Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Rockville, MD

Ask Your Rockville Dentist

We always strive to put our patients at ease, and sometimes, the best way to do this is to simply answer their questions. Below, you’ll find our responses to some of the questions we receive most often, but if there is anything else you’d like to ask, you are always welcome to give us a call.

How often should I see a dentist?

Dr. Modarres, along with the American Dental Association, recommends that each person should receive a professional check-up and cleaning at least twice a year in order to avoid the most common dental issues.

Should I use a manual or electric toothbrush?

Honestly, both types of toothbrushes are proven effective when it comes to removing cavity-causing plaque, so if you have good dental health, there is no need to switch from one to the other! They each have their own unique advantages, but electric brushes are typically better for small children and those with mobility issues because they make it easier to clean the hard-to-reach surfaces of the teeth.

Are bleeding gums a big deal?

Bleeding gums can indicate many things. Do they only bleed when you brush and floss? If so, you may just need to lighten up a bit when cleaning your teeth. If the bleeding continues despite doing this, however, then you might have a minor gum infection. In this case, you should schedule an appointment with us right away so we can take care of the problem before it becomes more severe.

How long will it take to fix my tooth?

The time needed to repair a tooth can vary depending on the type and degree of damage it has suffered. Minor cavities and small chips can usually be fixed in a single appointment, while cracks and chips typically take two appointments because a crown has to be designed and fabricated. We’ll let you know how long it will take when you come to see us.

Will you take my dental insurance?

Yes! We are in-network with all PPOs and can work with several out-of-network plans as well. If you have insurance, you can trust that our dental office will be able to use it to help you save on your care. To learn how much, give us a call today.

I don’t have insurance. How else can I pay for my dental care?

Patients have the option to sign up for low-to-no interest financing through CareCredit on our website to help break up the cost of treatment. If you ever have any financial concerns, just let our team know, and we’ll work out an arrangement so you’re able to get what you need without breaking your budget in the process.