Does your office offer payment options?
Yes. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, CareCredit (third-party financing), and in-house financing, as well as dental insurance. Please call our office for more details.
What should I do in a dental emergency?
For a knocked-out tooth, keep the tooth moist at all times and only handle it by the crown (the top of the tooth), not the root. If possible, place the tooth back in its socket. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk or water. Be sure to come to our office right away. For a cracked tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water immediately to clean the area. Put a cold compress on your face to control swelling and contact our office for an appointment. If you bite your tongue or lip, gently clean the area with water and apply a cold compress. If you have a toothache, clean the area by rinsing with warm water. Gently floss the tooth to remove any food caught between your teeth. For objects stuck in your mouth, try to gently remove it using floss. For all dental emergencies, we encourage you to contact Dr. Anthony Gonzalez and our team as soon as possible. We will schedule you an appointment as soon as we can so we can return your smile to optimal health.
How can I prevent cavities?
There are several simple steps you can take to help prevent cavities and tooth decay. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day, or after each meal. We recommend that you use a fluoridated toothpaste; fluoride is a natural mineral that helps to protect your teeth from decay. Also make certain that you floss at least once every day. Maintaining a balanced diet with a limited amount of sugary foods can help to prevent cavities as well. We encourage you to visit our dentist every six months for a checkup, during which time we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and a dental thorough exam to make sure your smile is healthy. Dr. Anthony Gonzalez may also recommend further preventive care, such as professional fluoride treatment or sealants.
How often do I need to go to the dentist?
We recommend that you visit the dentist at least twice each year. These routine visits are important in making sure that your smile stays healthy. If your smile is affected by certain conditions, such as periodontal (gum) disease, we may recommend more frequent visits.
Is it normal for my gums to bleed when I brush my teeth?
No, your gums should not bleed when you brush your teeth. This may be a sign of gum disease. If you notice that your gums bleed, we encourage you to contact our dentist in Corpus Christi, Texas, to schedule an appointment.
If you have any other questions about your dental health or the treatments we provide, please do not hesitate to contact our office today!Appointments