?

It depends! If you just have a small cavity, Dr. Buck can likely repair it in a single appointment with a tooth-colored filling. However, if your tooth is severely damaged or decayed, he may need to place a crown over it, which usually takes two appointments from beginning to end.

Will you take my dental insurance?

Most likely yes! We accept a long list of PPO dental insurance plans, and to see how we could use your policy at your next appointment, just give us a call. We’ll go over your benefits with you, answer your questions, and make sure you know exactly how to get the most out of your coverage.

I don’t have dental insurance. How else can I pay for my care?

You can sign up for our in-house membership plan, which offers similar benefits to dental insurance for a lower price, or you can use CareCredit financing to break up your treatment costs into smaller payments. Both have helped countless patients get the care they need while staying on budget, and to learn more about either option, just give us a call.