Below is a list of some of the questions we get asked most frequently from our patients. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, feel free to give us a call and our team at Family Tree Dental We will be happy to assist you.
We are very sensitive to the needs of our patients who have anxiety about seeing the dentist. Dr. Watson likes to speak privately with new patients to pinpoint those parts of the dental experience that may cause anxiety or stress. Our office staff will review all the procedures with the patient before and during the treatment. Some patient may find their stress level lowered with use of “laughing gas” (Nitrous Oxide) to help them relax, headphones to provide soothing music, and plenty of TLC.
Regular visits can help keep gums healthy which helps prevent tooth loss or unstable teeth. Regular visits allow for the detection and treatment of tooth decay at an early stage to minimize cost and added procedures.
It is best to have children seen at 2 1/2 to 3 years of age. We love to begin a younster’s positive dental experience with a first visit that is built on trust and success. On this first visit, your child will be introsuced to the dental staff, get a tour of the office, and will get a “ride” in the dental chair. Dr. Watson will ask for your child’s help to do a quick visual exam of the teeth and gums and will end the appointment with a hand shake and a token of our appreciation for the success of the dental visits.
We can brighten up your smile and bring back the youthful smile you had before teeth staining liquids or foods became part of our diets. In a short office visit, a customized brightening tray will be nade that will hold a brightening solution. You will wear this customized tray with the solution for up to 2 hours each day. In just 2 weeks, you will see a new whiter, more youthful looking smile.
All of our clinic dental records are digitally stored and all updates to your dental file are charted electronically. You might have noticed your chart displayed for you during your appointment. Your dental x-rays are also stored in a digital format rather than x-ray film. Digital x-rays greatly reduce the amount of x-ray exposure. Our new cavity detection system uses a laser beam of light to look for decay rather than the old method of using a metal pick. Our office services are now noted on our website and soon you will be able to make appointments and pay your bills online. All of these technological changes are made to improve the quality of our service to you!