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Dental Cleaning

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

Our team recommends booking a cleaning and check-up every six months. By doing this, our dentist and hygienist can keep an eye on your oral health and address any issues as soon as they arise. However, depending on what your mouth needs, you may have to visit more often than every six months.

Are cleanings covered by insurance?

Most dental insurance plans allow you to have 100% coverage for basic preventive care. This includes checkups, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatment, and other basic services. For more in-depth periodontal (“deep”) cleaning, your coverage may be anywhere between 50%-80%, depending on the specifics of your plan. Our office will work with you to confirm your benefits and help you understand your insurance policy so you always understand your out-of-pocket costs.

How often should I see the dentist?

You should expect to visit your dentist at least twice yearly, or every six months. In addition to receiving preventive care at our practice regularly, please don't hesitate to contact us if you are experiencing pain or have a dental emergency. Our team will be more than happy to assist you and made sure you’re seen as soon as possible.

Do dental cleanings hurt?

A trained member of our hygiene team will perform your teeth cleaning, ensuring you are comfortable during the entire process. If you currently have gum disease, some tenderness or bleeding may occur. However, your hygienist will work very gently to prevent any pain or discomfort.

Pediatric Dentistry

How can I help my child prevent cavities?

While young children are more prone to cavities than older kids and teens, it’s important to help them develop good habits. Teach your child to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and to floss daily. Try to limit sugary foods, beverages, and snacks as much as possible. These treats break down your child’s enamel over time and cause cavities. You can also prevent cavities by getting sealants applied to the surfaces of your child’s back teeth, sealing out cavity-causing bacteria.

How often should my child see the dentist?

Be sure to book dental checkups every six months, or as recommended by your child’s dentist. Keeping a regular preventive care schedule will help keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong.

What can I expect during my child’s first dental visit?

You and your child can expect gentle and personalized attention designed to make your child feel comfortable at all times. We will take our time to help your child relax and explain every step of their appointment, and keep them calm throughout their appointment. Our team is trained to treat children with a gentle and nurturing approach so your child will look forward to dentist visits rather than dreading them.

When should I take my child for their first dental visit?

Children need to see the dentist regularly just like their parents do. You can expect to take your child to their first dental appointment by their first birthday, or when their first tooth comes in. This will allow your child’s dentist to monitor the growth and development of their teeth and jaws, making timely treatment recommendations should issues arise.


Can teens get Invisalign?

While many adults benefit from Invisalign, we offer Invisalign treatment options specifically designed for teenagers. Many teens can benefit from Invisalign given its convenience and flexibility compared to traditional metal braces.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners are practically invisible when you speak, smile, or laugh They are also removable, so you can eat and drink whatever you want without worrying about damaging them or limiting your diet. This makes Invisalign a great choice for busy adults or teens who participate in sports or other physical activities, as metal braces can be difficult to work around.

Is Invisalign covered by insurance?

In some cases, yes. The cost of Invisalign treatment may be covered by insurance, but it depends on the type of plan you have. Some comprehensive dental plans consider Invisalign to be part of orthodontic coverage, while others view it as an elective or cosmetic procedure. Our team will confirm your insurance benefits and provide a cost estimation so you know what your insurance covers. We will also present all payment and financing options we have available.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of your treatment will depend on your unique treatment needs. Your dentist will discuss your treatment plan during your consultation, and our team will provide an estimation of all treatment costs based on that plan. Invisalign treatment is generally comparable to braces in terms of price, making it affordable for most patients.


What do veneers fix?

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that bond to the front of your teeth. They're an ideal solution for treating a variety of cosmetic dental concerns, such as chips, cracks, worn enamel, discolouration, gaps between teeth and irregularly shaped teeth. Once the veneers have been placed over your teeth, you can enjoy a bright new smile that looks and feels totally natural!

How long do veneers last?

Veneers are created from dental porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin for their ability to resist staining and damage over time. With good at-home care and regular dental checkups with your dentist, you can expect your porcelain veneers to last 10-15 years. Ceramic veneers can last 20 years due to their increased strength and durability. Composite resin veneers may last 7-10 years and will need to be replaced sooner than your other veneer options.

Do veneers hurt?

Depending on the type of veneer you choose, you can expect 2-3 appointments over 2-4 weeks for your complete treatment experience. This includes a consultation, teeth preparation, fabrication and application. Composite resin veneers may only require 1-2 visit, while porcelain or ceramic require additional appointments for tooth preparation.

What are veneers made out of?

Dr. Langdon and the team offer high-quality veneers made from porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin. We select our materials carefully, based on their lifelike properties and durability.


How long do implants last?

When it comes to the longevity of dental implants, the answer is that they can last a lifetime with proper care. However, it is important to keep in mind that each individual case is unique and some people may experience complications that can shorten the lifespan of their implants. The most important factor in determining how long your dental implants will last is how well you practice good at-home dental hygiene. Good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings are the best way to extend the lifetime of your dental implant.

What happens if I don’t get a dental implants?

It’s important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. When you lose teeth, it becomes difficult to chew your food properly. This leads to digestive problems and poor nutrition over time, causing other health issues. Additionally, your jaw will start to shrink after tooth loss, causing the muscles in your face to sag. To maintain your natural appearance and the full function of your bite, be sure to talk to your dentist about your tooth replacement options today.

Do you offer dental financing?

We are happy to announce that our office has partnered with a third-party dental financing service! This allows you to get the care you need now and pay back the loan on a monthly basis.

How many appointments does it take to get dental implants?

Implant treatment typically requires several office visits over the course of several months to fully complete. This includes an initial consultation, surgical procedure, follow-ups to monitor your progress and any other appointments needed throughout the process.

Do implants hurt?

An implant is inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. After the implant is placed and an artificial tooth is attached to it, your replacement tooth will look, feel, and function just like a natural one. Be sure to follow our post-operative care instructions to reduce any discomfort you experience while your mouth heals so that you recover comfortably.


Do over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments work?

The bleaching gels in store-bought whitening products are weaker than what our dentists provide. This is why it may take many uses over days or weeks to see any visible results from at-home kits. By choosing professional teeth whitening, you will see immediate results of up to 3-5 shades. Be sure to book follow-ups as needed if you want even more dramatic results.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

The amount you spend on your cosmetic dental procedure will depend on how extensive the work required is. Don't worry – we will go over all of the costs with you and provide a list of payment options before we begin any treatment. We also offer flexible dental financing to fit teeth whitening into your budget.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is generally very safe. It is a procedure that has both low risks and high rewards for millions of people every year. Our peroxide-based bleaching treatments use ingredients that brighten your teeth without damaging the enamel, while also limiting irritation to your sensitive gums.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Typically, no, teeth whitening is not a painful procedure for the majority of patients. You may feel some sensitivity in your teeth after the treatment, but this subsides quickly. Your dentist will take every precaution necessary to protect your teeth and gums during the process to minimize any discomfort you may feel.


Do I need to see an emergency dentist?

Dental emergencies such as an infection, injury, or other condition should be treated by a dentist immediately. Putting off care will only make your symptoms last longer and could cause your condition to get worse. Trained dental professionals are available to help you, so don't hesitate to reach out for assistance.

Should I go to the ER for a dental emergency?

We understand that sometimes dentist offices can seem daunting, but don’t hesitate to call. Unless you're experiencing uncontrolled bleeding or swelling, your local dentist should be your first choice for urgent care. Emergency rooms are not equipped to handle problems with the teeth, gums, and other structures of the mouth.

Is an emergency dental exam expensive?

Depending on the severity of your emergency and any other necessary treatments, the cost will vary. With that being said, we pride ourselves in offering affordable dental care without compromising quality. If you're worried about financing, don't be! We have many options available to make sure you can afford the best possible care.

Can I see the dentist today?

Your convenience is always a priority at Cranberry Hill Dentistry. To make sure we can see you as soon as possible, we offer same-day or next-day appointments. Walk-ins are also accepted as scheduling permits. If you have an accident or emergency, please give us a call so we can accommodate you.