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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Abingdon, VA

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Patient education is one of Dr. Amburgey’s top priorities. He makes sure to thoroughly explain all of your treatment options beforehand so that you’re not left in the dark when it comes to your care. He’s also happy to answer any questions you have. Below, you’ll find the answers to some of the questions we get asked the most often, but if there’s something else you’d like to know, don’t be afraid to call us and ask!

My teeth feel fine. Do I still need to visit a dentist?

Absolutely! In most cases, by the time you notice pain or damage in your mouth, the problem has progressed to the point that treatment won’t be easy. By visiting us on a regular basis, we can make sure your mouth remains strong, healthy, and problem-free.

How often should I see my dentist?

The answer varies for each person based on their unique needs, but on average, the American Dental Association recommends that a person visit their dentist twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. These appointments allow us to remove cavity-causing bacteria from your teeth and detect potential problems early on.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Amburgey Dental welcomes virtually every PPO dental insurance plan, and we’ll even file your claims for you to make the process easier. We even offer in-network savings for Delta Dental and United Concordia.

I don’t have dental insurance. What can I do to make my care affordable?

You can sign up for our in-house dental plan. It offers a similar amount of coverage as traditional dental insurance, plus discounts for many services that insurance doesn’t cover, such as cosmetic work. It’s simple and budget friendly. To learn more about how you can save, call us today.

At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?

We suggest you start bringing your child in within six months of their first tooth erupting. If none of their teeth have come in yet, then schedule an appointment around their first birthday. This appointment will be brief. We’ll examine their mouth and help them get acquainted with our dental office and team.

My teeth are crooked. Do I have to get braces to straighten them?

Not at all! Our dental office offers Invisalign clear aligners as an alternative to metal braces. These transparent trays sit comfortably over your teeth, allowing you to straighten your teeth without sacrificing your professional image.

What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

Rather than wasting money on sticky strips or messy gels that won’t really change the color of your teeth, you can dramatically brighten your smile in just an hour here at Amburgey Dental. Our KOR® teeth whitening treatment can remove several years’ worth of stains caused by tobacco, coffee, tea, and more. We even offer potent take-home whitening kits so you can transform your smile on your own time.