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Frequently Asked Dental Questions

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We get tons of questions from our patients every day when it comes to our practice and dentistry in general, so below, we decided to answer some of the most common ones! If you still have a question after reading over this page, be sure to give us a call, and we’ll be happy to answer it. We’re always ready to talk dentistry with you and make sure you understand everything about taking care of you and your family’s oral health.

What is Six Month Smiles®?

How do you keep a healthy smile?

When should a child first visit the dentist?

How often should someone get checkups and cleanings?

Our team (along with the American Dental Association) recommends that everyone should have at least two checkups and cleanings per year to help prevent the most common dental problems. Some may require more than two depending on their needs, but for most, one preventive visit every six months is plenty to keep their smile protected.

What should I do about my missing teeth?

Dental Designs of New England offers a number of solutions for any degree of tooth loss, but for the most natural-looking and longest-lasting results, we typically recommend dental implants. Thanks to having an in-house periodontist, Dr. Braga, we’re able to offer all-inclusive implant care right here in Merrimack, making it easier than ever for someone to rebuild their smile for a lifetime.

Can you make my smile more attractive?

Yes! We have a selection of cosmetic dentistry treatments that are specifically designed to help patients achieve their perfect smile! Whether you simply want whiter teeth or are interested in a complete makeover, we can help you have the kind of smile that always fills you with confidence.

Can you help straighten crooked and misaligned teeth?

We sure can! We have a number of orthodontic solutions that are perfect for older teens and adults alike, including Six Month Smiles®, Invisalign® Clear Braces, and Fastbraces®. With them, we can help a patient get a beautifully straight smile all without the hassle and bulky appearance of traditional metal braces.

Going to the dentist makes me nervous! Can you help?

With sedation dentistry, we can ensure that even the most anxious patient has a relaxing and stress-free dental experience. We can just “take the edge off” with nitrous oxide or even help you sleep through your entire appointment with general anesthesia. In the end, we’ll make sure going to the dentist is nothing to dread anymore.

Will you take my insurance?

Yes! We accept all insurance plans and work hard to maximize our patients’ coverage at every visit. We’ll make saving on your dental care one of the easiest parts of your appointments! To learn how we can use your particular plan, be sure to give us a call today.

I don’t have insurance. Are there other ways I can save on my dental care?

Yes! In addition to accepting third-party financing through CareCredit, we also have our own membership plan. With it, one low fee is all you need to completely cover your basic dental care for the year and even get discounts on a wide variety of other services. You can learn more about it and sign up today by clicking here!

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