Patient Info

Financial Policies

Thank you for choosing Promenade Dental Care for your dental needs. We accept many dental insurance plans, and will be happy to manage claim submission and follow up on your behalf. Please call our office to find out more about your dental coverage, and we will assist you in answering any questions that you might have regarding your dental plan, before you come in to our office.

Promenade Dental Care is IN-NETWORK with the following insurance plans:

  • Aetna PPO
  • Guardian PPO
  • Delta Dental Premier and PPO
  • MetLife PPO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO

For your convenience, we accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Care Credit is also available as a special financing option which can help cover procedures that are often not covered, or only partially covered, by dental insurance.

CANCELLATION

If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 48 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient.

FAQs

Yes! Flossing removes the bacterial plaque which accumulates between your teeth. Brushing alone cannot remove this. Over time this un-cleaned bacteria can cause decay between your teeth.

You should brush your teeth for at least 2-3 minutes, twice a day. Get into a routine, and always start and end in the same place. That way you will make sure not to miss any parts of your mouth. Unfortunately, most Americans only brush for 45-60 seconds, twice a day, and that is just not enough. Many new mechanical toothbrushes have built in timers to help you brush the proper length of time.

The use of a mouthwash is fine to use if you want to give yourself a fresh feeling. Try to use an alcohol free mouthwash if possible. Mouthwashes which contain alcohol can dry out the lining of your mouth and decrease saliva flow. Both of these symptoms can contribute to increased bacterial growth and lessen the mouths natural defenses.

It does not matter what brand of toothpaste you use as long as it contains fluoride. When choosing a toothpaste, pick one containing fluoride that has a pleasant flavor for you.

Rinse your mouth with water after a meal or snack to neutralize acid and reduce bacteria by 30%. Also, chewing sugarless gum or gum containing Xylitol has been shown to decrease the incidence of decay.

Not entirely. Whitening toothpastes will reverse the effects of some surface stains, but not change the shade of the teeth themselves. The change in color is usually minimal.

There is some evidence that over-the-counter bleaching products do whiten teeth. However, these products are not used under the supervision of your dentist, and may cause potential problems including sensitivity, uneven bleaching, and other issues. Also, the trays usually sold with these products do fit as well as those that are custom made by your dentist. As a result, damage to your gums and teeth is possible.

Ulcers are very difficult to treat. There is no proven technique that will eliminate ulcers. They can occur as a result of trauma, or due to a viral infection. Depending on their cause, there are specific medications that can shorten the duration of the ulcer. Left alone, ulcers will generally diminish and disappear in two weeks.

Bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by many things. The most common cause is the presence of bacteria in your mouth and on your tongue. These bacteria produce odorous compounds. In some cases, the cause of bad breath can be from gastrointestinal origin.

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria (plaque) in your mouth which react with sugary and starchy deposits from foods you eat. This reaction produces acid, which damages the enamel over time and weakens teeth.

Cold sensitivity can be due a number of reasons. Some people are just generally more sensitive to temperature changes. Others may experience sensitivity due to recession of the gum tissue, abrasions of the teeth, large metal restorations, or decay. Treatments for this condition can include fillings, fluoride applications, or the use of desensitizing toothpastes.

Your gums bleed as a result of inflammation caused by the presence of bacteria in your mouth. This bacteria, when not properly cleaned off your teeth, will result in an irritation of the gum tissue. This irritation called gingivitis, will result in red, puffy, and bleeding gums. Gone untreated, it can progress into periodontal disease.