FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When you're searching for the best dentist for you or your family's dental care, it's important to find a team you trust in a place you feel comfortable. You also want dentists who stay current on the latest techniques and technologies to provide you and your family comfortable and predictable dental experiences at each dental visit.
We treat patients the way we would want to be treated and we're always here to answer your questions and address your concerns.
We've compiled a list of questions we hear most often from our patients over the decades. If you have a question not answered below, contact us today!
Are clear braces right for me?
If you are unhappy with your smile, specifically because of crooked teeth, we provide teeth-straightening that is virtually invisible. If you schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, they can help determine if Invisalign, ClearCorrect, Sure Smile or an alternative option is best for you. Learn more HERE.
At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?
We recommend bringing your child to the dentist around the age of one. However, if you notice any issues prior to this, call to schedule a pediatric dental exam.
We enjoy treating children and educating them about their oral health. Our goal is to keep visits easy, since frequent visits help us establish a relationship with your child, increase our ability to instill healthy habits and make the dental experience more enjoyable. Learn more about their first visit HERE.
What cosmetic dentistry options do you offer?
Whether you're looking for professional teeth whitening, dental bonding and tooth-colored fillings, veneers or dental implants, we want to help you feel good about your teeth and achieve the smile you've always wanted with cosmetic dentistry that fits most budgets.
No matter the option you choose, the first step is always a consultation with Dr. Brady or Dr. Throckmorton. During this initial exam, they will evaluate your oral health to make sure cosmetic dentistry is a good option for you. They will also discuss your goals with you and help you plan your ideal smile. Find out more about our cosmetic dentistry options HERE.
What is TMJ?
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) refers to the joint that joins your jaw to your skull, but the abbreviation is generally used to describe the dysfunction of this joint, also called temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Symptoms can include jaw, face or neck pain, a headache or a clicking/popping sound.
There are several causes of TMJ, but one of the culprits we see often is bruxism or nocturnal teeth grinding and clenching. In addition to TMJ, bruxism can lead to tooth breakage, enamel erosion, and even tooth loss. Thankfully, our dentists can help! Find out how HERE.
Do you accept my insurance?
We want you to get the care you need without worrying about insurance. However, we understand that it eases your mind to know that your family's insurance is accepted. At Brady Dental Care, we accept a wide variety of dental insurance plans, but we can help whether you are insured or not. We've even created a benefit plan to save you money! Find out about the Brady Dental Care Benefit Plan HERE.
Find more information about payment options, insurance providers and CareCredit on our Finances Page.
If I brush and floss daily, do I still need a professional cleaning?
While it's important to have a good oral care routine at home (which includes brushing and flossing at least twice per day), partnering with your dentist to prevent cavities and gum disease is crucial. Even if you take great care of your teeth, your toothbrush and floss cannot remove the tartar and bacteria that may lead to cavities, emergency dental infections or gum disease. A skilled hygienist, however, can clear away what your toothbrush and floss leave behind.