Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Cartersville, GA

Ask Your Cartersville Dentist

Want to know more about our office or a certain kind of treatment? We’re always willing to take the time to answer your questions, and below, we’ve gone ahead and responded to some of the most popular ones we receive. Be sure to give us a call if there is anything else you would like to ask!


How can I know when it’s time to go to the dentist?

The average person should visit the dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning, and it’s always wise to schedule an appointment if you experience any out-of-the-ordinary oral symptoms, namely pain. Between routine visits and coming to see us as soon as something odd pops up, we can stop most major problems before they ever happen.

Which type of toothbrush should I be using?

In truth, it mostly doesn’t matter whether you use an electric or manual toothbrush as long as you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each. So, we recommend that you and your loved ones choose any brush that you’ll use consistently. Another thing to keep in mind is that it should be a soft-bristled brush, as hard bristles can actually damage the enamel.

What is the best type of toothpaste?

Despite all the varieties you’ll see on store shelves, most commercially available toothpastes are largely the same when you look at their ingredients. So, you’re safe choosing any type or brand that has the American Dental Association seal of approval. We highly recommend fluoridated toothpaste, and beyond that, you’re free to choose whatever flavor you like!

Why would I get Botox from a dentist?

Dentists receive a lot of training learning about the facial anatomy and giving safe injections, so they are actually a natural fit for providing Botox. Plus, many wrinkles only appear when someone smiles, so having a doctor that can improve your smile both from a dental and facial perspective is extremely convenient!

Will you accept my dental insurance?

In all likelihood, yes! We accept most dental insurance plans and are in-network with many popular providers. To see how we could use your coverage to help you save on your care, give our team a call today with your membership information nearby.

I don’t have insurance. What are other ways I can pay for my dental care?

You can sign up for CareCredit through our website, which is a third-party financier used by thousands of healthcare providers around the country. It can allow you to space out paying for your treatments with little-to-no interest. To learn more and sign up, visit our For Patients page.