FAQs

How often should I visit the dentist?
In general, we recommend that you visit the dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning and exam, and periodic dental x-rays. However, everyone is unique, and some patients benefit from more frequent preventative care visits. If you are experiencing pain or you have a diagnosed dental issue, we urge you to schedule a treatment appointment as soon as possible.
Are you accepting new patients?

Absolutely! Stencil Dental welcomes new patients of all ages. We offer friendly, gentle, compassionate care, and we look forward to treating you to a fantastic experience. Call today to schedule your appointment!

What types of insurance do you take?
Delta Dental Premiere
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Altus
Aetna
United Healthcare
Connection Dental
Chewsi
Ameritas
Careington
GEHA

And more. Please call to ask.

Does Stencil Dental see children?
Stencil Dental welcomes patients of all ages including children, teens, adults, retirees, and entire families. Our office is comfortable and welcoming for all! We know that children have distinct dental needs and apprehensions which is why we do everything possible to deliver a kid-friendly appointment.
Do I need regular check-ups if my teeth feel fine?
Preventive dental appointments are essential for maintaining your oral health. If your teeth feel perfectly fine, we still recommend a hygiene appointment every six months. The point of regular dental check-ups is keeping your teeth clean and healthy and checking for decay and other oral health issues. It’s important to know that not all dental problems cause pain or discomfort in their earliest stage.
Are dental x-rays safe?
Routine dental x-rays are safe. While x-rays do emit a minimal amount of radiation, Stencil Dental utilizes advanced dental technology, and our digital dental x-ray system reduces the amount of radiation exposure dramatically in comparison to film x-rays. As an extra precaution, all patients are covered in a protective apron with a thyroid collar made of lead during the x-ray process. Dental x-rays are a diagnostic tool that we use to provide the best treatment and care for our patients.
I’m missing a tooth. What are my options?
A missing tooth should be replaced because the space left by a missing tooth can lead to several oral health issues. When a missing tooth causes a gap in between your remaining teeth, the teeth may gradually shift out of position. This can lead to a misaligned bite, jaw bone deterioration, and an altered appearance. Tooth replacement options include a dental implant, a bridge, or dentures. Call our office for an exam and consultation for a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
Can my teeth be whitened?
There are many teeth whitening options. Some treatments are administered in the office, and others can be completed at home. Please schedule an appointment for a whitening consultation. We’ll evaluate the cause of your discoloration and help you decide the best and most effective path for transforming the shade of your teeth, so they’re white, bright, and beautiful!
My tooth hurts. Can you see me immediately?
We never want you to suffer from tooth pain. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your tooth or mouth, please call the office right away. We do everything possible to see emergencies the same day.