Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Rexburg, Id

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Dental FAQs: Answers from a Dentist You Can Trust

Having over 30 years of experience working in the dental field, Dr. Snarr is used to hearing all sorts of questions from patients and aims to be as upfront and direct as possible with his answers. If there’s anything you want to know about our dental office or your dental health, please read the Dental FAQs below. If you don’t see the topic that you’re interested in, you can always call to ask us over a phone or set up a consultation to talk to Dr. Snarr in person.


How Often Do I Need to Visit the Dentist?

Regular dental checkups are crucial for maintaining good oral health, and the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends scheduling them at least twice a year. This allows us to identify and address potential issues early on, helping you avoid more complex problems down the line.

However, some individuals may require more frequent visits. If you have persistent gum disease or another ongoing dental condition, we may recommend scheduling additional appointments to ensure proper management and maintain your oral health.

By prioritizing regular dental checkups and addressing any concerns promptly, you can keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come. Schedule your appointment at Bright Smiles Family Dental today!

Does a Knocked-Out Tooth Always Need to Be Replaced?

Does your child have a loose tooth? No worries! Baby teeth naturally fall out to make way for permanent teeth. We’ll still check their smile during regular checkups to ensure everything’s developing smoothly.

However, if you lose a permanent tooth, it’s crucial to replace the gap. Leaving an empty space can cause your teeth to shift, leading to bite problems and difficulty chewing.

Don’t wait! Call Bright Smiles Family Dental today to schedule a consultation. We can discuss dental implants and other tooth replacement options to restore your smile’s function and beauty.

I Want to Improve My Smile, What are My Options?

Want a dazzling smile? Veneers, Lumineers, and teeth whitening can all help you achieve it!

Veneers and Lumineers tackle multiple smile concerns at once. Cracks, stains, gaps? These thin shells can cover them all in a single treatment.

Need a subtle touch-up? Direct bonding might be the perfect solution. It’s a great way to give your smile a quick refresh.

Is a brighter smile your goal? We offer both in-practice and at-home whitening options. Both are highly effective in boosting the natural color of your teeth.

Feeling unsure which option is right for you? Schedule a cosmetic consultation today! We’ll help you explore these options in detail and find the perfect way to transform your smile.

When Should I Make an Emergency Dental Appointment?

Don’t wait! Seek immediate dental care if you experience any of these emergencies:

  • Significant oral pain: Don’t suffer through discomfort. Call us to schedule an urgent appointment.
  • Broken or knocked-out teeth: Time is crucial! Contact us right away to minimize potential complications.
  • Oral bleeding: Unexplained bleeding warrants immediate attention. Contact our office promptly.
  • Persistent growth or sores in the mouth: Don’t ignore unusual changes in your mouth. Schedule an appointment with us today.
  • Strange metal taste: This could be a sign of a dental issue. Call us to discuss your concerns.
  • Severe toothache: Don’t endure the pain! Contact our office for immediate care.
  • Locked jaw: This is a serious condition. Seek immediate attention by calling our dental office.

Remember, prompt action is critical in dental emergencies. Don’t wait – call Bright Smiles Family Dental of Rexburg today to schedule an appointment and receive the care you need.

Do You Place Dental Implants?

Yes! With traditional metal dental implants, Dr. Snarr can handle the process from start to finish, including the surgery to place the implant posts in the jaw. Whether you just need to replace one tooth with an implant and crown, or you’re looking to get dentures that are held firmly in place thanks to strategically placed implant posts, you can count on Dr. Snarr to handle the procedure.

Will You Accept My Dental Insurance?

We Accept Most Major Dental Insurance Plans!

At Bright Smiles Family Dental, we strive to make your dental care accessible and affordable. That’s why we proudly accept a variety of dental insurance plans, including Delta and Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators.

Wondering if your specific plan is covered? No problem! Our friendly team is happy to verify your insurance coverage. Simply give us a call at (208) 656-3008, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Our goal is to help you maximize your dental benefits and receive the quality dental care you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!

About Us

My team at Bright Smiles Family Dental of Rexburg is dedicated to helping our community in Rexburg smile more by providing comfortable, friendly, and personalized dentistry. 

Opening Hours

Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 6pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 2pm

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