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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Mankato, MN

Here to Answer All of Your Concerns

Do you have questions about maintaining good oral health, a treatment that we offer, or what you should do during a dental emergency? Our team is here to provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions for your smile, so you can enjoy it for the rest of your life. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions that we receive from our patients for your convenience.

Do you treat children?

Yes! Our team treats patients of all ages, and we offer a variety of kid-friendly treatments, like dental sealants, to help keep their smiles cavity-free. We also offer specialized treatments for little ones as well, such as interceptive orthodontics.

Are dental implants the best tooth replacement option?

Dental implants aren’t always the best option for every patient, depending on their habits, unique needs, and medical history. The best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants in Mankato is to schedule a consultation with our team today.

How many times should I visit the dentist every year?

The American Dental Association, along with our team, recommends visiting the dentist once every six months, or twice a year. These appointments are typically covered by most dental insurance plans at 100 percent, making them a no-brainer to schedule!

How often should I change out my toothbrush?

It’s recommended to change out your toothbrush once every three months, after you get sick, or whenever you notice the bristles beginning to fray. This will prevent gum damage and bacteria accumulation.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

Many patients, especially those who have never had an oral surgery procedure before, are concerned about dental implant surgery. We refer our patients out for this portion of the treatment to receive expert care from oral surgeons that we partner with. They typically will inject a local anesthesia to the area that they’ll be treating before beginning the procedure, so you won’t have to worry about any discomfort.

Is professional teeth whitening safe?

Yes! We utilize products that have been proven to be safe and effective for teeth whitening. Each ingredient in our teeth whitening treatments has been clinically proven, so patients can rest-assured that they’ll receive excellent results without having to take a gamble on their oral health.