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FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: What's the difference between the Faculty Dental Office and the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry?

Q: What insurance company's are you a provider for?

Q: Will you bill my insurance company?

Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Q: What does heart disease and other medical conditions have to do with periodontal (gum) disease?

Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

Q: What are my options if I have missing teeth?

Q: What can be done about old, unattractive, or discolored fillings?

Q: When are sealants recommended?

Q: What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?