Our team at Pembroke Square Dental understands that dental care can bring a lot of questions. While our dentist and team will do our best to answer any questions while you are in our office, we recognize that you may have additional questions come up before or after your visit. You are welcome to contact our office for answers or look through our list of frequently asked questions. Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem and our team want to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible when you receive dental care in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Do you accept my dental insurance?
Pembroke Square Dental is pleased to accept many insurances. We accept all PPO insurance plans, as well as many HMO plans. Because each plan is different, we recommend that you contact our office before your appointment to verify that your insurance will be accepted.
Can I get a cleaning at my first visit?
Your first visit at Pembroke Square Dental will consist of an initial oral examination and taking X-rays. Both of these will provide our dentist with a thorough and accurate idea of where your oral health stands and what treatments you might need. If we feel that you could benefit from an immediate cleaning and we have a hygienist available, we would be happy to provide a dental cleaning in your first visit. Otherwise, we will coordinate with your schedule to find a convenient time for your cleaning.
When should my child first see a dentist?
Pembroke Square Dental follows the guidelines stated by the American Dental Association, which states that children should visit the dentist within six months of receiving their first tooth, but it should not be any later than their first birthday. By bringing your child into the dentist early on, we can monitor their oral health and help prevent or treat any early problems. Our dentist can also watch for growth patterns that could lead to future problems; these patterns can be identified, addressed, and treated to avoid more extensive treatment or problems later on.
How safe are digital X-rays?
Any type of exposure to radiation can damage your tissue cells and lead to several problems, including cancer. Radiation can come from the sun, appliances, minerals in the soil, and, of course, X-rays. Over the last several years, however, dental X-ray technology has developed into something called digital X-rays. These digital X-rays emit a significantly lower amount of radiation—up to 90% lower! Digital X-rays also have a shorted exposure time than traditional X-rays. Even with these benefits, however, our dental team will still cover your body with a lead-lined apron to protect you from the little radiation that is emitted.
How often should I go to the dentist?
According to the American Dental Association, it is recommended that you visit the dentist at least once every six months. Doing so will help keep your smile in pristine condition. If you have a healthy smile, regularly visiting the dentist will keep it that way. If you have any problems, visiting the dentist will allow for early diagnosis and treatment. Each person has a unique and beautiful smile, and you deserve to keep it!