Frequently Asked Questions
Will you see my entire family?
Yes! We offer a wide range of general and family dental services to accommodate patients of all ages. Dr. Maslow and team begin seeing children around age four, and we continue treating them well into their Golden Years. We focus on prevention, quality, and longevity, and we offer state-of-the-art solutions to everything from discolorations to missing teeth. Explore our general and cosmetic dentistry services, and call today to schedule appointments for your children, grandparents, and yourself!
What are your qualifications for cosmetic dentistry?
Dr. Maslow has over 30 years of experience. His father before him was a general and cosmetic dentist at the same practice. Both Dr. Maslow and team stay up to date with leading cosmetic dental treatments like Zoom! Whitening, porcelain veneers, and porcelain crowns. The dentists’ attention to detail and dedication to high standards set them apart as truly cosmetic dentists. Don’t take our word for it – visit our smile gallery and see for yourself the quality of work we provide!
How can I straighten my teeth without braces?
While effective, braces require a long-term commitment that many adults simply can’t fathom. We offer alternatives to traditional braces, including Invisalign, a clear aligner that straightens crowded or widely spaced teeth, and porcelain veneers. Visit our office for a consultation to learn if invisible braces or other alternatives are right for you.
How can you help me relax at the dentist’s office?
Dental visits can strain nerves, even for our bravest patients. Aside from our gentle chairside manner, we can provide nitrous oxide sedation. This colorless, odorless gas, often called “laughing gas,” is inhaled through a nasal mask. It will take your mind off your fears and promote a positive experience.
When should I schedule my child’s first dental appointment?
The American Dental Association recommends that children begin seeing a dentist around their first birthday. This is usually about six months after their first tooth erupts. Most children respond very well to a visit around the age of three, and you can even begin to familiarize your child with our office by bringing them to one of your visits. At your child’s first visit, we’ll check for proper development and teach them about good home care habits. When they return to us for their four or five year checkup, we can begin age appropriate hygiene, as well.
Of course, if you notice problems with your child’s teeth, please call our office for an appointment. It’s best to keep an eye on potential problems and treat them as early as possible. Learn more about children’s dentistry.
Do women require more dental attention?
Women’s oral health is different and there are many factors that make it important for women to maintain regular dental visits. Puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause all represent unique challenges with hormonal changes that can affect the health of gums and teeth, as well as a woman’s overall wellbeing. Good brushing and flossing habits, a balanced diet, and routine checkups and hygiene can all aid in keeping a woman’s smile healthy and strong!
What options do I have for replacing missing teeth?
Advances in dentistry allow patients more choice than ever before when it comes to replacement teeth. Our Wildwood Crest dental office offers fixed bridges, removable partials, full dentures, and dental implants, which means we can meet the needs of nearly every patient. After a thorough exam and consultation, Dr. Maslow and team can help you choose the replacement option that’s best for you.
How are digital X-rays different from traditional X-rays?
The biggest difference between digital and traditional X-rays is radiation exposure. Digital X-rays emit up to 80% less radiation than their conventional counterpart does. Digital X-rays come with the same conveniences as a digital photograph, which means we can immediately project your X-rays onto a chairside monitor as a visual aid, and transfer records between referring dentists, specialists, and even insurance companies quickly and easily. With no hazardous chemical developers, digital X-rays are also safer for our planet. Best of all, with all these benefits, digital X-rays also offer a higher quality image than traditional ones. Safer for you, safer for us, and safer for the earth- for these reasons, we choose to use digital radiography.
What do I do if I have a dental emergency outside of your office hours?
If you experience an emergency and our office is closed, please call us immediately and our answering service will take the call. Describe your emergency, in detail, and they will contact the doctor on call. We return all emergency calls as soon as possible, will give you instruction over the phone, and determine the best course of action for your dental emergency.
How can you improve my smile?
There are so many ways for Dr. Maslow and team to provide you with a bright, healthy smile, there simply isn’t enough room on this page! Since your smile is unique, the treatment plan we create for you is unique as well. From preventive treatments to complete smile makeovers, our Wildwood Crest dental practice offers a full spectrum of esthetic and restorative procedures, giving you plenty of options for your dental care. At your consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and concerns and provide a comprehensive evaluation. Then, we present you with a plan that takes each of these aspects into account so you can achieve your best smile. Call us today for your appointment.
How will I know it’s time for my checkup?
Most of our patients will need to visit our office every six months for a thorough checkup and professional hygiene, though some will need to come in more frequently. We will schedule your next appointment before you leave our office, so you’ll know exactly when to come see us again. We also provide a courtesy reminder prior to your appointment.
What payment methods does your office accept?
Our office accepts cash, check, and most major credit cards. We also accept CareCredit, a trusted name in medical financing. For more information, you may visit our financing and insurance page.