Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Claremore, OK

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Do you have questions about your oral health? Are you curious how Dr. Battle decides how to approach a particular dental situation? Are you wondering whether you’ll be in pain while undergoing a particular procedure? We know current and prospective patients have questions, which is why we are here to provide the answers. Review the list of frequently asked dental questions listed below and feel free to give us a call if you need further information or assistance.

Is it necessary to see a dentist every six months?

Yes, it is necessary to keep your regular six-month dental checkups and teeth cleanings with your dentist simply because tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, and other serious oral health problems can emerge quickly. Without frequent professional dental visits, your smile can be at risk for inflammation, bleeding gums, tooth and bone loss, and more. By allowing Dr. Battle and our team to perform two thorough dental examinations and cleanings each year, we can help you avoid more extensive restorative dental care in the future.

How can I make my cosmetic dentistry results last longer?

Each cosmetic dentistry treatment is different, so the results will vary depending on the type of service you receive. However, because most are not permanent, you will want to do everything you can to prolong your results before requiring a touch-up or replacement. You can do this by:

  • Practicing good oral hygiene habits at home
  • Continuing to see your dentist every six months for dental checkups and teeth cleanings
  • Wearing appropriate mouth protection while playing sports or if you suffer from bruxism
  • Eating a healthy, nutrient-rich diet that limits sugars and starches
  • Avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking, chewing on inanimate objects, eating ice, etc.

I need to replace one or more missing teeth. What are my options?

At Battle Family Dentistry of Claremore, we are pleased to offer three different options for tooth loss – dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants. During an appointment with your dentist, you can expect to learn about each of these tooth replacement options as well as their pros and cons. Depending on the status of your smile, overall health, jawbone density, and budget, we will work to create a plan that meets your unique needs.

Will my child also see Dr. Battle or another dentist?

Yes! We love to treat children’s smiles, so you are more than welcome to bring them to our dental office. Providing the same exceptional care as our adults, you can expect that your little one will also meet with Dr. Battle for personalized care. We’ll remain by their side to ensure their safety and comfort while also sharing helpful tips to keep their teeth and gums healthy at home.

Will you welcome my dental insurance?

Yes, we welcome your dental insurance and will do our best to help maximize your benefits every time you visit. We are in-network with Delta Premier and Health Choice but will be happy to file any paperwork or claims that are required.