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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Winfield, KS

If You’ve Got Dental Questions,
We Have the Answers!

Do you have questions about certain services or your dental insurance coverage? Dr. Parsons and our experienced team want to make sure that all of your concerns and questions are answered so you can make the best decisions for your oral health. Below, we’ve answered a few of the most commonly asked questions that we receive from our patients. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, please feel free to call us!

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

You should replace either the head of your electric toothbrush or your manual toothbrush every three months or whenever you notice that the bristles are fraying. It’s also a good idea to replace your toothbrush after you get sick so you don’t become accidentally reinfected.

What’s the difference between implant dentures and regular dentures?

Implant dentures don’t rely on natural suction and denture adhesive to stay securely in your mouth. They’re stabilized by small titanium posts (implants) that are surgically placed below your gumline and into your jawbone, just like the roots of your natural teeth. This provides a host of unique benefits that traditional dentures can’t offer, including:

  • Jawbone preservation
  • Preservation of facial structure
  • Enhanced speaking and eating abilities
  • And many more!

Will dental insurance cover the cost of dental implants?

Unfortunately, dental insurance plans don’t typically cover the cost of dental implant placement. However, they sometimes will cover the cost of other aspects of the treatment, such as the restorations or if you need sedation. The best way to find out whether your plan covers this procedure is to call your insurance company directly and ask. Our team will be happy to help you if needed!

How often should I visit my dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist once every six months for a checkup and cleaning to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

My child keeps getting cavities. What cavity prevention treatments exist for kids?

Dr. Parsons offers a few kid-friendly treatments to help prevent cavities, including dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Just ask our team next time you and your little one visit us!

I’m afraid of the dentist. Can you help?

Yes! Dr. Parsons and our team offers multiple sedation methods, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Just ask our team when you schedule your appointment on the phone, and we’ll do whatever we can to help you feel more comfortable.

I have a dental emergency outside of office hours. What should I do?

Still call us! We offer same-day, after-hours, and weekend dental emergency appointments for our regular patients. When you call our dental office, just follow the instructions on our answering system to schedule your visit.