Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Buckhead, Atlanta

Ask Your Buckhead, Atlanta Dentist

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One of the most important dental services we provide is patient education, because when it comes to your oral health, knowledge is power! That’s why we’ve answered some frequently asked dental questions in Buckhead, Atlanta below, but if there is anything else you’d like to know about that we haven’t covered here, then you are always welcome to give us a call.

Are you currently accepting new dental patients?

Yes, Vason Family Dentistry is currently accepting new patients. Thanks to our team’s ability to provide everything from routine dental checkups and cleanings to dental implants to smile makeovers and more, you can trust that we’re ready to offer whatever you need right here in Buckhead, Atlanta.


How often should I visit the dentist?

The average person should see a dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. This is often enough that it allows our team to catch most dental problems before they become too severe, saving someone from having to spend money on repairs. If a patient has an ongoing issue like gum disease, however, then they may benefit from coming in more often.


Should I use a manual or electric toothbrush?

Many studies have been dedicated to this question, and they all point toward the same conclusion: both types of toothbrushes are effective when it comes to removing cavity-causing plaque from the enamel. What’s most important is that the person uses their toothbrush twice a day for at least two minutes each. Electric brushes tend to make this a little easier since they do most of the work and have a built-in timer, but a manual brush can work just as well with the correct technique.


My gums bleed every time I floss. Should I stop?

Counterintuitively, bleeding gums while flossing often means that the person needs to floss more! That’s because the gums may be inflamed due to a minor infection (stemming from the buildup of plaque and tartar between the teeth), and flossing more will help remove the buildup that is causing the irritation. This kind of bleeding should stop after about a week of flossing consistently, but if it doesn’t, be sure to give us a call. This means the infection is a little more advanced and likely requires professional attention.


Will you accept my dental insurance?

Vason Family Dentistry is able to work with many different dental insurance plans, and we will file claims on your behalf to guarantee you receive maximum coverage. To get a better idea of what will and will not be covered, please give us a call with your membership information nearby.


How can I make my dental care more affordable?

Attending regular checkups and cleanings on a routine basis will prevent minor dental problems from turning into more expensive issues. If you don’t have insurance, CareCredit can help you break up the cost of treatment into smaller monthly installments with little-to-no interest. To learn more about it and even sign up, visit our Patients page.