Patient FAQs | Dental Services | Mechanicsville, VA

Patient FAQs

How often should you visit the dentist for cleanings and check-ups?

At Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we recommend coming in for a cleaning every 6 months. This will help to prevent cavities and gingivitis.

What can I do at home to prevent tooth decay and gum disease?

Brushing twice a day and flossing daily is the first step in ensuring good oral hygiene. When you come in for your check-ups at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we would be happy to discuss a good oral health routine to minimize the risk of gingivitis and tooth decay.

How can I improve my smile? 

At Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer many types of dental procedures that can help you regain your confident smile. To improve your smile, we may recommend dental services such as: 

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Bonding 
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain Crowns

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is caused by bacteria build up around the tooth that gets into the gums. It can cause puffy, red gums that are more likely to bleed while brushing or flossing. To prevent gingivitis, brush and floss every day and talk to the dentist at your check-ups for things you could be doing better.

What is periodontal disease?

Did you know that 4 out of 5 people suffer from periodontal disease and don't know? Periodontal Disease, also known as Gum Disease, starts when plaque, bacteria, food and saliva get left on the teeth and gums. Everything that is left behind slowly starts to hurt your teeth, gums and even bone in some instances. Brushing and flossing are a great way to ensure nothing gets left on your teeth! A few symptoms of gum disease are: 

  • Bad Breath
  • Gum Recession 
  • Sensitivity
  • Tooth Pain 
  • Tooth Loss 

How often should I change my toothbrush? 

We recommend that you change out your toothbrush every three months, sooner if your toothbrush is worn. If you get sick, we recommend that you change out your toothbrush as soon as you are feeling better. 

What is a comprehensive treatment plan?

At Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer comprehensive treatment plans. This means that during your regular visit we examine your entire mouth to evaluate your overall oral health. This allows us to recommend treatment that will have long term benefits.

What services do you provide at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Mechanicsville?

Preventative Dentistry

  • Dental Hygiene and Periodontal Health
  • Pediatric Dentistry


General Dentistry

  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Night Guard
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Root Canal


Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Crown and Bridge
  • Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening


Oral Surgery

  • Dental Extractions
  • Restore Dental Implants


If you have specific questions about the dental services we offer, please contact us at 804-746-5327.

Do you offer financing? 

Yes, at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer financing for our dental services through Care Credit and Lending Club. 



If you have any additional questions, please give us a call at 804-746-5327.



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