Our dentist and team provide answers to frequently asked questions for your convenience and ask you to call 973-398-6680 to schedule an in-depth consultation at Hopatcong Dental for more specific questions about our services. Dr. Neda Shahrabi will educate you on the ways we can improve your smile so that you can make informed decisions about your dental care in Hopatcong, New Jersey.
How often should I brush and floss my teeth?
It is recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day to maintain optimal oral hygiene.
What is the importance of dental hygiene?
Dental hygiene is crucial for preventing oral issues such as cavities and gum disease. It also contributes to overall health by reducing the risk of systemic diseases.
How can cavities be prevented?
To prevent cavities, practice good oral hygiene, limit sugar intake and visit us regularly for your check-up.
Why are regular dental check-ups necessary?
Regular dental check-ups help detect and address oral issues early, preventing more serious problems and ensuring optimal oral health.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Usually, every six months to maintain your healthy smile and address any potential issues. You may need to come see us more if you have periodontal disease or some other condition that needs to be treated.
What happens during my regular dental checkup?
A routine dental exam includes a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and oral structures, along with any necessary X-rays.
How can I schedule an appointment with Dr. Shahrabi?
You can schedule a dental appointment by calling our office at 973-398-6680 or using our online appointment scheduling system on the website.
Is dental X-ray exposure safe?
Dental X-rays have minimal radiation exposure and are considered safe. We will take precautions to minimize radiation exposure further.
What are common dental procedures covered by insurance?
Common dental procedures covered by insurance include cleanings, fillings, extractions and certain preventive treatments.
How does dental insurance work?
Dental insurance helps cover the cost of preventive and restorative dental care. It typically involves monthly premiums, deductibles and coverage for specific procedures.
Are there financing options available for dental treatments?
Many dental offices offer financing options or payment plans to make dental treatments more affordable. We invite you to visit our Financial Options page to learn more. We also offer an in-office membership plan.
What constitutes a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies include severe toothache, a knocked-out tooth or any injury causing significant oral pain or bleeding. We encourage you to call us at 973-398-6680 immediately to schedule an impromptu appointment. We can also give you instructions on how to manage your pain until we are able to see you.
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening involves the use of bleaching agents to remove stains and discoloration, leaving you with a brighter and whiter smile. The duration of a teeth whitening procedure varies but typically takes about one to two hours.
Are there orthodontic alternatives to braces?
Yes, alternatives include clear aligners that can straighten your teeth without cumbersome brace wires and which you can easily remove for eating and cleaning.
How long do clear aligners typically take to straighten my teeth?
The duration of your treatment depends on individual needs but generally takes 12 to 18 months.
Are clear aligners a suitable option for me?
Clear aligners are suitable for many individuals, but your dentist will assess your specific case to determine the most appropriate treatment.
How often do I need to wear my clear aligners?
They should be worn for at least 20-22 hours every day for the best results. They can be removed for eating and oral hygiene.
What is nitrous oxide and how is it used in dentistry?
Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is a sedative used to help patients relax during your treatment. It is considered safe and has been used in dentistry for many years. We will monitor you during your treatment to make sure you feel comfortable.
Can I request nitrous oxide for any dental procedure?
In many cases, you can request nitrous oxide for dental procedures. However, its use depends on the nature of the procedure and your overall health. Consult with us to determine if it is suitable for you.