Dental FAQs Collingswood, NJ

We’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions our patients have. We hope this helps you feel more informed and comfortable about your dental care. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

FAQs in Collingswood, NJ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I schedule an appointment?

A: You can schedule an appointment by calling our office, sending us an email, or using the appointment request form on our website.

Preventative Care

Q: How often should I visit the dentist?

A: We recommend visiting the dentist every six months for a routine check-up and cleaning. Regular visits help prevent dental problems and maintain good oral health.

Q: What can I do to maintain good oral hygiene at home?

A: Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, eat a balanced diet, and avoid sugary snacks. Regular dental check-ups are also essential.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Q: What is teeth whitening, and how does it work?

A: Teeth whitening is a process that lightens the color of your teeth. We offer convenient, customized take-home whitening treatments. Take-home kits include custom bleaching trays and a whitening gel that you use at home

Q: What is Invisalign?

A: Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that straighten your teeth without the need for traditional braces. The aligners are custom-made for your teeth and are virtually invisible.

Restorative Dentistry

Q: What are dental implants?

A: Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They involve placing a titanium post into the jawbone, which acts as a replacement root. Once the post is in place, we attach a custom-made crown to restore the appearance and function of the tooth.

Q: What are the benefits of dentures and partials?

A: Dentures and partials replace missing teeth, improve your ability to chew and speak, and restore your smile. They can also help maintain the shape of your face and prevent remaining teeth from shifting.

Specialty Services

Q: What is TMJ treatment?

A: TMJ treatment addresses issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects your jaw to your skull. Problems with this joint can cause pain and discomfort. Treatment options include medication, physical therapy, and custom-made mouthguards.

Q: What are the signs of periodontal disease?

A: Common signs include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to see a dentist for an evaluation and treatment.

Insurance and Payments

Q: Do you accept my insurance?

A: Our staff can help you understand your benefits and file claims on your behalf. Please contact us for more specific information about your insurance plan.

Q: What if I don’t have dental insurance?

A: We offer flexible payment plans and financing options to help you afford the dental care you need. We strive to provide high-quality care at prices that fit your budget.

Q: What payment methods do you accept?

A: We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. Payment is due at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

Comfort and Care

Q: I’m nervous about dental visits. What can I do?

A: We understand that many patients feel anxious about dental visits. We work with you to help you relax during your appointment, explaining what to expect during a treatment or procedure and answering questions along the way. For many patients, a better understanding of how their dental care works relieves stress and anxiety. Our friendly and caring staff is also here to make you feel comfortable and at ease.

Q: How can I care for my dentures?

A: Clean your dentures daily with a soft brush and non-abrasive cleaner. Soak them overnight in a denture-soaking solution to keep them moist and maintain their shape. Regular check-ups with Dr. Wahl are also important to ensure a good fit and address any issues.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions or need more information, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help you with all your dental care needs.