How can we help you?
When it comes to your child's health, being engaged matters. We are here to answer your questions and help you feel confident in the decisions you make.
We've collected some of the questions we hear most often here at Sporting Smiles. If your question isn't on this list or you need more information, please don't hesitate to call our office.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, we have reduced the amount of volume in the office in an abundance of caution towards our patients, patient families and team members. At this time, we are only allowing patients with appointments and their parents/guardians.
- When it comes to infants, avoid putting them to bed with a bottle. It’s also beneficial to try to keep shared utensils or toys away from them, so they don’t get additional germs in their mouth.
- It is important to establish a healthy oral hygiene routine as early as infants have their first tooth come in. Parents can begin brushing at least once a day at bedtime and as children become old enough to brush, parents can create a routine and make it fun!
- Children and adults should brush their teeth at least twice per day and for at least two minutes each time. Do not forget to brush your tongue as well. In addition to brushing you also need to floss at least once per day.
- Visit to your dentist’s office at least every 6 months for a check up and cleaning. This will help ensure a healthy mouth, as your dentist will be able to discover any issues that may arise.
- See an orthodontist as recommended by your dentist or if you feel you have issues that may warrant a consultation with one. Such issues as bite misalignment, braces, and teeth straightening are best handled by an orthodontist, who is a trained specialist in these areas.
- Always use a mouth guard when playing sports. This simple little device, which can be picked up at a sporting good’s store, can save you a great deal of pain and money later!
- Replace your toothbrush regularly, which is every two to three months or as the bristles become frayed.
- Keep drinks in check! Sugar drinks should be avoided or kept to a minimum, as well as highly acidic drinks (e.g., citrus sodas and sports drinks, etc.), which can eat away at and erode the tooth enamel.
We will do our best to accommodate you when scheduling your visit, but please note any school holiday, early morning or late afternoon appointment times fill up very quickly. We recommend you schedule your next visit as soon as possible to ensure you are able to find a date and time that suits your family.
If anyone in your household is ill, please contact our office to reschedule. We will reappoint your family at a later time once all family members are well and in optimal health.
Our office participates with most PPO insurances and many federal plans. Please contact your insurance plan directly to determine whether we are an in-network provider for your plan.
All of our office forms are located on our website. Please go to patient forms and use the online form instructions to complete your documents. We can also email or text you a link for convenience!
Exclusions and limitations specific to your insurance plan may impact your total out of pocket expense towards your dental visit. Our administrative team will verify your insurance eligibility and benefits within the days leading up to your appointments, and we STRONGLY encourage you to reach your insurance directly to verify your coverage as well.
Treatment plan estimates are presented for all dental treatment needs as your estimated financial responsibility towards a specific procedure(s), however your insurance plan has the final determination towards actual cost and coverage provided. These changes should be explained to you by your insurance on a provided ‘Explanation of Benefits' document. Our team of financial specialists are happy to help you understand these documents.