Keeping Patients Informed & Healthy
When you need a dentist who can take care of your entire family, you want to ensure top-notch dental care. At Town Square Dental Care in Oskaloosa, IA, you receive the highest level of dental care for yourself and your family.
Our flexible hours, convenient locations, and high-quality treatment will make it easy for you to have excellent oral health. Whether you need teeth whitening, root canal therapy, or just a routine cleaning, we can handle it all promptly, efficiently, and at an affordable rate.
Our highly-trained, compassionate team is committed to providing quality, patient-focused dental care in a comfortable environment. We truly care about each of our patients and value your time and personal needs. Our team is always prepared, participating in continuing education courses and recertification classes, and ready to give you the most advanced, revolutionary care you deserve.
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Financial & Insurance
Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. You must pay your estimated patient portion at the time of service.
Our office accepts payments by cash, checks, and credit cards. If you have any questions about cost, we will thoroughly explain your choices and work hard to accommodate your needs. We participate with many insurance carriers and are a preferred provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield and Delta Dental Premier.
If your insurance covers treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Once treatment has started, we will file your claims. Please remember that insurance is a benefit for you or your family members. The financially responsible party is accountable for all charges insurance does not cover.
Your First Visit
When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment, or you may print and complete these forms before your first visit.
Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. We request 24-hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment. However, we know that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, and we appreciate your cooperation.
Why Maintain Oral Hygiene?
Brushing & Flossing
Healthy brushing and flossing habits are the core way to maintain your oral hygiene. When brushing your teeth, move the brush in small circular motions to reach food particles that may be under your gum line. We recommend brushing three times daily to avoid the accumulation of food particles and plaque. Floss is used for removing food particles and plaque. Guide the floss between all teeth to the gum line, pulling out any food particles or plaque.
Tooth Decay Prevention
Tooth decay is a progressive disease that can naturally occur from sugars in the everyday diet. We can remove the decay and fill the tooth using various fillings, restoring the tooth to a healthy state. However, nerve damage can result from severe decay and may require a crown. Avoiding decay requires strict adherence to a dental hygiene regimen: brushing and flossing twice a day, regular dental checkups, diet control, and fluoride treatment.
As bacteria react with the food, acids form and break down the tooth enamel, causing cavities. Tooth sealants protect these susceptible areas by sealing the grooves and depressions, preventing bacteria and food particles from residing in these areas. Sealant material is typically applied to the back teeth, molars, and premolars, and areas prone to cavities. It lasts for several years but needs to be checked during regular appointments.
Keep your teeth stronger and more durable with fluoride treatments. Fluoride can help teeth resist decay better. If you drink fluoride-treated water and brush and floss daily, we ensure you will experience fewer cavities and other oral issues. We can evaluate fluoride levels in your primary drinking sources and recommend appropriate supplements, either tablets or drops if needed.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, can cause inflammation, tooth loss, or bone damage. Gingivitis can cause the gums to bleed easily and become swollen. As the disease progresses to periodontitis, teeth may fall out or need to be removed. It is highly preventable and can be avoided by daily brushing and flossing. One indicator of gum disease is consistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth.
Avoid bad breath by maintaining daily oral hygiene routines, such as brushing and flossing. By preventing food buildup, particles, plaque, and bacteria, you can avoid bad breath. While certain foods, such as garlic or anchovies, may create temporary bad breath, consistent bad breath may be a sign of gum disease or another dental problem. Have one of our dentists check your mouth.