FAQ

How often should I visit the dentist?

It is recommended to visit the dentist twice per year. Others who are at risk for developing dental disease may need to visit every three to four months. Since everyone has unique needs, our team formulates a personalized treatment plan just for you.

When should I bring my child to the dentist?

We recommend bringing your child to see the dentist before their first birthday. Children should visit the dentist at least twice per year.

Do you accept dental insurance?

We accept most forms of insurance and will work with you to ensure you get the most from your dental benefits.

What should I expect on my first visit?

We will ask about your medical history and x-rays may be ordered. Dr. Malavich will evaluate your overall dental health and conduct an oral cancer screening. Dr. Malavich and you will formulate a treatment plan that meets your needs. One of our experienced dental hygienists will clean your teeth and discuss your oral health.

How long will my first visit last?

Your cleaning and exam will last about an hour.

I know I need a lot of dental work! How can I minimize my office visits and still get my necessary treatment?

At Malavich Family Dental, we understand hectic work and family schedules. Dr. Malavich will often be able to perform additional dental work the SAME DAY as your initial evaluation! Our team will always work with you and your schedule to minimize visits and maximize your oral health.

I do not like the way my teeth look. What can I do to change it?

We love giving people the smile they deserve! Whether its teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, crowns or braces, Dr. Malavich can arrange the treatment that is right for you.

I am afraid of the dentist. What should I do?

You are not alone! Many patients express anxiety about their visit. At Malavich Family Dental, we do everything to ensure a relaxing, stress-free environment. As part of your treatment, Dr Malavich can discuss anxiety-reducing medications and techniques

Are silver fillings safe?

The ADA, FDA, and numerous public health studies have confirmed the safety of dental amalgam (silver fillings). However, these can be dark and unsightly. Whenever possible we place white, tooth colored composite resin fillings for an esthetically beautiful smile!