Everyone should go to a dentist at least once a year for a cleaning and check up, but a lot of us keep putting that off. Finding a dentist in Providence may seem like a daunting task. It isn’t so difficult. The first place you’ll want to go is to family and friends for recommendations. They will give you the most complete picture of how their dentists work – good and bad. If you don’t have friends or family with referrals to good dentists, the next place to look is in the phone book. When you’re cold-calling dental offices, you will want to have questions to ask.
How long have they been in business? Are they members of any trade or business organizations? Do they have an oral surgeon in the practice? Do they do orthodontics? Do they do cosmetic dentistry? Are they accepting new patients? Will they work with your insurance company?
First there is basic dentistry. You go in and a technician cleans your teeth for you. Then you are sent for dental x-rays. Finally the dentist will look at the x-rays and into your mouth and give you the good or bad news. You will want to make sure you know what your insurance will pay for fillings or crowns.
Next there is orthodontia. There are several ways of doing it. The standard metal braces that we all think of when we think of braces are but one option. Braces can be put on the inside of teeth instead of the outside. Invisalign trays gently move the teeth into a prettier position.
Finally, there is oral surgery. If you need a root canal or have a problem with your gums, often times an oral surgeon will be able to take care of those situations.
Additionally, there are tooth whitening services. Newport Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers a series of tooth whitening options. There are hydrogen peroxide mouth pieces that then have broad spectrum light focused on them to whiten your smile. There is also the option of veneers – new “teeth” put over your old teeth.
Family dentistry caters to the very brave and the very afraid and everyone in between. You should visit your dentist at least once a year to keep your teeth happy and therefore your body happy. A good deal of a person’s health comes from clean gums and teeth.
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