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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Eugene, OR

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Dr. Sutter considers himself to be an educator in addition to a dentist, so he’s always willing to take time to thoroughly answer our patients’ questions. Below, you’ll find responses to some of our most popular questions, but if there is anything else you’d like to ask, be sure to give us a call.

How often should I visit the dentist?

Dr. Sutter (as well as the American Dental Association) recommends that every person should receive a professional checkup and cleaning at least twice a year, though some people may benefit from more frequent visits. He can let you know what the best approach is for you after your initial appointment.

Which is better: a manual or electric toothbrush?

In truth, both types of toothbrushes are extremely effective at removing cavity-causing plaque and food particles. If you have good oral health, then you don’t need to switch. Although, young children and those with mobility issues may benefit from using an electric brush since it does most of the work.

Should I be worried about my bleeding gums?

Try brushing and flossing your teeth with a lighter touch for a few days, and if the bleeding continues unchanged, then go ahead and give us a call. This is an indication that you may have a minor gum infection, but we can treat it quickly to prevent it from causing any lasting damage.

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

We’ll make this simple: if you or a loved one are experiencing any out-of-the-ordinary oral symptoms, then go ahead and call our dental office. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to dental problems, as waiting can allow even a minor issue to become serious! On the phone with us, we can walk you through what to do next and schedule a same-day appointment if necessary.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Most likely yes. Dr. Sutter is an in-network provider for many popular dental insurance carriers, and our team is happy to go over your coverage prior to your appointment so you can know what to expect when it comes to your out-of-pocket costs. Just give us a call with your policy information nearby, and we can answer any questions you might have.

Is it possible to finance my dental care?

Yes! You can sign up for CareCredit financing right through our website. With it, you can pay for your treatments in small installments with little-to-no interest. It’s a great option for those without insurance or people who need help covering their out-of-pocket costs.