frequently asked questions
Have Dental Questions? We Have answers!
Q. Do you accept new patients?
Yes, we are currently accepting all new patients.
Q. How often should I see the dentist?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and a professional cleaning. Dr. Dalby also recommends a minimum of two visits per year.
Q. What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
Please call our office as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency. If you have a dental emergency during regular business hours, we will be glad to work you into our schedule. After hours, over the weekend and during holidays, please email, leave a voicemail and/or seek urgent care.
Q. Is a powered toothbrush more effective than a manual toothbrush?
A powered toothbrush is always recommended over a manual toothbrush, especially with children as they find it more exciting. Powered toothbrushes are more effective, efficient and comfortable to use.
Q. How often should I replace my toothbrush or toothbrush head?
The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your brush every 3 to 4 months. With each use, the bristles become worn, and cleaning effectiveness decreases. Depending on your oral health, you may need to replace your brush sooner. Typically, children’s toothbrushes need to be replaced more regularly than adults.
Q. Is one type of toothpaste better than the others?
No. However, we recommend using toothpaste that contains fluoride and carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which means it has been assessed for safety and effectiveness. Studies consistently show that fluoride helps strengthen and rebuild tooth structure and helps prevent dental decay.
Q. What type of insurances do you accept?
We will accept all insurances except Medicaid however, we are in-network with Delta, MetLife, Cigna, Guardian, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Q. What payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, all major credit cards, Lending Club, Proceed Finance, and Care Credit.
- After surgery you will still be sedated/groggy. Avoid overexertion and get adequate rest. Avoiding sports, exercise, and strenuous activity for at least one week is generally recommended.
- You can drink lots of fluids after to get sedation medicine out of your system faster.
- Unfortunately, most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort. If you do not have an allergy to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) we recommend taking this prior to the local anesthetic wearing off. Alternate Ibuprofen and Tylenol.
- Do not spit, use straws, or smoke until cleared by Doctor! Spitting or sucking causes bleeding to continue. Bleeding is expected for 1-2 days and if you experience this; place a folded, moistened gauze pad over the site and bite firmly for 30 minutes with constant pressure. Assume a semi-upright position using a couple of pillows. Do not be alarmed at the amount of blood as it mixes with saliva and appears more abundant than expected.
- Apply an ice pack — 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off — to the jaw immediately upon returning home and change it frequently. Continue this on and off for 24–48 hours.
- Smoking can cause bleeding and delay healing. Smokers are advised not to smoke as long as possible 4-6 weeks is advised following surgery.
- The day following surgery, the mouth may be rinsed gently (move head side to side and letting water flow out of mouth) with a warm saltwater solution (½ teaspoon salt per half glass of lukewarm water) after each meal and at bedtime. Do not use hydrogen peroxide rinses.
Dentist Office Location
125 Presidential Dr., Ste. A
Lowell, AR 72745
Call Us: (479) 717-7382
Monday | By Appointment Only
Tuesday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM