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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

Dental care isn’t the easiest service to navigate at first, but at Cornerstone Family Dental, that’s completely fine. We want to make your appointment as simple as possible and answer questions upfront whenever we can. Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions we get, so give them a brief review if you have a question that has not yet been answered.

How often should I go to the dentist?

For the best chance of keeping your mouth healthy, an appointment every 6 months works well. Some people may need to be seen more frequently. If you are unsure, call for a consultation today and we’ll make you a personalized plan.

What do I need to bring to my dental appointment?

Please bring a form of ID, yourself, your dental insurance card, and a list of medications you are taking. If this is to be your first visit to Cornerstone Family Dental, please come early enough to fill out some forms.

How do I know which service I need?

If you need to be seen quickly or are uncertain which treatment is right for you, please call our dental office so an assistant may help you.

Do you provide Sedation, and if so, how?

Cornerstone Family Dental does provide sedation upon request. Most often, Dr. Crofoot uses an IV to administer the sedation. This is for added safety and control. Dr. Crofoot also does oral sedation with a pill but finds it to be far less effective than with an IV. For more information, check our page on Sedation.

Can I have Missionary Exams done?

Absolutely! With our dental office so close to BYU Idaho we are a perfect place to have your mission exam done. Both Dr. Snarr and Dr. Crofoot served missions and understand the importance of good oral health to your success and health as a missionary, especially in foreign countries. We pay extra attention to any problems that could arise and give treatment and advise for preventing them.

Do you take my insurance?

This is really two questions. These questions include “Do you accept my insurance?” and “Are you a contracted provider with my insurance?” To start, we accept all insurances* and will help you get the maximum benefit possible to keep your portion as small as is legally possible. Secondly, we are providers for most insurances that are offered in this area, except for a few that would decrease the quality of care you receive. If you have insurance from out of state (We do a ton of this for BYUI students) we know how to get the most from your insurance and will take care of that complicated process for you. Call us now for a free insurance consultation.

*Medicaid is not insurance and as such we do not accept new Medicaid patients. We reserve the right to refuse any insurance or treatment or change business insurance dental office at any time.

No matter what I do I always have cavities. Can you help me stop getting cavities?

If you are frustrated with how many cavities you get every time you see the dentist, call now for a “stop the cavities” appointment. We will give you detailed instructions and show you which products will improve your situation. We have helped so many people just like you stop the cycle. We believe prevention is the most important thing we can do to take care of your mouth. Quit trying to play catch up and take control of your situation. Call now and ask for a “Stop the Cavities” appointment.

Do you take payments?

We realize dentistry can be a big investment and have several options to help you get the care you need.

Call us today to see how you can get the care you need.

Do my wisdom teeth really need to come out?

While every person is different, the vast majority of people do need them out. Here are the biggest reasons…

How do I prepare for sedation?

You will need to

These are general instructions and will be adapted to your specific health needs at the consult appointment

Do you know any funny dental jokes?

Warning-dentistry jokes are a little…. Well you’ll see

What time do most people go to the dentist?

Tooth Hurty (2:30)

Knock knock- Who’s there?

Dishes

Dishes who?

Dishes how I talk since I lost my teeth

What do you call a dentist in the army?

A drill sergeant

What do you call it when you haven’t brushed for 10 years?
Tooth decade

How do you let your dentist know he is great?

With a little plaque

Why did the star wars rebels get their teeth whitened?
To get rid of the dark side

Why don’t Jedis get cavities?

They always have the floss with them

John has 50 candy bars. He eats 40 of them. What does John have now?
Cavities, John has cavities.

Why should you be kind to your dentist?

Because he has fillings too.