How does Dr. Gaff stay up-to-date on technology?
Dr. Gaff attends a number of continuing education classes, and he ensures his staff does the same. He also subscribes to the latest industry journals to keep tabs on research and development in the dental industry. He believes it is his responsibility to his patients to be familiar with the latest techniques, technology and materials.
How do I know it is time for a dental check-up?
Usually healthy adults benefit from a professional dental cleaning and check-up ever six months. Twice daily brushing and flossing go a long way toward maintaining good dental health but a professional cleaning will also remove plaque and tartar.
Will Dr. Gaff accept my insurance?
Our office accepts insurance plans that allow patients to go to the dentist of their choice. Our office will file your dental claims for you. Please talk with our insurance coordinator if you have any questions about your insurance coverage or financial options.
What payment options does Dr. Gaff offer?
Our office accepts cash, checks, major credit cards and insurance plans that allow patients to go to the dentist of their choice. We also offer financing through outside agencies including interest-free plans for 6 or 12 months for procedures and 24 months for Invisalign patients. Longer financing with interest is also available. If you have questions about payment options, be sure to ask our friendly, knowledgeable office staff.
How can I safely whiten my teeth?
Various procedures are offered to help patients whiten their teeth. From take-home kits to professional in-office treatments, Dr. Gaff can recommend the treatment that will work best for you. Most methods require two to four weeks of treatment.
My gums bleed after I brush, is this something to be concerned about?
Bleeding gums are always a concern. Healthy gums do not bleed. The level of concern and treatment will be determined by the cause of the bleeding. Rough or improper brushing, a hard-bristled toothbrush, plaque/tartar buildup along the gum line, or periodontal disease can be the cause of bleeding gums. Whether you need to change your home care or periodontal therapy we can help you. Please call us today with any questions and to schedule an appointment to keep you and your gums healthy.
I am nervous about visiting the dentist, what can you do to help me relax?
Dr. Gaff and his staff understand that some patients feel stressful about visiting the dentist. We do our best to create a relaxing environment to make patients feel comfortable, and we can answer any and all questions thoroughly and completely.
I want my teeth to look straighter, but I don’t want to wear braces. What are my options?
Advances in dentistry have given patients a number of options to straighten their teeth, without braces. For slightly crooked or unevenly worn down teeth, veneers may be an option. In other cases, you may benefit from invisible braces, or Invisalign. If you are interested in your options for straightening your teeth, contact our office to schedule a consultation.