Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions
At Clear Coast Dental, helping patients feel confident and well-informed is really important to our team. We’ve taken the time to compile several of the questions we receive most often below, as well as their answers. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, you can always contact us directly in New Bedford, MA too. We’d be happy to discuss it with you.
How often should I be visiting the Dental office?
We strongly encourage patients of all ages to schedule a professional checkup and cleaning at least twice every calendar year. Even if you take excellent care of your teeth at home, problems can develop in sneaky ways over time. These appointments will give our doctors the valuable opportunity to catch concerning symptoms in their infancy and hopefully prevent major damage from occurring in the first place!
Do you see dental emergencies?
Absolutely. If you or a family member is experiencing urgent symptoms like severe oral pain or a traumatic dental injury, don’t hesitate to contact us in New Bedford – even if you’re brand-new to the dental office! We make time for emergencies as soon as possible and can even accommodate patients on the same day as their initial call in most cases.
Do you see children?
Yes! Clear Coast Dental is a family-friendly dental office that has plenty to offer for all age ranges, including smiles that are still growing. Our team members are always gentle and patient with children, helping them feel at ease throughout their visits, and several kid-friendly services are available as well when needed, from protective dental sealants to tooth-colored fillings for tear-free cavity treatment.
My gums bleed when I brush and floss. Should I be worried?
Bleeding is usually not a good sign in any shape or form. If you are seeing blood regularly when you practice oral hygiene at home, that most likely means that periodontal (gum) disease is present. Contact Clear Coast Dental and schedule an appointment right away – we can help you revitalize your smile’s wellbeing!
Can you improve the way my smile looks?
Yes. Our comprehensive menu of services features several cosmetic options that are specifically meant to elevate the appearance and confidence of your teeth, from professional teeth whitening to metal-free restorative work to Invisalign! We can even help you eliminate fine lines and wrinkles around your smile with the transformative power of Botox and Juvederm. During your first appointment, our dentists will be happy to help you explore these services in greater detail and determine which ones are the best fit for your unique goals.
Are you open on weekends?
We are! Appointment times are available from 8:00am to 12:00pm on Saturdays, and you can contact us today to reserve a slot. We are happy to offer this extra flexibility to big families and professional adults who can’t miss school and work.
Do you take dental insurance?
Our dental office is in-network with multiple major dental insurances, including Altus, BCBS, and Delta Dental. We’re also happy to file claims for most other plans in order to maximize benefits for our deserving patients. To learn more about your financial options, visit our new patients page or contact us directly in New Bedford.