Medical Forms & Insurance Information
It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget. We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. Our office accepts payments by cash, checks, and most major credit cards. We also accept low- and no-interest financing through third-party financing systems.
Insurance policies vary, so our office managers will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action. Once treatment has started, we will file your claims. To help us with your insurance filing, please complete the insurance questions on our medical forms below.
Download the Patient Information & Medical History form ahead of time. If you have any questions about payment, insurance, our our medical forms, contact us! We will thoroughly explain your choices and work hard to accommodate your needs.
Learn the basics about your teeth and why it is essential to maintain dental health.
Throughout your life, you will have two sets of teeth: primary (baby) teeth and secondary (permanent) teeth. At age 6-8 months, the primary teeth appear; all 20 are usually in place by age 3.
Permanent teeth will begin to grow around age 6, and except for wisdom teeth, are all present between ages 12 and 14. The next teeth to grow in are the 12-year molars and finally the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth typically begin breaking through from age 17 and on. The total number of permanent teeth is 32, though few people have room for all 32 teeth. This is why wisdom teeth are usually removed. Your front teeth are called incisors. The sharp “fang-like” teeth are canines. The next side teeth are referred to as pre-molars or bicuspids, and the back teeth are molars. Your permanent teeth are the ones you keep for life, so it is vital that they are brushed and flossed regularly and that periodic check-ups by a dentist are followed.
Our doctors and hygienists take great care to identify and prevent common problems to keep your mouth healthy.
Bad Breath (Halitosis)
Emergency Info: Tooth Ache
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek
Broken Braces and Wires
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
Possible Broken Jaw
Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out
Cold or Canker Sores
Over-the-counter medications may provide some temporary relief, although, if the lesion is detected early, prescribed medication may lessen the duration and severity of the breakout. Visit your dentist as soon as possible.
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"My recent visit for a cleaning and check up was as usual, exceptional. I have been a patient at Lanier Dental for 22 years which I feel attests to my faith in the staff to do their best for me."
How often should I see a dentist?
What does “painless dentistry” mean?
What should I expect during my appointment?
During regular follow-up visits, we will examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, clean your teeth and make plans for treatment, as needed. We will discuss any pain or problems you may be experiencing and answer any questions you may have.
What if I have a gap in my teeth, a chipped tooth or teeth that do not respond to normal bleaching methods?
Can the dentist whiten my teeth?
There are several methods available for bleaching the teeth: in office, overnight or daily. Brite Smile bleaching is done in our office. One session generally lasts one and a half to two hours, and you can read or relax during the treatment. For overnight bleaching, we make an impression of your teeth and create a mouthguard that fits your bite. Each day you fill the mouthguard with a small amount of bleaching gel and wear it overnight or for a few hours during the day. The overnight bleaching process takes approximately two weeks.
Other over-the-counter daily bleaching products are available, but it is important to use any bleaching product only under the supervision of a dentist. To achieve the whitening results you desire, the ADA recommends that you seek the professional advice of a dentist, including examination and diagnosis of the cause of tooth discoloration, before you begin any bleaching program.