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By: Dawn K.
Aspen Dental
I had the earliest appointment on a Monday. I just wanted my teeth cleaned. I did not want ex-rays. I have heathly teeth!!! I was forced to have ex-ray after waiting in the Lobby for over an hour. I waited and waited. I had a quick check up and finally a cleaning. I was at the office from 9-1:30. Yes 4 and 1/2 hours to have my teeth cleaned! Waste of my time. I meet with someone regarding costs and I was told my insurance would cove the intire bill. Now I receive a bill for $108. Insurance stated over 1/2 the bill should be written off. Now I get to spend more time fighting the bill. Yikes what a complete waste of my time! I wasn't going to complain until I have to waste time fighting over the bill.
By: Karen D.
Elite Dentistry
I recently had extensive dental work done at Elite Dentistry. I do not typically like having dental work done. I was so pleasantly surprised I was treated SO kind. The staff was amazing! I never had a moment of discomfort! The doctor has all the latest in up to date technology that ensures painless successful dental procedures. I really appreciate the top notch care I received! I have a new dental home for life! Thank you Elite Dentistry! I actually do not dread coming to the dentist now! My smile is now healthy and beautiful!!����
By: Todd B.
Elite Dentistry
Beware of the bait and switch...if you have any major work done they will ask you to sign a firm quote to accept the procedure along with the costs for each visit. Then once the you have done a couple of visits they will not honor the quote and double the amount you owe. If you question the office staff on this she will run to the head dentist and have them send you a certified letter refusing you future service.
By: Deborah B.
Birckhead, Jim R DDS
This man is the best you'll find,he makes extractions the easiest and least painful of any dentist I've been to in all my 56 years he honestly tries to make your experience as pain free as is possible, I've referred many people to him and they have come back and thanked me for referring the to him, in sdfition, he is a fine Christian man and his staff makes you free like family, if he hadn't already extracted all of my teeth except my sweet tooth I'd be back in his chair in a heart beat give him a try and I promise you,you'll be very pleased that you found him
Tips & Advices
  • 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.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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