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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions – Deer Park, TX

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Choosing the right dental office for you and your family can be a challenging decision. You want to make sure it will be a good fit and meet your needs, but with Deer Park Dental - Gregg Mosley, DDS, you don’t have to wonder—we have provided answers to frequently asked dentistry questions that we’ve heard many times from patients in the past. Take a look at our responses, and if you still have questions about our services or our dental office, feel free to contact us and ask!

Do I really need to visit the dentist every six months?

We strongly recommend that you regularly come into our dental office in Deer Park. Why? Oral problems don’t take a lot of time to develop. In just a few short months, bacteria in your mouth can attack your teeth and gums. At your checkup and cleaning appointment, Dr. Mosley thoroughly examines your mouth to find cavities and other issues before they cause severe damage to your smile, and then we remove plaque from your teeth, stopping future problems from developing.

Does a root canal hurt?

Although you may be in pain before a root canal is performed, you should be perfectly comfortable during the procedure itself. In fact, a root canal is meant to relieve any pain you may be experiencing. With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Mosley has performed countless root canals gently and can guide you through the whole process. If necessary, we can also give you nitrous oxide, which is an effective sedative.

What type(s) of teeth whitening do you offer?

With us, you can choose whether to whiten your teeth in our office in one appointment or in the comfort of your own home over the course of a few weeks. Although in-office treatment and at-home whitening differ in the timeline, they both end in dramatically brighter results. Depending on your needs and when you want to reach your whiter smile, Dr. Mosley will recommend the treatment that fits your lifestyle.

Why would I need to wear a mouthguard while I sleep?

While sports mouthguards protect your teeth from an impact, night guards keep you from grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep. This habit, called bruxism, wears down your tooth enamel and makes it easier for your teeth to crack or break later down the road. A night guard separates your upper and lower teeth, ensuring your long-term oral health.

What are the benefits of making my smile more visually appealing?

A beautiful smile can have a huge impact on how others perceive you and how you perceive yourself. Studies show that people with an attractive smile are considered more trustworthy, happier, healthier, and friendlier. When you don’t feel self-conscious about how your smile looks, you can enjoy more confidence in social and professional situations, which can help you reach your goals.

Are you in-network with my dental insurance?

We are proud to be in-network with Delta Dental and Sun Life Financial. Even if we are not in-network with your dental insurance, we’ll be happy to handle the paperwork and file claims on your behalf. Plus, our team can give you valuable advice for saving money on your dental care.