Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Oklahoma City, OK
Your Dental Questions Answered
Thank you for considering Jeffrey F. Hermen, DDS and our team for your dental home. We understand that you may have questions, which is why we’ve provided answers to some of the most frequently asked dental questions that we’re asked. Do you have questions that aren’t addressed here? We invite you to contact our team.
How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend coming to our dental office twice per year. These visits can help keep oral problems to a minimum because we remove plaque and tartar that has accumulated on your teeth. Dr. Hermen can also identify problems while they are still developing and while we can resolve them with the most conservative treatment possible.
Do you treat children?
Yes, we do! We offer many services that are especially helpful for growing smiles, including dental sealants and fluoride treatment. Our patient, friendly team can ensure that your child has good dental experiences and learns skills that lead to lifelong oral health.
What are fillings for cavities made of?
Instead of using old-fashioned silver amalgam fillings, we use composite resin. This material consists of bio-compatible plastic and ceramic particles that actually strengthen your tooth’s structure and blend in seamlessly with the enamel’s shade. With tooth-colored fillings, no one will be able to tell that you ever had a cavity.
Do you have same-day appointments available?
When our patients call with a dental emergency, we do our best to see patients as soon as possible and are often able to accommodate them on the same day as their phone call. You can rely on Dr. Hermen and our team for fast relief and effective treatment solutions.
How can you make my smile look better?
We have many cosmetic procedures that can enhance your smile’s appearance. Depending on your needs, we can use porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and more. It is important to have a consultation with Dr. Hermen to discuss which treatment options will give you the results you want.
Why should I consider Invisalign over traditional braces?
Straightening your teeth can make it easier to keep them clean and healthy, but you don’t have to have metal braces. We also offer Invisalign clear aligners, which are barely visible when worn. With this treatment, you can carry on with your lifestyle and achieve final results in half the time.
Do you accept dental insurance?
Absolutely! We work with most PPO plans and can help you save money on your oral care. To find out if we are in-network with your specific dental insurance plan, contact our team.