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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Arlington, TX

Questions? We Have Answers!

Every day, we’re asked a lot of questions about oral health, our practice, and our services. We want you to feel confident in your choice to visit Encore Dentistry, so we’ve provided some responses to some of the most common questions we get. If you have other concerns that aren’t addressed below, just reach out to our team and ask! We’re happy to offer help in whatever way we can.

When should I come in for a dental checkup?

Many people don’t realize that dentists recommend dental checkups and professional hygiene visits at least twice a year. Why? Oral health issues such as oral cancer, dental decay, and gum disease can occur without any signs or symptoms, meaning you shouldn’t wait until you’re experiencing pain or discomfort before scheduling your dental exams. By receiving thorough examinations twice a year from Dr. Cabansag, you lower your risk of cavities and gum disease, and make correcting issues that pop up much more successful.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Absolutely! Did you know that people have been coming up with ways to whiten their teeth since the 1700s? Teeth whitening today uses effective and safe bleaching gel to help you get the whiter, brighter teeth you want. Encore Dentistry offers at-home teeth whitening with custom-fit bleaching trays for convenience.

Is there a difference between over the counter teeth whitening and professional teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening treatments are more efficient than their over-the-counter counterparts. Professional-grade at-home teeth whitening kits use custom-fit bleaching trays, making for more even coverage and less mess. And while over-the-counter teeth whitening may only lighten teeth up to three shades, professional teeth whitening kits can brighten teeth by eight to ten shades.

What can you do to improve the appearance of my smile?

First, Dr. Cabansag will consult with you about your smile goals and current concerns. We offer porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and ClearCorrect as just some of the ways we can brighten, straighten, and fix dental damage. If you want to know how we can improve the appearance of your smile, contact us today to schedule an appointment for your smile design consultation.

I want a straighter smile, but I don't want the look of traditional braces. How can you help?

If you want straighter teeth without the commitment and look of braces, we offer ClearCorrect invisible aligners. These removable and barely noticeable plastic aligners are custom created to transform your smile over just a few months. You simply wear a new aligner every few weeks. You can remove the aligners when you have a special event for which you want to look your best, and since they’re removable, they’re easy to clean, too.

I don't have dental insurance. Can I still receive treatment?

We offer an in-house discount plan you can enroll in, which will give you a percentage off all treatment.