FAQ

Sometimes patients have questions about procedures, how to maintain their beautiful smile or even if we accept new referrals. This is why we designed this section to help answer some of these questions. If you don’t see the answer you need here, please feel free to Call us so that we may help you.

  1. How does the doctor keep up to date on all of the current techniques and materials?
  2. How can I ask questions directly to the doctor?
  3. Do you accept new patients?
  4. Do you accept my insurance plan?
  5. What different payment options do you provide?
  6. What are Smile Analysis and Smile Design?
  7. I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?
  8. At what age should my children first see a dentist?
  9. Crowns, Veneers, Onlays, Inlays, Invisalign®, Zoom Whitening and Dentures…where can I learn more about these procedures?
  10. I brush every day, but my breath just is not fresh. Is there anything I can do?
  11. Why do I need to have a cleaning every three months?

How does the doctor keep up to date on all of the current techniques and materials?

Dr. Ashkevari and her associates are extensively educated and trained. They follow the latest research in their field. Knowing the latest technology and taking the time to train and learn continually about these tools before implementing them into the practice is of vital importance to our team members.

Dr. Ashkevari is also a member of several organizations and study clubs which encourage her to stay up-to-date on current research.

If you have heard about new technology or research, please feel free to contact us.

How can I ask questions directly to the doctor?

The doctors and staff in our practice all welcome any of your questions during your visits.

Do you accept new patients?

Yes. We always welcome people into our dental family.

Do you accept my insurance plan?

We know deciphering your insurance benefits can be confusing. We accept most insurance plans and are happy to help you with any insurance concerns that you may have.

What different payment options do you provide?

Our office accepts cash, debit, and all major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa and American Express.

As well, we offer other financial options. Feel free to speak to one of our staff for further information.

Any amount not covered by your insurance is your responsibility.

What are Smile Analysis and Smile Design?

In a smile analysis, we look at all the factors that compose a smile: the shape of a smile; the size; the smile line; and the position of your teeth, lips and gums when you smile. You can tell us what you want to accomplish and any concerns you may have. Then we will review the smile design results with you and discuss the steps to make it reality.

I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?

There are a variety of ways to improve the appearance of your teeth without braces. We offer Invisalign® to help straighten your teeth. In some cases, we may recommend one of our other cosmetic services, such as bonding or porcelain veneers. If you would like to enhance the appearance of your smile, call us so we can schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ashkevari.

At what age should my children first see a dentist?

We would like to see children after their third birthday. At this time, we will perform just a visual exam to see how their teeth are doing. When your child is older, we will perform a more comprehensive exam with a polishing and fluoride.

Crowns, Veneers, Onlays, Inlays, Invisalign®, Zoom Whitening and Dentures…where can I learn more about these procedures?

Dr. Ashkevari usually recommends these procedures as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. They are more durable, easy on your mouth, and aesthetically appealing. Our Patient Library has several articles about these services and you can read more about them there.

If you are curious about any of the above procedure, we recommend, feel free to give us a call at 416-499-9994.

I brush every day, but my breath just is not fresh. Is there anything I can do?

There are many reasons your breath might not be fresh. If you want to improve your breath, our dental hygienist will be happy to review your brushing and flossing techniques and habits with you and suggest ways to improve. If your breath is still a problem there are other options that are available to you. First, we must determine the underlying cause of the problem and then we can prescribe a treatment that works best for you.

Why do I need to have a cleaning every three months?

Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.

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