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Frequently Asked Questions

Find your answers to questions ranging from brushing to billing here. If you’d like to discuss your specific questions, please call us at (920) 892-8466.

Dental Hygiene and Health

What’s the best toothbrush to use?

While our staff can discuss any specific concerns you might have, you should generally use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head. Softer bristles are less likely to irritate the gums, while a smaller toothbrush head allows you to maneuver around the tooth more easily, effectively cleaning more of each tooth’s surface.

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

As a rule of thumb, you should replace your toothbrush at least every three months. However, you should replace it whenever the bristles are damaged, in order to ensure you are properly cleaning your teeth. If you have been ill or have gum disease you may also need to change your toothbrush more frequently to prevent the spread of bacteria that can live in toothbrush bristles. After brushing, you should rinse your toothbrush in hot water and let it dry thoroughly to help reduce the bacteria that live on the brush.

How often should I brush and floss?

Ideally, you should brush after every meal, but at least twice a day. You should floss at least once a day to remove bacteria from between your teeth and help prevent gum disease and decay. Flossing is important because it reaches the areas that a toothbrush can’t.

What’s the proper way to brush and floss?

It’s important to brush and floss properly to ensure that you are cleaning your teeth effectively and that you aren’t damaging your teeth or gums. For proper flossing and brushing techniques, visit our Dentistry 101 Page.

What is plaque and tartar?

Plaque is a film of nearly colorless bacteria that forms on our teeth, leading to decay. Tartar, which is sometimes called calculus, is plaque that has hardened on your teeth or underneath your gum line. Tartar formations allow additional plaque to grow, leading to more serious decay.

Can baby bottles of formula or milk cause tooth decay?

When your child falls asleep while drinking from a baby bottle, the sugars and bacteria in the milk or juice soak the baby’s teeth for hours, greatly increasing the likelihood of cavities. Cavities, even in baby teeth, can significantly damage a child’s long-term dental health. As a result, you should never allow your child to sleep with a baby bottle filled with milk or juice.


Dental Appointments

How often should I see a dentist?

Generally you should visit a dentist every six months. However, if you have certain dental conditions or concerns, you may need to visit more often.

What types of patients do you see?

We believe good dental health is a lifelong concern and as a result, we see patients of all ages, from children to senior citizens.

When should my child first see the dentist?

It’s important for children to visit dentists early in life, both to rule out any potential dental problems and to establish a foundation of good dental health as they grow. At Advanced Dental Care, we provide dental wellness exams for children as young as one year old. Click here to learn more about our children’s dental care.

Can I make an appointment online?

At Advanced Dental Care, we tailor the length of your appointment to your specific dental needs. Because of this, we ask that you call us to discuss your circumstances so that we can ensure the right appointment time for you. You can call us now at (920) 892-8466, and we will schedule a visit at your convenience.

Do you accept insurance?

While we are not a preferred provider for any one insurance company, we do accept a variety of insurance types and will work with you on billing matters.

How much do your treatments cost?

Our charges depend on the type of examination and treatment you receive. However, we provide a five-percent discount for patients who pay with cash or check when we treat them.

Where are you located?

We are located at 62 South Pleasant View Road in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Click here for a map and directions. Because of our location, we serve patients in Plymouth and surrounding towns including Elkhart Lake, Kiel, Howards Grove, Adell, Hingham, and Cascade, among others.


Dental Treatment

How long does an examination take?

Because every patient is different, there is no one-size-fits-all time for an examination. Further, because we believe in the importance of dental health to your overall general health, we like to take our time discussing any concerns you might have. However, when you call us to schedule an appointment, we can give you an estimate of how much time your visit will take.

I’ve always been afraid of dentists and dental treatment. Is there anything you can do to calm my nerves?

We work in a casual, relaxed environment and our staff will take our time talking with you and generally doing our best to help you relax. If you are extremely nervous about dental procedures, or suffer from dental phobia, however, we are certified in safe sedation dentistry, and can provide medicine that will help calm your nerves before our examination and treatment.

Are your X-rays safe? What kind of X-ray equipment do you use?

X-rays are an important tool in diagnosing dental problems inside a tooth or underneath the gum line that can’t be seen by the eyes alone. Nevertheless, as important as they are, X-rays aren’t always required on every visit, and we recommend X-ray images only when we believe they are necessary.

At Advanced Dental Care, we use a modern, digital X-ray machine, which reduces radiation exposure by 80-90 percent over traditional low-radiation X-ray machines, making our X-ray examinations safe for anyone in your family. Additionally, digital X-rays allow us to more easily compare your current X-ray images to previous images we’ve taken of your teeth in order to effectively monitor your dental health.

About Us

Since 1976, Advanced Dental Care has been a dental home to generations of patients throughout the Plymouth, Wisconsin area. | MORE

62 South Pleasant View Road
Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073

Phone: (920) 892-8466
Fax: (920) 892-8467
mary@advanceddentalcaresc.com

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
By Appointment

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Associations

American Dental Association

Wisconsin Dental Association