Q: Are you taking new patients?
Yes, Dr Cao is currently accepting new patients.
Q: Can I bring my whole family to you?
Yes, we can take care of your whole family, from an one year old baby's first dental visit to helping you keep your teeth for your golden years.
Q: What happens during my regular dental exams?
American Dental Association (ADA) and your dentist recommend dental checkup every six months. During your dental exam, your dentist will do head and neck exam, look at your gum, teeth, tongue, and throat for early warning signs of potential problems, and clean your teeth. At the end of the exam, your dentist will tell you about the health of your teeth and gums, and make additional recommendations. Details of dental checkup are explained here.
Q: What is the purpose of x-rays when I think my teeth are good?
More than 90 percent of dental problems are absolutely painless, and x-rays give your dentist a clear picture of the inner workings of your teeth and gums.
Q: What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces, using aligners. Aligners are made of a clear, thin medical-grade polymer that is virtually invisible when worn. The advantages and disadvantages of Invisalign are summarized here.
Q: What is the purpose of a 'deep cleaning' or a 'root planing'?
This procedure is used to remove the very stubborn tartar and plaque deposits below the gum line where your personal flossing and brushing cannot reach. If a patient is diagnosed with periodontal disease, the first treatment to eliminate or contain the disease is a deep cleaning or root planing. Since the tissue and teeth can be very sensitive, the patient is given a local anesthetic to numb the area being treated. Usually the procedure is completed in a two-hour appointment.
Q: How to properly floss?
American Dental Association recommends flossing daily. How to properly floss is documented here.
Q: What insurance do you accept?
We accept most dental insurance plans, some of which are listed below. If you don't see your dental insurance carrier listed, please call us for the most up to date information, and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Delta Dental, Guardian, HealthNet, Humana Dental, Lincoln Finanical, MetLife, Preminer Access, Principle Financial Group, Teamsters, United Concordia, UnitedHealthcare
Q: Is it difficult to get an appointment with your doctor?
We have appointments available to accommodate just about anyone's schedule.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.