Q) Why are dental checkups recommended
every six months?
A) Premier Family Dental believes in the importance of preventive dental care, and that’s why we (and the American Dental Association) recommend you come in every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. Patients at increased risk of dental disease – smokers, individuals with diabetes, those already suffering from gum disease, and pregnant women – are advised to visit our Waco dental office even more frequently. Why so often? The earlier Dr. Cofer, Jr. discovers your oral health issues (gum disease, teeth grinding, cavities, or oral cancer to name a few), the better your chances of recovery. If it’s been a long time since your last trip to the dentist, contact Premier Family Dental for an appointment.
Q) Do you refer patients to specialists?
A) One of the perks of receiving your care from Premier Family Dental is that you can receive virtually all of the dental care you’ll ever need right here in our Waco office. While some Waco dentists might refer you to an endodontist if you need a root canal procedure or to an oral surgeon for dental implant placement, Dr. Rick E. Cofer, Jr. is capable of providing both of these dental care services in house. We do it all!
Q) What happens if missing teeth aren’t replaced?
A) Missing teeth can cause a number of other problems, including the loss of other teeth. Missing teeth also cause problems with your bite and oral function, as other teeth move to fill in the space left by the lost tooth or teeth. Over time, these shifts can cause TMJ pain, increased risk of cavities, and problems with chewing. Premier Family Dental offers residents of Lorena, Robinson, and Waco several tooth replacement options including dentures and partials and dental implants.
Q) Are there differences between over-the-counter teeth whiteners and professional teeth whiteners?
A) Over-the-counter whiteners do not work as well as the professional-grade teeth bleaching options you can get at Premier Family Dental. The whitening kits you receive at our office are made specifically to fit you, offering greater coverage and effectiveness. And while over-the-counter treatments usually whiten only two to three shades, take-home teeth whitening from our Waco dental office can whiten your teeth up to 10 shades. Within just a few days, you’ll notice a difference, and by the time treatment is complete, you’ll smile with confidence.
If we haven’t answered your questions here, don’t hesitate to call Premier Family Dental in Waco, Texas. Our helpful staff is always happy to answer any questions you might have about the care you can receive in our office.
Preventing oral health problems is the number one aim of any general dentist, and at Premier Family Dental, we take preventive dental care very seriously. Learn more about Family Dentistry
Dr. Rick Cofer, Jr. offers experienced cosmetic dentistry to Waco, Lorena, Robinson, Hewett, and surrounding towns, making your smile more beautiful with every visit. Learn more about Cosmetic Dentistry
Our Waco dental office can help you regain self-confidence and feel more at ease with dental implants for tooth replacement. Learn more about Dental Implants