Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize that many new patients have questions about our office, the services we offer and our normal procedures. We have attempted to answer some of the most commonly asked questions below, but we invite you to contact us with any other concerns you may have.

What should I expect at my first visit to your office?

Your first visit to our office will consist of a comprehensive dental consultation and examination. We will make an assessment of the health of your teeth and gums, as well as the maxillofacial structure of your mouth. Many of our patients also receive x-rays as a means of detecting potential oral health problems and developing a plan for treatment. We will respect your time and do our best to ensure your visit is fast, friendly and effective.

What types of payments do you accept?

At Wine Country Family Dental, we believe that quality dental care should be accessible for every family. That is why we offer a variety of payment options, including cash, personal check, debit cards and each of the major credit cards. We also accept most insurance plans – call us to find out if we accept yours. Be sure to ask about special offers for union members, teachers and military service members.

What type of office atmosphere should I expect?

The comfort of our patients is of utmost importance. We have equipped our office with deluxe amenities, including treatment room iPads and TVs. Our patients also enjoy complimentary coffee and juice in the waiting area.

I have severely decayed or missing teeth. Is there anything you can do to help?

We believe that everyone has a right to a beautiful, healthy smile. Anyone with one or more missing or severely decayed teeth may benefit from dental implants, which are permanent tooth replacements designed to last a lifetime. For more information about dental implants or to find out if they are right for you, contact our office at your earliest convenience.

My gums have been bleeding when I brush and floss. Should I be concerned?

Yes. Bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease and require the attention of a dentist. Do not stop brushing in areas that are prone to bleeding, but instead spend more time brushing those areas gently after each meal. An in-office deep cleaning and antibiotic treatment can help eliminate bleeding gums and restore oral health.

I know I have cavities, but I don’t want a mouth full of dark-colored fillings. Do I have other options?

It is important to have cavities filled as soon as possible to avoid further decay. We believe that tooth restorations should be equally effective and aesthetically pleasing. That is why we offer composite fillings, which are tooth-colored and inconspicuous.

My crooked teeth are a source of insecurity, but I don’t want to wear braces as an adult. Is there a discreet way of straightening my smile?

At Wine Country Family Dental, we provide orthodontic services to members of the entire family. Many of our adult patients enjoy the benefits of Clear Retainer orthodontics (Invisalign or Clear Correct) for low-key alignment using clear, removable positioners.  We also offer traditional orthodontic braces.