FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment that meets your scheduling needs, please give us a call at 605-342-2445.
What can I expect at my first visit?
During your first visit to our office, you will receive a thorough dental examination that includes X-rays and comprehensive risk assessments. We will develop a dental care plan based upon your immediate needs, current dental health and long-term oral health goals. This individual plan will include recommendations for cleanings, restorations and preventive treatments. Most patients will receive a cleaning at their first visit as well.
What causes tooth decay?
Tooth decay is caused by acids which are produced by bacteria in the presence of sugar. To prevent decay these bacteria, sugar and acids must be periodically removed by way of brushing and flossing.
How often should I get dental checkups?
For most people, a checkup and cleaning every 6 months is standard protocol. Depending on a person’s dental health, however, a dental cleaning every 3 to 4 months may be recommended.