FAQ'S

  Are you accepting new patients?
Yes we are currently accepting new patients. 
 
  Do you accept referrals?
Yes we do!

In fact, as a family practice we sincerely hope that patients have the confidence and satisfaction to refer their friends and family to our office. 
 
  What makes your office different than any other dental office?
 
  • Spring Farm Dental is an established family practice
  • We respect the busy lifestyles of our patients and try to accommodate wherever possible
  • Our staff takes the time with each patient to ensure quality treatment is provided and to involve patients in making decisions about his/her oral health and well-being
  • Our goal is to involve the patient in the process of achieving and maintaining his/her oral health
  • We utilize only the latest, most effective and efficient dental technology
 
  What is the best way to keep my teeth clean?

Regular brushing and flossing is the basis of good dental hygiene. Brushing should be done several times a day, preferably after each meal, though flossing can be done just at bedtime. A soft toothbrush is recommended.

Also seeing your dental hygienist every six months. However, due to certain gum conditions some individuals may require a more frequent cleaning schedule. Brushing and flossing if done faithfully will remove most plaque but any that remains will harden into tartar, which cannot be brushed off. The dental hygienist will remove it, along with accumulated stains from coffee, tea, soda and red wine.
 
  What are wisdom teeth and why are they so often removed?

These teeth are the last to develop and the last to appear as we reach maturity. Sometimes, they don't appear but become impacted inside the gum. This occurs because our jawbones have a finite amount of space for teeth, and since these are the last to erupt, there may not be enough space for them.

When there is a space problem and poor alignment or impaction, it is usually best to remove the wisdom teeth, preventing future problems that could include infection in the jaw or premature loss of the healthy teeth ahead of the wisdom teeth.
 
  I do not like my metal fillings. Can these be changed to white fillings so that they do not show when I smile?

Metal fillings are made of silver/amalgam, and they are designed to last about eight years. An old amalgam filling may break down, leak, or decay can begin under the filling. Furthermore, the FDA recently overturned its stance on amalgams. You see, dental amalgam contains mercury, a harmful heavy metal. The FDA now warns people who are pregnant or have mercury allergies, as well as young children, to avoid amalgam fillings. At Springfarm Dental, we place tooth-colored fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays, so you can have peace of mind that your dental work does not contain harmful mercury. White dental work will also keep your smile white and beautiful, so you can eat and speak with confidence.