When you visit Caring Dentistry of Queens, the dental office near you in Richmond Hill, NY, you can expect to find quality dental care delivered with a great attitude. This includes educating our patients on good oral health care and answering any questions they may have. Here are a few frequently asked questions that we get in the office. If you have a question or concern that is not answered here, feel free to contact us.

How often do I need to visit my dentist?

It’s recommended that adults and children visit their dentist twice a year for a routine cleaning and exam. This is approximately every six months. Patients who have a history of dental issues such as periodontal disease or frequent cavities may need to make additional appointments.

How long will my appointment last?

Appointments at Caring Dentistry of Queens usually last about 60-90 minutes.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

If you have visited us before, you will not need to bring anything, unless there is a change with your insurance. If you are a new patient, we will need you to bring your dental insurance (if applicable) and personal ID, such as a Driver’s License, Military ID, or State ID. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first appointment in order to complete some paperwork regarding your dental and medical history.

What if I experience dental anxiety?

We are proud to offer sedation dentistry to our patients in Richmond Hill, NY. Sedation may be needed for certain procedures, or it can be used to help calm patients’ nerves when they are feeling anxious about their appointment.

Should I use fluoridated toothpaste?

Fluoride is an important mineral in strengthening teeth. If available, you should be brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste.

Do children need to visit the dentist?

Yes, it’s just as important for children to receive dental care as it is for adults. Children should have their first appointment after their first tooth erupts or by the time they turn one year old.

Why are dental x-rays taken?

Dental x-rays are usually taken only once a year and are helpful in showing your dentist issues that are not visible to the naked eye. These include areas of decay that are developing in between the teeth, abscesses or tumors, and problems below the gums.

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