Frequently Asked Questions
SOME THINGS THAT YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT.
Whether you’re a new patient yourself or referring a friend or family member to our office, we know that it can be stressful to wonder just what to expect during the first visit with us. We want our new patients to be able to relax and feel confident about their choice of dental home.
Our team is compassionate and highly experienced in helping to alleviate dental fear.
During your first professional cleaning appointment, our expert hygienist will gently and thoroughly clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar and complete the first check for potential oral health issues, such as tooth decay, sensitivity, or periodontal disease.We will ask you some detailed questions about your oral health a, your health history, and goals for your smile. We need to know about any chronic health issues, ongoing treatments, or medications you may be taking. All of these can impact both your oral health and the treatments we recommend for you.
Dr. Steiner will thoroughly and gently examine your mouth and teeth. We may recommend x-rays for a more thorough view of your teeth and bone structure. We have the latest technology available in imaging and X-rays .We will check for any signs of potential oral health concerns, including an oral cancer screening. Let us know if you are experiencing any symptoms.
At the end of your appointment, we will discuss our recommendations for your next appointment and any treatments you may want or need. We will also talk with you about your oral hygiene habits, how you feel about your teeth, and any goals you have for improving the appearance of your smile. We encourage you to ask every question you have so we can help you make informed choices about your care.
Your comfort and your healthy smile are our primary focus. If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health or if you would like to review your options for improving the look of your smile.
We recommend seeing your dentist at least twice a year. While some patients may require more frequent visits, seeing us twice a year will ensure we keep your mouth clean and healthy.
For anxious or nervous patients, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and conscious sedation.
For patients that have periodontal or gum disease, our hygienist will clean the plaque and bacteria from the deep pockets of the gums. For a painless procedure, injectable or topical anesthetic is offered.
Brushing and flossing are equally important. Cleaning between your teeth is very important to your oral health. The American Dental Association recommends flossing between teeth once per day to help prevent cavities and gum disease.
A prescription medication, in conjunction with nitrous oxide is administered throughout the procedure. The patient’s vitals are monitored during this time. Conscious sedation provides a carefree dental experience.
Dental implants are a long-term solution to restore your smile. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material. With the use of a CT X-Ray, the implant is a safe and predictable way to restore missing teeth.
Teeth whitening is a low-cost way to brighten any smile. We offer in-office whitening.
Some people grind or clench their teeth at night. A custom fit mouth guard worn at night is a great way to alleviate sore jaw muscles, painful teeth, morning headaches and TMJ symptoms.
With just a short two-hour appointment, a patient can leave our office with an all-porcelain quality crown that will be beautiful.
A CT is only offered by a handful of dentists in the Treasure Valley. We are fortunate to have one in our office! This x-ray makes it easier for us to diagnose dental problems. We also use the CT in our implant placement. We can virtually place the implant on the computer screen before implant placement. This makes it safer and more predictable for the patient!
We accept most medical and dental insurance. We are contracted as a preferred provider with a large percentage of insurance plans.
Our insurance experts will work with your insurance carrier to ensure you get the maximum benefits.
Call our office at 208-888-4481 for details.
We accept the following forms of payment: cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Care Credit.