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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions – Denison, IA

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If you’re new to 32 & You, you may have questions about our dental office or our services. We want to answer them for you so that you feel completely confident about visiting us before you even set foot in our Denison dental office. Please read our responses to some of the most frequently asked dentistry questions that we get, but if you don’t find answers to your questions here, we invite you to reach out to our helpful team. We’ll be more than happy to help!

How often should I visit the dentist?

We recommend coming into our dental office at least twice every year for a checkup and cleaning. This appointment can make sure that we catch any problems as soon as possible. Plus, we remove hardened plaque, preventing problems from developing in the future.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of your treatment will depend on how severe the alignment issues are and how well you follow your treatment plan. In general, however, Invisalign treatment tends to take significantly less time to complete than traditional metal braces. During your consultation with Dr. Bygness, he can give you a more accurate timeline for your specific case.

Do you treat children?

Absolutely! Our dental office is family friendly, and our team enjoys helping young smiles stay healthy and strong. We will take time to educate your child on healthy oral habits and monitor their oral development as they grow. Because Dr. Bygness is an orthodontic specialist as well as a general dentist, he can provide these services, if necessary, for your child also.

Which orthodontic treatment is right for me?

Here, we offer many kinds of specialized orthodontic treatments that can be customized to meet your unique needs. Perhaps Invisalign would be a good choice for you, or maybe your child needs to have Phase 1 orthodontic care to address alignment issues as early as possible. Dr. Bygness can examine your teeth and provide you with treatment options. It all starts with a consultation!

Why is gum disease a big deal?

If you have red, bleeding, or swollen gums, you shouldn’t ignore them. They indicate that harmful bacteria are attacking your gum tissue. If left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss, and many studies suggest that these bacteria can also cause inflammation in the body, exacerbating heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Do you accept my dental insurance?

Yes, we welcome your dental insurance plan. We are in-network with Delta Dental Premier and Blue Cross Blue Shield, but we will also happily file claims for you even for out-of-network plans.