Coloma Dental Office
7170 State Highway 49 Ste 3, Lotus, CA, 95651
1.Kirkpatrick Steven K DDS
708 Main St
Dr Kirkpatrick is the best. He and his staff are compassionate and caring. Most thorough exam I have ever have. Love that they all treated me with such kindness and patience. Explained everything perf
2.Pleasant Valley Dental
6400 Pleasant Valley Rd
DentistsOral & Maxillofacial SurgeryCosmetic DentistryPediatric Dentistry
I am new to town and was referred to Dr. Goodis. First he got me an appointment before the end of the day when I called at lunchtime.Upon arrival the Dr and his staff made me feel comfortable, made a
3.Dr. Richard Kiholm
3152 Gilmore St
New Patients Welcome Most Insurance Accepted
4.El Dorado Community Health Centers
4327 Golden Center Dr
5.Richard D Whitaker DDS
2825 Easy St
DentistsDental HygienistsDental ClinicsTeeth Whitening Products & Services
Dr. Richard Whitaker is a family and cosmetic dentist, devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful
6.Greenwald Douglas K DDS MS
3168 Turner St
7.State Caton J DDS MS
3171 Washington St
Board certified Periodontist specializing in Periodontics and Dental Implants.
Serving the Diamond Springs area. Make Your Smile Shine Bright.Call Our General Dentists Today!
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- Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
- An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
- A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
- A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
- PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
- When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
- If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
- Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
- Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
- Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
- Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
- Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
- Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
- Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
- Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
- Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.