Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Harker Heights, TX

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When discussing dentistry, many questions can arise. In the area below, you will find there are several questions with their corresponding answers. At Market Heights Family Dental, we believe in honesty and transparency, which is why you are welcome to contact us should you not see your question listed.


How do I know when it’s time to come in for a Dental checkup?

The ADA and our team encourage patients of all ages to visit our dental office at least two times each year. In some cases, patients may need to visit us more often, but we’ll let you know right away and adjust your personalized treatment plan to ensure you maintain the optimal level of oral health.

What precautions do you take to ensure Dental patient safety?

We’re dedicated to following those standards set by the CDC and OSHA. This includes sterilizing and resealing reusable instruments in a state-of-the-art sterilization unit, disinfecting treatment rooms, and taking advantage of disposable products when cost-effective and environmentally conscious. Additionally, our team members will always wear disposable gloves and masks.

My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

In some cases, brushing or flossing too hard can cause bleeding. Another cause of bleeding gums is periodontal disease. Damage in the earliest stages, gingivitis, can typically be reversed with more frequent professional cleanings and a few adjustments to your at-home hygiene routine. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss.

I haven't been to the dentist in years, and I'm ashamed. Is your Dental team judgmental?

Absolutely not! We know people may avoid the dentist for years due to fear, anxiety, lack of time, and several other issues. This is nothing to be embarrassed about. Instead, let us be the first to congratulate you on taking steps to achieve and maintain your healthiest smile! We look forward to working with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that fits your goals, budget, and schedule.

What can you do to improve the appearance of my smile?

We’ll start with a thorough evaluation of your smile, capturing X-rays and digital images, and discussing your goals. Once we have a full understanding of your smile and the irregularities you’re unhappy with, we can begin to plan for any number of cosmetic or restorative treatments to transform your appearance for the better.

Does my Dental insurance cover that?

Generally, dental insurance covers some restorative and preventive procedures. Cosmetic treatment is not usually covered. We accept CareCredit and offer 90-day in-office financing to make esthetic dentistry affordable for all of our patients.

I avoid dental visits because of this normal? Can you help?

Many of the patients we see each year experience some level of dental fear or anxiety. It’s perfectly normal. We work hard to help patients feel welcome and at ease throughout treatment, but for those patients who need a little extra help relaxing, we offer dental sedation. Ask about your sedative options during your next visit.