What kind of dentist is Dr. Geoff Dean?

Dr. Dean is a general family dentist. He has the training and experience to provide complete dental care for patients of all ages, including children, teens, and adults. His practice offers dental cleanings, checkups, fillings, dental crowns, teeth whitening, and more. Dr. Dean also offers a beautiful assortment of cosmetic dentistry services.

How often are dental visits recommended?

A regular dental checkup is recommended at least once every six months for all patients. If you face an increased risk for oral cancer or gum disease, Dr. Dean might suggest seeing you every 3-4 months.

When should I start taking my child to see the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends dental exams for children as early as six-months-old and no later than the first birthday. These early visits provide an opportunity for the dentist to evaluate your child’s growth and development as well as help educate parents on proper oral hygiene for their children.

What is a filling?

A filling is the material used to repair a tooth after tooth decay (a cavity) has been removed. Dr. Dean will numb your mouth with an anesthetic before preparing your tooth for the filling. Today, most fillings are tooth-colored, metal-free, and comfortable.

Do I need a crown?

A tooth that has been badly damaged due to a cavity, teeth grinding, or an accident, should be protected with a strong porcelain cap known as a crown. The crown seals and protects the tooth on all sides, providing a strong and natural-looking chewing surface.

Does teeth whitening damage my enamel?

Dr. Dean trusts the prescription-strength Opalescence Tooth Whitening System to safely lift stains from your teeth. The whitening gel leaves your teeth brighter without stripping the enamel or causing damage to the teeth.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

The best candidates for teeth whitening are adults who are in good dental health but suffer from slightly discolored, or yellow, teeth. You should be examined by a dentist to ensure they are free from cavities and gum disease before beginning any whitening regimen.

Will dental insurance cover cosmetic dental procedures?

Each dental insurance plan is unique and the coverage for certain procedures can vary widely. Once you and Dr. Dean decide which procedure is right for you, our team will check to see if coverage is available. We’ll do our best to make sure you understand your treatment costs up-front so that you can choose the payment plan that fits your needs and your budget.

Does Dr. Dean treat dental emergencies?

When you or your child experiences a dental emergency, Dr. Dean will do everything possible to make sure that you’re treated right away. Common dental emergencies include broken or cracked teeth, bitten tongue or lip, severe toothache, a knocked-out tooth, or an object caught between the teeth.

How do I schedule my next checkup?

Just give us a call! Our front office team will be happy to schedule your next dental visit. If you are a new patient, we’ll provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.

For more information regarding these and other frequently asked questions, contact us today!