Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Milton, MA
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Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Richard Thomas have been working together to bring quality dental care to Milton families for 30 years now, and in that time, they’ve received numerous questions from their patients. On this page, you’ll find the answers to some of the more common inquiries we’ve heard. We want you to feel as well-informed as possible, so please call us if you need additional information.
How often should I be visiting the dental office?
Every patient should receive at least two professional checkups and cleanings every calendar year, which comes out to one appointment every six months. Any less often, and there would be a much greater risk of oral health problems developing undetected. When we have a chance to detect troublesome dental symptoms in their earliest stages, we can take appropriate measures to stop major damage from occurring at all.
Do you see dental emergencies?
When urgent dental care is needed, we’ll make time in our schedule for you as soon as we can. Our goal will be to see you on the same day as your call whenever possible. The sooner we act, the sooner we’ll be able to relieve your pain, and the greater chance we’ll have of saving your broken or lost teeth.
Do you see children?
Thanks to the wide menu of dental services offered by Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Richard Thomas, we’re able to help patients of all ages smile brighter. This includes children with teeth that are still developing. Our team members will be sure to approach your little one’s care with a gentle touch so that their first dental experiences are positive ones. We offer dental sealants and a number of other kid-friendly services that your little one can benefit from.
My gums bleed when I brush and floss. Should I be worried?
It’s never good when you notice blood in your mouth, but it’s especially problematic if it keeps occurring whenever you use your toothbrush or dental floss. Frequently bleeding gums tend to point to gum disease, and you need to have your mouth examined right away if you don’t want the condition to grow more severe to the point of threatening your teeth.
Can you improve the way my smile looks?
Thanks to Dr. Kevin Thomas’s advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, we have plenty of options when it comes to hiding cracks, brightening enamel, and correcting any number of other flaws that might leave you feeling self-conscious about your teeth. You can set up a consultation with us to describe your smile goals; depending on your needs, we may recommend professional whitening, Invisalign, metal-free restorative work, or even a combination of services to give your smile a complete makeover.
Do you take dental insurance?
We are pleased to say that we are in-network with Altus, Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and other major dental insurances. Even if you belong to an out-of-network plan, we’re more than happy to file a claim on your behalf so that you can still save money. To discuss your financial situation in greater detail, please reach out to us directly.