Our patients are always asking questions concerning a variety of subjects related to their oral health. So, we have provided a list of common questions and answers especially for you. If the question you have is not on our list, please feel free to either call or ask us in person. We would love you help you!

Q: At what age should my children first see a dentist?
A: Believe it or not, children should have their first dental visit about six months after their primary teeth have erupted, or generally around their first birthday. First of all, this provides the dental professional an opportunity to spot and prevent any potential oral health/dental problems. It also gives the child a positive, non-threatening dental office experience.

Q: Do you accept referrals?
A: We are happy to accept referrals from other dental offices as well as from recommendations by our patients to their family and friends. Your referrals are our best compliments! We are always accepting new patients.

Q: What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?
A: In case of a true dental emergency, if you are a patient of record, please call our office at 509-747-7166 and follow the instructions on the voicemail. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Q: I have a temporary crown in my mouth. What happens if it comes off or breaks?
A: If your temporary crown comes off or breaks, carefully wrap up the piece(s), place it into a protective container, and call our office to schedule an appointment for us to re-apply it as soon as possible. If the temporary crown is intact, place a little Vaseline onto the temporary and gently bite back into position. This will often hold the temporary in place until you can get back into our office. Drug stores also sell temporary cement that you may place into the crown.