Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Which insurance options do you accept?

Our office accepts most major dental insurance providers, and we are currently in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Delta Dental. Our team will also work with you to help you file your claim and get the most out of your benefits.

Does your office offer financing options?

We aim to make excellent dentistry affordable for every patient. That is why we are proud to offer multiple financing and payment options, including:

  • Cash
  • CareCredit
  • Checks
  • Credit Cards
Do you use advanced technology for your treatments?

At Wheelock and Associates Dentistry, we are dedicated to giving our patients the best available treatment. Therefore, we’ve invested in some of the most advanced technology in the field. With us, you can look forward to cutting edge dentistry with:

Do you offer oral cancer screenings?

Yes. When it comes to cancer, early detection is key to a positive outcome. We offer oral cancer screening with VELSCOPE® scanning, which allows us to see the earliest signs of cancer that cannot be detected with traditional methods.

Cosmetic Dentistry

What are clear aligners, and are they right for me?

Clear aligners are orthodontic devices that serve the same purpose as traditional metal braces. These are an excellent option for anyone who wants to straighten their smile but does not want to go through the hassle of having metal on their teeth.

Do I need dental bridges?

Dental bridges are fixed restorations that replace one or multiple missing teeth with a row of artificial teeth anchored on either side by crowns or existing teeth. Bridges are the preferred option for people who have lost multiple teeth adjacent to each other.

Can a dental crown fix a cracked tooth?

Dental crowns are devices that look just like a real tooth but are hollowed to fit over a damaged tooth or as the top of an implant. Crowns are commonly used to preserve a damaged tooth and prevent further harm.

How often should I have my teeth professionally whitened?

Professional teeth whitening is the most effective way of restoring the shine of your smile. To get the most out of the treatment and avoid harm to your teeth, we recommend a professional whitening once a year.

General Dentistry

How often should I visit the dentist for a dental cleaning and exam? 

The American Dental Association recommends that you visit a dentist for a complete examination and professional cleaning at least once every six months. This will help prevent serious cases of gum disease and stay on top of potential dental health problems.

What restoration options do you offer?

If you have damaged your smile, our team offers a wide range of options for restorative treatment, including:

Do you offer emergency dentistry services?

Yes. Our team offers emergency dental services on short to no notice for a wide range of dental health emergencies. Please give us a call if you are experiencing severe pain, have lost a tooth, or are in extreme discomfort.

I have a cold sore – can you help me?

If you have a cold or canker sore, we offer an effective solution with laser treatments. The concentrated light beam of the laser can kill off the organisms causing the sore and eliminate the discomfort.

Preventative Dentistry

What can I do about my gum disease?

Your best defense against gum disease is prevention. With regular brushing and flossing, you can avoid gum infections and inflammation. However, if you’ve developed gum disease, our team can help you eliminate the problem with thorough cleanings, scaling, or laser periodontal treatment.

How can I protect my teeth from cavities?

Beyond practicing good oral hygiene at home, we offer several preventative treatments to help you avoid tooth decay, namely using dental sealants.

Can you help me stop snoring?

Snoring is often the result of dental malformations and jaw misalignments. Although certain orthodontic procedures can help, we also provide mouthguards for snoring to help you prevent the effects and let you enjoy a healthy night’s sleep.

I have a child who plays sports – do you have options for tooth protection?

Protecting your teeth at a young age, especially if you play contact sports, is crucial for maintaining your teeth in good condition through adulthood. We can help keep your child’s teeth safe out mouth guards!

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