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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

If you have questions about your dental care, that’s great! It just means you want to learn more about protecting your oral health, and we’re more than happy to help by providing all the answers you need. Below, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most popular questions we receive every day, but if there is anything else you’d like to know that we haven’t covered here, be sure to give us a call!

How often should I visit a dentist?

According to Dr. Fana (as well as the American Dental Association), the average healthy person should see their dentist about once every six months for a checkup and cleaning. These routine appointments ensure that small problems are caught and treated quickly before they can cause more issues down the line.

Can I bring my child to Compass Dental?

Yes! Dr. Fana is a father himself, so he understands as well as anyone the importance of high-quality early-age dental care. He and our entire team are happy to serve children of all ages, so whether you have a toddler, a teenager, or someone in between at home, know that they’ll be able to get everything they need here at Compass Dental.

What is the best way to get rid of this gap between my front teeth?

Dr. Fana can actually take care of this minor flaw in two different ways. With cosmetic bonding, he’ll apply a color-matched composite resin to your teeth to fill in the space. Or, he can bond porcelain veneers to the teeth to give them a flawless look. Which one would be best for you? The only way we can know that is by seeing you, but both are able to deliver beautiful results! To learn more about how we can help you, give us a call today.

I haven’t been to the dentist in a long time. Will you still be able to help me?

It’s common for patients to miss out on years of regular care due to dental anxiety, leading to the development of several decayed, broken, or missing teeth. If you’re ready to finally take back control of your dental health, know that our entire team is ready to help. No matter what condition your teeth might be in now, Dr. Fana will be able to put together a plan to restore the health, strength, and appearance of your smile for a lifetime to come. With him, it’s never too late!

My jaw hurts every time I move it…should I be worried?

It sounds like you might be dealing with a TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder. This concerns the hinges that make up your jaw joint. In addition to pain, does your jaw pop and click all the time, or has it even become stuck while opening or closing? Whatever the case may be, Dr. Fana is more than capable of diagnosing and even treating these types of problems using a variety of quick, effective, and non-invasive treatments.

Will you take my dental insurance?

More than likely, yes! Compass Dental is an in-network provider with almost all PPO dental insurance plans, and we even have a dedicated team member to help you get the most out of your coverage—Michelle! To learn more about how we can use your plan to help you save at your next visit, give us a call today.

I don’t have dental insurance. Is there another way I can save on my dental care?

Yes, and it’s called our Dental Wellness Plan. With it, you just pay one flat fee, and your basic dental care is immediately covered for the entire year. Plus, you’ll receive up to a 25% discount on ALL other restorative and cosmetic treatments. It only takes a few minutes to sign up, and there is no limit to how much you can save. Give us a call today to learn more about our plan.