Frequently Asked Questions

Are Regular Dental Cleanings Necessary?

Here at C. Ben Lennon DDS we know how busy life can be. Fitting a dental appointment into your busy schedule seems to be one of the most difficult things you have to do. Proper oral hygiene is difficult to maintain. Brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing after every meal will keep many oral hygiene problems away, but not all. Scheduling a cleaning at C. Ben Lennon DDS twice a year is highly recommended to maintain proper oral hygiene and catch problems before they become costly and painful.

 

Do I Need To See A Dentist Even If My Teeth Feel Fine?

It’s very important to schedule regular cleanings here at C. Ben Lennon DDS. Dr. Lennon recommends seeing you twice a year. There are many problems with can exist without knowing. Not only can we identify problems before they become a painful and expensive but we can also help to keep your smile looking fantastic. We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your smile. This is why we offer many treatments to help improve patient aesthetics.

 

What’s A Dental Cleaning Like At C. Ben Lennon DDS

Sixth month cleanings are recommended for proper oral hygiene. At C. Ben Lennon DDS an appointment will include a full oral examination, oral cancer exam, professional x-rays to catch cavities and a full cleaning by our amazing hygienists. Your cleaning will remove tartar, debris and plaque from your mouth.

Dr. Lennon will coordinate with your hygienist and recommend a treatment plan for any problems that are found. We’ll also recommend any aesthetic and cosmetic treatments to improve your smile.

Please call our office to schedule an appointment or for any additional questions.

 

At What Age Should I Bring My Child To See The Dentist?

Recommendations by professionals throughout the dental industry as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) are as early as 3 years old. This is when a child’s teeth begin to show. Dr. Lennon will be able to examine the health of your child’s first few teeth and make recommendations.

 

When Should I Change My Tooth Brush?

Dr. Lennon recommends at least every three months. If you’re using an electronic toothbrush, make sure to check the recommendation of the type of toothbrush because you may not have to change the head of the brush often. If a patient has gum disease Dr. Lennon recommends that you change your brush more often than every three months. Also, after brushing it’s very important to wash and rinse your brush out with hot water. This will kill germs and bacteria and keep your toothbrush clean.

 

How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease

Gum disease is also called periodontal disease. Plaque and bacteria builds up in a patient’s mouth. When this build up is not treated in the early stages it can cause gum disease. Periodontal disease can also be caused by smoking and chewing tobacco, teeth grinding, certain medications and genetics. Advanced forms of periodontal disease can cause bone and tooth loss as well as permanent damage. Dr. Lennon recommends that brushing and flossing every day as well as scheduling dental appointments every six months is the best way to fight gum disease. Some of the most common signs of periodontal disease are the following:

  • • Abscessed teeth
  • • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • • Chronic bad breath
  • • Loose teeth and or loss of teeth
  • • Red, swollen or bleeding gums
  • • Receding gum line

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please call us as soon as possible. You can call us or email us to schedule a consultation. Your dental health is out highest concern.

 

Do You Accept Insurance?

Here at C. Ben Lennon DDS we accept most insurance and PPO plans but check with us. Please call our office for more information about insurance. Prior to calling please have your insurance information ready. Also, please plan to pay your co-pay or deductible portion at the time of service.

 

What Payment Methods Do You Accept?

For your convenience here at C. Ben Lennon DDS we accept cash, check, cashier’s checks, Visa, Master Card, Amex and Discover. We also provide discounts for those able to pay in full at the time of service. If you have any more questions regarding payment methods please give us a call and we’ll do our best to find the right solution for you.