Seymour Dental Associates PLLC
Exceptional Family Dental Care

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Seymour Dental Associates, we encourage our patients to take charge of their dental health, and we're here to help!

That means you may have questions, and we hope you do. We've compiled a few of the questions we hear most, but if you don't find the answer you're looking for, we invite you to call our dental office at (865) 579-3368 and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members who would be happy to answer your questions.

General

Dental insurance can be a helpful tool in reducing the cost of specific procedures, and we work with many types of dental insurance. However, since each plan is vastly different, even within the same dental insurance companies, it can be tricky to understand and navigate your dental benefits on your own.

Our knowledgeable team is happy to help you maximize your benefits.

We also offer different payment options at Seymour Dental Associates to help you make the treatment you need affordable for your budget. 

We work with third-party financing companies like CareCredit that offer plans for patients who want to make monthly payments for more extensive treatment plans. There are even plans that are interest-free for well-qualified patients. CareCredit is easy to apply for and gives you a quick decision, so you can move forward with the dental treatment you need.

Dr. Corey and Dr. Haley never want finances to keep you from receiving the dental treatment you need to maintain your healthy and beautiful smile. We are happy to review your treatment options with you and help you select the ones that best suit your lifestyle and budget.

Don't hesitate to call your Seymour dentists at (865) 579-3368 if you have questions about your dental insurance.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Most of us are not born with "Hollywood" smiles; however, the good news is that cosmetic dentistry in Seymour, TN, offers plenty of options and solutions for improving your smile.

Are you living with broken, worn, or chipped teeth? Maybe tooth staining or discoloration causes you to hide your smile? Or, perhaps gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth keep you from smiling confidently.

At Seymour Dental Associates, we have solutions for you, whatever your unique situation may be. Some of the cosmetic dental services Dr. Cory or Dr. Haley may recommend for you are:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Porcelain veneers or crowns
  • Dental bonding
  • Tooth implants

The first step in learning more about what's possible for your smile is to contact Seymour Dental Associates to schedule a smile evaluation with our dentists.

They'll take the time to talk with you to learn what's important to you about your smile and what changes you'd like to make. Then they'll use x-rays, photos, and a thorough examination to help determine the best procedures to help you reach your goals.

Achieving the smile you've always wanted isn't hard when you have the right dental team on your side! Contact your cosmetic dentist in Seymour today at (865) 579-3368 to schedule a convenient time for your smile evaluation.

Family Dentistry

During your first visit for a thorough examination at Seymour Dental Associates, you will meet with one of our dentists. This first meeting allows us to get to know you, discuss your past dental and health history, and talk about your concerns and goals for your smile.

We will take x-rays and photos along with our examination to evaluate where you're currently at with your dental health. This information helps us recommend treatment that you may need to help you reach your smile goals.

We'll also determine what dental cleaning is appropriate for you and schedule it for your next visit. For example, healthy patients will benefit from a standard professional teeth cleaning. Patients managing gum disease may need a deeper cleaning that reaches below the gum line and removes plaque and bacteria that cause the infection.

Our primary objective is to get to know you so we can help you reach your dental goals, and the time we spend together on our first visit allows us to do this. We value the long-term relationships we build with our patients and look forward to serving you for many years!

If you haven't scheduled your first appointment at Seymour Dental Associates, we invite you to call us today. We look forward to meeting you!

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dental visits are the key to maintaining your oral and overall health. These visits help protect you from gum disease that impacts your general health by contributing to inflammation in your body that causes problems like:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Dementia
  • High blood pressure
  • Low birthweight babies
  • Stroke

Patients managing gum disease may need additional cleanings throughout the year to keep their condition under control. Your Seymour dentist and hygienist will work together to determine how often you should have your teeth cleaned.

Healthy patients can visit their dentist every six months for preventive teeth cleanings and checkups. Our dentists will screen you for problems like tooth decay and gum disease during these visits. The earlier we can detect these concerns, the better your chances are of successfully treating them.

Our dentists will also screen you for oral cancer during your preventive exams. Did you know that approximately 11,000 people will die due to oral cancer this year? Unfortunately, oral cancer is often left undetected, which means it progresses and becomes more dangerous before it's ever found. Detecting oral cancer early gives you the best chance of treating it and beating it. 

Call your Seymour Dentist at (865) 579-3368 if it's time for your next teeth cleaning and checkup.

The answer to this question is - yes, definitely! Brushing your teeth combined with flossing is the best way to protect your smile from tooth decay and gum disease.

Plaque and bacteria build up after eating meals, and brushing your teeth can only reach your teeth's front and back surfaces. Flossing gets between your teeth, where plaque can hide and build up.

And yes - you can get cavities in between your teeth, so it's important to use dental floss to remove plaque buildup in between your teeth before it becomes problematic.

Flossing your teeth is simple and doesn't have to take a long time. You can use flossers or start with about 18 inches if you're using a roll of floss. Wrap the floss around a finger on each hand so it is taut and gently work it between each tooth in a c-shape motion. Be sure to use a clean piece of floss around each tooth so you're not spreading the plaque to other teeth.

If you have questions about flossing your teeth or using proper flossing techniques, you can contact your team at Seymour Dental Associates or talk with your hygienist during your next dental cleaning.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Are you considering teeth whitening to brighten your smile, but you're unsure if professional bleaching or over-the-counter products would be better?

During professional teeth whitening at Seymour Dental Associates, your dentist uses customized bleaching trays to whiten your smile and take years off your appearance. We make plastic teeth whitening trays for you with impressions we take of your teeth to ensure a snug fit when applying the gel.

Now you might wonder if professional teeth whitening in Seymour is actually better than the products you can buy at the store. The answer is yes, and here's why:

  • Your dentist has a stronger whitening gel than you can find at the store, which is more effective and produces results faster. 
  • It's safer for your smile if you bleach your teeth under the supervision of your dentist since they can help you if you encounter problems with tooth sensitivity.
  • The customized teeth whitening trays that your Seymour dentist makes for you ensure that you don't encounter any problems with whitening gel escaping onto your gums and soft tissues.

Are you ready to learn more about what's possible for your smile? Contact your team at Seymour Dental Associates today at (865) 579-3368 to schedule an evaluation where you can learn about the options and possibilities for your smile.

 

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