We have gathered some frequently asked questions by patients of our clinic and dentists in general. Should you have a questions that is not the list, feel free to contact us with our Contact Form or call us at 402-932-0282.Message Us
Q. What is dentistry?
A. Dentistry is the medical practice that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing conditions, disorders, and diseases of the teeth, gums, mouth, jaw, and surrounding structures. Dentistry is a necessary component of maintaining complete wellness because many dental conditions can impact your overall health.
Q. What makes a good dentist?
A. A good dentist embodies the principles of honesty and commitment to improving their patients' life and health. Dentists are scientist by education, a doctor by profession, and an artist by passion.
Q. Why is visiting the dentist so important?
A. Regular visits to the dentist will help keep your teeth and mouth healthy because we can help you prevent oral health problems and maintain whole-body wellness. In dentistry, we believe that the mouth is the gateway to the body because many oral health issues can manifest in other parts of the body or be harbingers of future health problems. Visiting the dentist will help keep your teeth clean, beautiful, and healthy.
Q. What types of services do we provide?
A. At Dentistry for Health, we offer comprehensive dental services for every need. We begin each visit with a thorough dental examination using X-rays. As one of the early adopters of three-dimensional imaging of the head and neck, we also use 3D CBCT technology as necessary.
We perform all conventional dentistry consisting of routine cleanings, restorative dentistry, periodontal care, crowns, bridges, extractions, cosmetic veneers, dentures, bonding, and bleaching. Our team also has extensive experience in restorative procedures like All-on-4 implants and fixed prosthetic appliances like Clear Choice. We are also trained in airway and TMJ evaluation and management.
Q. What should I look for when choosing the right dentist for me?
A. Dentists come in all “shapes and sizes,” but what sets one aside from the others is their level of passion and commitment to their profession and their patients. We are big believers in sharing and understanding each individual’s values. Dr. Khan is very passionate and committed to her profession, as evidenced by her dedication to being a lifetime learner. Dr. Kahn and our staff are always looking for continuing education opportunities to grow their skills and hone their craft.
Q. What is considered cosmetic dentistry?
A. Cosmetic dentistry is a specialization that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. Comprehensive dentistry is driven by both function and form, so even in cosmetic dentistry, the functionality of your teeth is supremely important.
Q. What makes our practice unique?
A. Dentistry for Health is unique in that we have matched the expertise of our practitioners with a dental office fully equipped with the most advanced technology. Our practice has balanced the elements that make us a qualified medical provider with a comfortable and welcoming environment for our patients.
The culture and values of our practice are reflected in our interactions with our clients, peers, and our community. Kindness and empathy are deeply ingrained values in our team, which has been working together for 20 years, giving us the ability to practice dentistry more efficiently than other dental offices.
Q. At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?
A. Assuming you are not noticing any issues like speech delay, difficulty with swallowing, or tethered tissue (tongue tie or lip tie), 2½ years is the usual age for a child’s first visit.
Q. How often should I see the dentist?
A. We recommend that everyone visit the dentist at least once every six months. This allows us to help keep your teeth healthy and spot the early signs of dental problems before they worsen.