Frequently Asked Questions at our Cary Dental Office
How Does Your Insurance Process Work?
Our staff gladly processes insurance claims as a convenience to you. Please bring the necessary forms with you on your first visit. Insurance policies generally cover only a portion of the total treatment cost. Unless other arrangements have been made, or if you are a member of Aetna, Ameritas, Assurant, BCBS, Cigna, Coventry, Delta Dental Premier, Denex Dental Healthcare, Dental Benefit Providers, Dentamax, GEHA, Guardian, Humana, Health Smart, Lincoln Financial, Metlife and United, we ask that you pay your portion of the bill at the time of treatment. It is your responsibility to pay any balance not paid by your insurance company. Do you offer payment plan options? We offer 3, 6 and 12 months interest-free financing through Care Credit Patient Financing. Please contact our office for complete details.
Does Bleaching Damage The Teeth?
When carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent, contacts water, hydrogen peroxide is released which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not soften, demineralize or weaken the teeth
Do Over-The-Counter Bleaching Products Work?
There is some evidence that over-the-counter bleaching products do whiten teeth, however, many of the products are too abrasive and can damage the teeth with extended use or misuse. Supervision by your dentist is always the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.
What Causes My Jaw to Pop When I Open It?
There is a pad or disk that separates the jaw bone from the base of the skull. The primary cause of the "popping" occurs when you open your mouth too wide and the jaw bone "pops" off the pad or disk. Treatment is not required unless pain is associated with the "pop" or the jaw locks.
What Causes Tooth Decay?
Tooth decay is caused by plaque in your mouth reacting with sugary and starchy deposits from food. This reaction produces acid which damages the enamel over time and weakens the tooth.
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As a courtesy to our patients, we will file all other insurance for you.