Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Hyde Park • Chicago, IL

Ask Your Hyde Park Dentist

Patient education is a very important part of what we provide here at University Dental Professionals, so we’re always happy to answer any oral health-related questions our patients have. If you ever want to ask us something about taking care of your teeth or improving your smile, you’re always welcome to give us a call! Below, we’ve gone ahead and responded to some of our most popular questions.

How often should I see a dentist?

This answer will be different for everyone based on their particular needs, but on average, a person should visit a dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. This allows our team to catch potential problems early and remove cavity-causing substances from the teeth.

Why do I need professional cleanings if I brush my teeth?

While brushing and flossing are essential for sustained oral health, your tools at home simply aren’t able to clean every part of your mouth. Hard-to-reach areas can accumulate plaque that eventually leads to cavities, and this is where a professional cleaning can help. Our hygienists can find and target a patient’s trouble spots so their smile stays safe and healthy between appointments.

My teeth feel fine…do I really need to visit a dentist?

It’s important to be proactive with your dental care because by the time you notice oral pain or damage, a problem is probably already quite advanced and won’t be easy to treat. By coming to see us every 6 months, our team can stay ahead of any issues so you have a strong, healthy, and attractive mouth at all times.

How long will it take to replace my missing teeth?

The timeline for tooth replacement is influenced by many factors, such as how many teeth are missing, the health of the mouth, and what kind of restoration is needed. We can discuss these and outline your smile restoration process during an in-person consultation so you know exactly what to expect each step of the way.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

University Dental Professionals is happy to accept dental insurance plans from several well-known providers, and we’ll also file your claims for you to ensure you’re saving every dollar you deserve. To get a rough estimate of how much you’ll be covered at your upcoming visit, contact us today.

I don’t have dental insurance. What else can I do to make my care affordable?

You can sign up for our UDP Prevention Plan. It offers similar coverage to regular insurance for a lower price, and it also offers discounts for many specialty and cosmetic services that traditional plans won’t pay for. It’s simple and affordable, and you can learn more about it by contacting us today.