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FAQs

Why should I visit Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield every 6 months, if my teeth feel fine?

When it comes to teeth, looks and feels can be deceiving. Many issues that can be detrimental if left untreated have little or no symptoms until they are severe. Visiting a dentist every six months helps to assess your oral health consistently and makes it easier to spot irregularities that may be indicative of a more serious underlying concern. That’s why we screen for gum disease, TMJ, bruxism and oral cancer at every checkup.

Why do I need x-rays?

X-rays allow our skilled dental health care team to diagnose any concerns that can’t be seen with the naked eye including cavities, cracks, breaks beneath the gum line, decay between teeth, and concerns with jawbone and gum tissue health that might go unnoticed. The frequency with which you receive x-rays is determined by many factors including age, dental health condition, and past treatments. Talk to your dentist about how often you should receive x-rays.

Why are dental cleanings important?

Regular cleanings with one of our skilled hygienists are essential to preventing dental health issues. Most of the oral health problems we treat are caused by bacteria. These bacteria are able to bond to our teeth by creating a protective coating of biofilm that daily brushing and flossing may be unable to remove. These bacteria can then multiply causing plaque buildup, tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental health concerns. Our experienced hygienists breakdown the biofilm layer, and remove bacteria that your at-home care can’t eliminate.

Do you accept my insurance?

We accept most dental insurance providers. If you want to know more about your coverage, please contact us. Our friendly staff will help you determine your coverage, and help you with any questions you may have about payment.

I’m not from Bloomfield, why should I make the drive?

Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield has gained a reputation for being one of the best dental practices in the area. We offer more variety, full family, up-to-date dental care than any other local offices, and we do all of that with a personal, friendly touch that makes your health, comfort and happiness the center of our practice. We welcome patients from the surrounding areas including West Hartford, Bloomfield, Avon, Windsor,  Simsbury, Hartford and Granby.