Young Smiles Dental is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Please note that our office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
How do i schedule an appointment?
Dental appointments are an excused absence. Missing school can be kept to a minimum when regular dental care is continued. For your convenience, we offer the following methods to schedule your appointments:
Online scheduling: To request appointment availability, please click here to fill out the form.
Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.
Call our office at 740-383-3223.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date or day of the week and time range, and our
scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.
How often should i schedule regular check-Ups?
The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly exams and cleanings. Some people may need more frequent check-ups based on their dental needs. After your first exam, we’ll be able to determine the best frequency for your dental health.
List of current medications and medical conditions.
X-rays taken in the last 6 months (if available)
What if i need to reschedule?
Since appointed times are reserved exclusively for each patient we ask that you please notify our office 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time if you are unable to keep your appointment. Another patient, who needs our care, could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to notify them. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard.
What payment options do you offer?
Young Smiles Dental offers several payment options:
Insurance – For your convenience, we will submit your insurance claims.
Do you require payment at the time of the visit?
If you have insurance through one of our approved providers, only your estimated portion of the fees will be required at the time of service.
If you do not have insurance, we will require payment at the time of service or as specified in your payment plan
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, we accept most major insurance plans. Please contact our office to verify your insurance is one of our accepted providers.
Do you accept Carecredit payments?
We are pleased to accept CareCredit, a medical credit card that can be used for dental health expenses. For more information, please ask our staff or visit the website at www.CareCredit.com.
What services do you provide?
Young Smiles Dental provides general, pediatric, cosmetic and restorative dental services. Please click on Our Services tab for more details.
What happens during my first visit?
We will conduct a thorough examination on your first visit to determine the best course of action to achieve dental health and your goals. We will:
Take full mouth x-rays to identify any current problems and to use as a baseline on future visits to detect early signs of problems.
Assess gum condition and health.
Examine teeth for cavities and condition of old dental restorations.
Perform a head and neck exam, including salivary glands and lymph nodes, for swelling or other abnormalities.
Screen for oral cancer and TMJ (jaw joint).
Clean and polish your teeth.
Why do i need to discuss my medical conditions with the dentist?
Many health conditions are indicated in the mouth and can affect oral health, so your medical information is very important in diagnosing issues with your teeth, gums and mouth.
How often do fillings need to be replaced?
Fillings can last for many years, but over time they wear down, discolor, crack and sometimes fall out. Early detection of problems with fillings can help you avoid getting cavities under the filling and causing more serious decay. Let us know if you’re experiencing any pain. We’ll check your fillings at every visit to determine if any need to be replaced.
Do you use composite (Tooth colored) or amalgam (silver) fillings?
Composite fillings are widely preferred to amalgam today to fill new cavities and replace old fillings needing repair. However, there are some instances when amalgam is still recommended, based on your individual health profile. In addition, some insurance providers will not approve composite fillings in posterior teeth, which would increase your out-of-pocket expenses.
Are X-rays necessary?
Absolutely. Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools. Many oral conditions occur between teeth or under the gums or bones, undetectable by the human eye, and may have no early signs or symptoms. Left untreated, these conditions can create serious dental and general health problems, including loss of teeth and heart problems. Early detection with x-rays can make treatment much less painful, faster, and less expensive. The American Dental Association recommends getting a full series every three years
Toothache : Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, contact your child’s dentist. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching tooth. If the face is swollen, apply cold compresses and contact your dentist immediately.
Cut or bitten tongue, lip or cheek : Apply ice to injured areas to help control swelling. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If bleeding cannot be controlled by simple pressure, call a doctor or visit the hospital emergency room.
Knocked out permanent tooth : If possible, find the tooth. Handle it by the crown, not by the root. You may rinse the tooth with water only. DO NOT clean with soap, scrub or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it is found,try to reinsert it in the socket. Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting on a gauze or clean cloth. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing the patient’s saliva or milk, NOT water. If the patient is old enough, the tooth may also be carried in the patient’s mouth (beside the cheek). Bring the patient to Young Smiles Dental IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.
Knocked Out baby tooth : Contact Young Smiles Dental. Unlike with a permanent tooth, the baby tooth should not be replanted due to possible damage to the developing permanent tooth. In most cases, no treatment is necessary
Chipped or fractured permanent tooth : Contact Young Smiles Dental immediately. Quick action can save the tooth,prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If possible, locate and save any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you to the dentist.
Severe blow to the head : Take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately.
Possible broken or fractured jaw : Keep the jaw from moving and take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.