Our practice is committed to providing you and your family
with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care.
We understand that you, or your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable during your visit while receiving the best care possible.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I’m not experiencing any negative symptoms. Can I skip my visit to the dentist?
Preventative oral health care can save you time and pain! A current lack of discomfort does not automatically indicate good health. Upon examination, we can find any root causes of future disease or distress before they become a larger problem. Many oral health issues can't be seen with the naked eye. High-risk oral pathogens are just one example.
Also, beyond general dentistry and preventative care, we offer cosmetic dentistry services that boost your smile confidence even more, such as:
Tooth replacement and full smile makeovers
Fillings that mimic the appearance of natural teeth
How do I find the right dentist for myself?
There are many options available for dental care. How do you choose the best fit for your needs? Be sure to optimize your first visit with any dental care team. A few questions you may ask yourself are:
Do they listen and really hear what I’m communicating to them?
Are they skilled in expressing their philosophy on dental care and explaining procedures?
Will they work with you to create an associated financial plan?
Do they offer the variety of services that I desire?
When should I start taking my child to the dentist?
The sooner the better. An exam of your newborn can provide answers about possible tongue tie and lip tie, and allow us to create a treatment plan.
As your child's baby teeth come in, your dentist can examine the health of your child's first few teeth. After the first visit, be sure to schedule regular checkups every six months or more frequently if needed.
What is Airway health care?
Airway health care is the identification, diagnosis and treatment of airway-related disorders.
Obstructive sleep apnea
What is Gnathology?
Gnathology is the study of the jaw and addresses dental issues with respect to the entire stomatognathic complex (the temporomandibular joints, bones, soft tissue, and muscles of the oral cavity). It embraces the principle that the dynamics of mandibular movement have a profound effect on the anatomy of the teeth and their position in the dental arches.
Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of your teeth and gums between checkups. White Birch Dental wants to make sure that you get the most out of your office visits, and that your teeth stay healthy for life! We'll work with you to provide complete dental care and show you how to maintain your smile at home with the right dental products for you and your family.
Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your regular checkup, your hygienist will:
Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
Provide thorough teeth cleaning, rinsing, and polishing
Take images to provide the most up-to-date information
We rely on updated images to provide the most appropriate and effective care. We see this as an essential part of your regular checkup.
We strive to provide excellent dental care to you and all of our patients. In an attempt to be consistent with this, we have an Appointment Cancellation Policy in place. When an appointment is scheduled, that time has been reserved specifically for you and when it is missed, that time cannot be used to treat another patient.
We require that you give our office a minimum of 24 hours notice in the event that you need to reschedule your appointment. This allows for other patients to be scheduled into that timeslot. If you cancel an appointment without contacting our office within the required time, this is considered a missed appointment. A fee of $40.00 will be charged to you; this fee cannot be billed to your insurance company and will be your direct responsibility. No future appointments can be scheduled without the payment of this fee. Additionally, if a patient is more than 15 minutes late without prior notice for a scheduled appointment, we will consider this a missed appointment and the cancellation fee will be charged.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please let our staff know and we will be glad to clarify any questions you have.
Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with excellent dental care.