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If you're looking for questions, we have answers! We're here to support your family's oral health in every way possible, and that includes taking the time to answer all of your questions. There's never a question that's too small, and the only silly question is one that goes unasked!
Please don't ever hesitate to contact us no matter what your concern is. We've shared some of the questions we hear most often. If you don't find the answer you need here, please call our Davis dental office and a friendly member of our team will be happy to assist you!
Yes! We at Covell Family Dental welcome you and your family to our office. Dr. Kim and the team are dedicated to making excellent dental care comfortable and accessible. Contact our office to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!
At Covell Family Dental, we accept most PPO dental plans. Our goal is to keep dental care accessible and comfortable financially. If you don’t have insurance or your procedure isn’t covered – don’t worry! We are pleased to work with CareCredit to allow you to spread your payments over several months. For your convenience, we also accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. Courtney can personally work with you to review and decide on the option that best works for you and your family.
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend that a child’s first visit to the dentist take place at age one or within six months of the first tooth eruption. The first visit is called a "happy visit" and is meant to be a positive first experience for the child in a dental setting with a review of good oral hygiene habits. As a parent, you may feel nervous about how your child may do, but the staff at Covell Family Dental love children and are dedicated to making visits as stress free and comfortable as possible.
One of the most effective ways to establish good preventative care is to come twice a year for regular check ups. During these checkups, x-rays may be taken as needed, in addition to a thorough examination to check for pits and early signs of decay. Steps can then be taken to stop the decay and prevent the need for further intervention. Other things we look for during a regular check up are signs of teeth grinding, wear, cracks in the teeth, infection, gum disease, and signs of oral cancer.
Bleeding gums is a common problem, but it warrants attention and action. It is a sign of periodontal gum disease, which is caused most commonly by subpar oral hygiene. There are difficult to reach areas that may not be getting cleaned properly, despite regular brushing and flossing.
Regular cleanings with our registered dental hygienists can help thoroughly clean your teeth and gums as well as providing tips on how to improve your home regimen.
If you are due for your regular check up or are experiencing bleeding gums, please contact our office to set up an appointment for a cleaning.
Bleeding gums can also be due to gingivitis from other causes such as medications, genetics, and pregnancy.
If your pain is due to acute severe trauma to your mouth/head/face, please call 911 or go to the emergency room.
The first thing you want to do is contact our office as soon as possible. During office hours, please call us at our office and we will do our best to get you in the same day. If it is after hours, there is a number provided on the answering machine so you can get in contact with Dr. Kim.