As payment, we'll accept cash, check, all major credit cards, and your debit card. If you need a little extra time to pay for services, we offer Lending Club, Care Credit, and an in-house payment option for established patients.
When you provide our Office with your benefit details, we will work with your insurance provider to help you receive the maximum reimbursement you are entitled to. A treatment estimate will be given to you before our services are rendered and co-payments will be collected, or secured in a payment option, at the time the appointment is reserved.
If you don't have a Dental network behind you, don't worry. For an annual fee, a preventative care package will allow you to receive the care you need to maintain a healthy smile. If any other services are needed during the year of your enrollment, you will be offered a 15% discount.
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What is the Best Way to Whiten My Teeth?
It’s difficult to find a person who wouldn’t like whiter teeth! Bright and sparkly teeth are attractive and enviable. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, you have many options. From at-home teeth whitening kits to in-office professional procedures, there are several options that can be highly effective. Please make sure to discuss teeth whitening with Dr. Saurer before you begin any type of treatment. She will provide you with guidance and advice that will help you choose the safest and most effective teeth whitening products.
I Have Dental Anxiety. Can You Help Me?
If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are certainly not alone. Many people have a fear of going to the dentist. One of the most important things to remember is that maintaining your oral health is exceedingly important. Your oral health can affect your overall health. By selecting a dentist who is calm and compassionate and who understands how to help you overcome your fears, you should be able to receive the dental care that you need. Call River Park Dental for more information on how we help anxious patients overcome their fear. We have suggestions for relaxation techniques and sedation – both of which should provide you with relief.
Do I Have Sedation Options?
Many dental practices offer sedation to fearful patients – or to patients who do not want to remember or feel their dental procedure. At River Park Dental, we offer several sedation choices – including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation. We want to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed while you’re here! Please call our office for more information about your sedation options and talk with us about the best choice for you.
What are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are made of a clear film that is applied to molars to help prevent the development of decay. Essentially, dental sealants “seal” teeth so they have an extra layer of protection. The material is easily and painlessly applied to the teeth with a brush. Once the material is hard, it will remain in place for up to a year or even more. When sealants eventually wear away, they can be reapplied during a short dental visit.
Can Anything be Done About My Sensitive Teeth?
Tooth sensitivity is a common problem experienced by patients of all ages. Sensitivity can be caused by several factors. If you are experiencing sensitivity with one or more tooth, the problem might be simple to solve. For example, desensitizing toothpastes often help relieve tooth sensitivity. However, if the problem is more in-depth, Dr. Saurer can recommend a treatment. Make sure to mention your tooth sensitivity during your next appointment.
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
Dental x-rays are an invaluable tool for dentists. X-rays help dentists see inside of teeth and underneath the gum line. Without dental x-rays, it would take longer to realize that certain dental problems may be developing. Many patients wonder about the safety of dental x-rays because x-rays are known to emit radiation. The nice thing about dental x-rays is that they emit only a tiny amount of radiation. Today’s advanced dental technology make dental x-rays very safe.
Is Flossing as Important as Brushing?
Keeping your teeth and gums as clean as possible is essential to maintaining your oral health. Brushing and flossing are both important – and neither should be skipped or avoided. If you are not able to brush or floss because the process is either painful or too difficult, make sure to talk with Dr. Saurer. There are various teeth cleaning tools available that can make it easier for you maintain your oral health.
How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?
Everybody is unique, and some people require more or fewer regular dental office visits. However, most people should plan on visiting the dentist twice a year for a professional teeth cleaning and oral exam. If any dental work is required in between preventive appointments, it’s important to schedule a visit as soon as possible. Tending to a dental problem as soon is it’s discovered can often result in a quicker and less expensive treatment.
Do you have any other questions? Please contact River Park Dental. Our friendly team is here to talk with you about any of your oral health concerns.