FAQ: Commonly asked Questions about Dental Care at BFSD
How often should I visit the dentist?
It is recommended to visit the dentist twice per year. Others who are at risk for developing dental disease may need to visit every three to four months. Dental care is a personal thing; since everyone has unique needs, our team formulates a personalized treatment plan just for you.
When should I start to bring my child to the dentist?
We recommend bringing your child to see the dentist before their first birthday. Kids start to develop teeth early – from 6 months to 1 year old. The sooner you start your kids on a regular dental care schedule with a family dentist near you, the better. Not only can we make sure their dental health starts out on the right foot and spot problems before they become big, but kids who have a long-term relationship with a family dentist tend to have less anxiety about dental cleanings. Just like adults, children should continue to visit the dentist at least twice per year.
Do you accept dental insurance?
We accept most forms of insurance and will work with you to ensure you get the most from your dental benefits. As a family dentist, we’ve a lot of experience with all the different insurance carriers, and know the best ways to help you take advantage of the coverage you deserve.
What should I expect on my first visit?
We will ask about your medical history and will probably order some x-rays, so our dentists have a good idea of where you’re dental care should start out. Dr. Schmerler and Dr. Malavich will evaluate your overall dental health and conduct an oral cancer screening. Together, our dentists and you will formulate a treatment plan that meets your needs. One of our experienced dental hygienists will clean your teeth and discuss your oral health. There’s no need to be nervous just because it’s your first visit – we provide gentle, friendly dental care and pride ourselves on keeping even our most nervous patients calm while they’re in the chair.
How long will my first visit last?
Your dental cleaning and initial exam will last about an hour.
I know I need a lot of dental work! How can I minimize my office visits and still get my necessary treatment?
At Beckham Square Family Dental, we understand hectic work and family schedules. Our dentists will often be able to perform additional dental work the SAME DAY as your initial evaluation! Our team will always work with you and your schedule to minimize visits and maximize your oral health.
I do not like the way my teeth look. What can I do to change it?
I am afraid of the dentist. What should I do?
You are not alone! Many patients express anxiety about their visit. At Beckham Square Family Dental, we do everything to ensure a relaxing, stress-free environment. As part of your treatment, our dentists can discuss anxiety-reducing medications and techniques
Are silver fillings safe?
The ADA, FDA, and numerous public health studies have confirmed the safety of dental amalgam (silver fillings). However, these can be dark and unsightly. Whenever possible we place white, tooth colored composite resin fillings for an esthetically beautiful smile!
I’m looking for a dentist near me. Where is your dentist office located?
Just one block from I-275, we’re conveniently located close to most Cincinnati area communities. Please visit our contact page for a map and more info.