133 E Mayne Street Blue Grass, IA 52726 | email: email@example.com | call: (563) 381-4830
We work hard to be sensitive, conscientious healthcare providers by
using our professional skills and being responsive to your needs.
Dental technology has come a long way from what you might
remember. Welcome to comfortable dentistry... really!!
Here’s what to expect for your initial appointment
•People with certain heart conditions or those who have had a joint
replacement procedure done are at special risk during dental work.
You may need to take an antibiotic before having any dental work
done (including cleanings). If you fall into either category, please let us
know or contact your medical doctor at least 48 hours prior to your
•On the day of your appointment, please try to come in about 10
minutes earlier than your appointment time to complete a questionnaire that includes personal information, medical history, HIPPA, and office policies.
•Please be prepared to inform us of any allergies you have, sensitivity to anesthetics, and long-term medications you take for your health conditions.
•Please bring your insurance card(s), if applicable, and a photo ID
Infants and children are not immune to oral health problems. What your children eat affects their teeth. Sugars (found in cake, cookies, candy, milk and juice) and starches (found in pretzels and potato chips) can cause tooth decay. Add to this the fact that it is more difficult to clean babies' and children's teeth, you can see why debris tends to remain in children's teeth. The remaining debris results in bacteria growth and, ultimately, tooth decay. Although baby teeth (deciduous or primary teeth) are eventually replaced with permanent teeth, healthy baby teeth are fundamental to a child's overall health and development.
Baby Teeth Cleaning: Baby teeth should be cleaned as soon as they erupt. Clean your baby's teeth with a soft washcloth or gauze after every bottle or meal. When more than one tooth erupts, you can soak a small-bristled child-sized (age-appropriate) toothbrush in warm water before using it on your baby's teeth, as instructed by your dentist.
First Dental Visit: As soon as a child has teeth, cavities can form. Make sure you are giving good dental care at home. Unless your child is experiencing dental pain or problems, plan on the first dental visit around age 3. We like to make sure they are mature enough to understand what's going. It should not be a scary experience for them. We encourage you to bring them with you to your appointments. This allows the opportunity to get acquainted with the office and our staff. We can start building a relationship from the beginning. This will allow for their first appointment to be more comfortable and relaxed.
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Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride is a major component in the prevention of childhood dental caries. This is because fluoride alters the molecular structure of the tooth, making it more resistant to acid attack and decay.
Dental Flossing: Parent-assisted dental flossing should commence when two teeth erupt next to each other. Independent flossing should occur when children have the ability to do it on their own (often by six years of age).
Mouth Washing: Mouth washing is usually recommended by age seven, provided your child can perform the activity. In most cases, we will recommend a fluoride mouth wash, like Act.
Very prompt on call backs to make an appointment, got in quick and easy. Such amazing staff! Check in was so smooth and easy! Dr. Bayne was so pleasant and easy going! All the employees were so friendly and polite!
Preventative dentistry is our goal for every patient. It involves daily care, good nutrition, and periodic check-ups and cleanings to maintain good dental health. Preventative dentistry may not be where we start with every patient, but it’s where we like to finish. Regular check-ups and cleanings are recommended every 6 months for most. Occasionally, patients need cleanings every 3 to 4 months to help combat other dental issues. During a regular appointment, the hygienist will remove the plaque and build-up and then polish, and floss
your teeth. She will also be looking for signs of periodontal disease and oral cancer. Cavity checking x-rays will be taken if necessary.
•Please plan on allowing us about an hour of your time to examine your teeth, gums, and soft tissue. If necessary, we will take x-rays.
We work very hard to control the cost of dental care for our patients. You can be assured that Dr. Bayne will inform you of all the options available so you can make informed decisions about procedures being proposed.
Insurance makes life easier. We’ll fill out your claim forms for you and answer any questions you have. We will research your insurance policy and estimate your insurance for you on the day of service. This way you will only pay the portion insurance is not estimated to cover. When payment from your insurance company is received and applied
to your account, any balance due will be billed to you, or any over payment will be refunded to you. For our patients without insurance, we ask that you pay for services on the day they are completed. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit cards. If major restorative services are needed, alternative financial arrangements can be made.