Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you accept families?
We look forward to seeing your entire family! We suggest little ones have their first appointment at age 1, or as soon as teeth begin to appear. Not only is this wonderful for their dental health, but early exposure to a friendly dentist helps mitigate a future fear of dentists.
What if I can’t make my appointment?
When you book your appointment, we reserve a room, supplies, and skilled team members just for you. Still, we understand life happens! Kindly provide us with a minimum of 48 hours for change of schedule requests. A $25 fee will be charged for no-show appointments, and $50 thereafter for each consecutive missed appointment.
Can I request to be numbed?
Of course! Please speak with Dr. DePorter regarding your procedure concerns. Our goal is to provide you with a pain-free, effective, and enjoyable treatment experience. Dentistry was a scary industry a long time ago. Today, modern procedures, safeguards, and techniques make for a wonderful experience.
Do x-rays expose me to radiation?
Your long-term health and safety is our utmost concern. Radiation exposure from dental x-rays is extremely insignificant, and often exaggerated by non-scientific sources. You experience significantly more radiation on an airplane or walking outside than from a dental x-ray. Additionally, our modern digital x-rays emit even less radiation than old film-based machines!