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What services does your office specialize in?

We provide a wide array of services that patients can learn more about with Dr. Dinh. These include, but aren’t limited to: Cleanings, exams, fillings, crowns, implants, bridges, dentures, oral surgery, extractions, deep cleanings, whitening, veneers, Invisalign, and more. To learn more, visit www.lakeolympiadental.com services or call the office to schedule your exam.

What insurances do you accept?

We accept all major insurances for dental treatment. Verify with your insurance company your policy is a PPO plan with in and out of network benefits. The only plans we can’t work with are HMO plans, where a treating dentist is already chosen for you, and Medicaid/Medicare programs.

How much is my insurance going to cover for my treatment?

We can only estimate how much your insurance will cover. The amount that your insurance will cover for your treatment depends on your policy. We recommend calling your insurance using the number on the back of your insurance card to learn more.

How much does preventative dental care cost?

Having your teeth cleaned at least twice a year is a great way to prevent issues from forming or getting worse. A routine dental visit with us will include an exam, cleaning, and x-rays for only $130. With insurance, your portion becomes $0. If you don’t have insurance, we do offer our in-office dental savings plan that covers your cleanings 2 times per year as well. Ask us about the plan when scheduling your appointment.

How can I prepare for my first appointment?

We’re excited to meet you! Please bring your photo ID and dental insurance card. If you are under 18, please come with your parent or legal guardian. We look forward to seeing you soon!

What if I have a lot of medical issues?

The most important thing you can do is let us know by filling out your medical history if you have allergies or concerns we should know about. If you have a serious medical condition, we may require clearance from your medical doctor prior to scheduling any procedures.

What can I expect from a first visit to your office?

When you visit us, you will be given a comprehensive cleaning and oral exam to address any issues you may have and improve your oral hygiene. Here are some steps you can expect during your first visit:

  • Check in (we’ll send you your documents via text to fill out beforehand for smoother check in!)
  • Choose from a list of amenities provided to make your visit comfortable
  • Take your X-rays
  • Clean your pearly whites
  • Sit down with Dr. Dinh for your exam
  • Address your teeth history and concerns
  • Develop a personalized oral care plan

Your personalized plan may involve additional treatments you should consider a high priority, such as a deep cleaning, cavity filling, dental crowns, etc. Our dentist and coordinator will go over any questions you have regarding treatment thoroughly. Once your dental appointment is over, we will schedule your next appointment for treatment.

Are you open on Sundays, weekends, or late?

Please check our website to see our most updated times and availability for late hours and weekends. Currently we are open Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm.

Do you have same-day appointments available or accept walk-ins?

As long as we have the availability, we’ll always schedule same day appointments and take walk in appointments! Give our office a call at 281-848-8822 to see if we can schedule you in!

Can I transfer my files to your office?

You can always transfer your most recent patient information from another office. Please call that current office to have them release your information to you or us. Your information can be sent to [email protected].

Do you have online reviews?

We strive to deliver an excellent patient experience each and every day. Please check out our Google and Facebook pages (link to them) to read our patients’ personal experiences.

Can I cancel or reschedule my appointment online?

We understand things come up and plans change. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please call our office at 281-848-8822 and we’ll be happy to help you.

Can I fill out my patient paperwork ahead of time?

Yes, we’ll send you your paperwork via text or email for your appointment. We also have paper copies if you’d rather fill them out that way.

Where can I learn more about my concerns about my oral health?

Visit our expansive service options (link) on our website to answer many of your questions. From what to do in an emergency, to why are your gums bleeding, and more.


How can I pay for my treatment?

We understand that dental care is an expensive and unplanned expense. It’s important to help make sure your dental care fits into your budget and life. We accept all major credit cards and cash as payment for treatment. We’re also more than happy to help you apply for flexible financing through CareCredit or Sunbit. We also offer our in-office dental savings plan for maximum savings on treatment while working directly with Dr. Dinh.

What is your dental savings plan?

We’re so glad you asked!

Dental insurance can be such a hassle for us and patients to manage when providing treatment. With our dental savings plan, you get to work directly with Dr. Dinh on your care. Regular dental cleanings are covered at no extra cost and planned treatment is always 15% off for you! This removes the insurance companies from denying our claims, telling us what we can and cannot do for you, and we can estimate your treatment down to the penny. There’s no deductibles, no yearly maxes, and no confusion on what’s covered and what’s not. Ready to sign up?

Call us to get started!

How much is your dental savings plan and what’s included?

Our dental savings plan is comparable to most insurance costs and allows you to work
directly with Dr. Dinh. What’s included:

2 Routine exams + cleanings per year
2 Routine x-rays per year
2 Emergency exam per year
1 Fluoride treatment per year
15% off all other treatment

All for only $329 paid yearly!


What is good oral hygiene?

Good oral hygiene means practicing good oral health habits. By protecting your oral health, you can enjoy a brighter, healthier smile and have a better chance of avoiding various health issues, both in your mouth and throughout your body.

Brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and getting regular dental checkups and cleanings will go a long way toward maintaining your whole-body health.


How can I improve my oral hygiene?

To improve your oral hygiene, create and practice a good oral health routine every day.

This includes:

  • Brushing regularly for two minutes, twice a day
    Replacing your toothbrush every three or four months
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Getting fluoride treatments to protect your teeth
  • Avoiding sugary and acidic foods and drinks
    Addressing problems as soon as you can


How do I make brushing teeth a habit for my kids?

If you have children, you might wonder how you can start making oral hygiene a habit.

Here are some easy steps to start your kids off on the right track!

1. Start early: Start teaching your child to brush before they even have teeth. Kids pick up habits quickly, so start by “brushing” your baby’s gums every morning and evening. Simply using a soft bristle brush or silicone finger with no toothpaste will do the trick. This makes it much easier to transition to toothpaste and an actual toothbrush when your child is ready to start brushing because they are used to the process.

2. Prioritize routine dental visits from a young age: You should take your child for their first dental visit within six months of the first tooth
coming in and no later than their first birthday. Not only does this set the standard that dental appointments are essential, but it also works to correct problems or potential problems early on.

3. Set the example:  You already know, kids watch everything you do, including how you take care of yourself. So by letting your kids see you brushing your teeth and flossing, they start to learn that this is something they, too, should do.

Let your kids see the steps you take to maintain good oral health. Talk about going to the dentist and show them foods that are both good for the body and their teeth. These are all effortless ways to set your kids up for success.


What are some tips for dealing with anxiety about my appointment?

Some phobias are easy to avoid, but you shouldn’t put off going to the dentist forever. That means you will need to confront your fear. Here are a few handy tips to make your dental visit less stressful:

  • Talk to your dentist about your anxiety. They may know special strategies and techniques
    to help ease your nerves for your visit.
  • Positive reinforcement can help distract you from your negative thoughts.
  • Try bringing an entertaining book, a funny podcast, or uplifting music to your appointment to keep your mind busy and your thoughts positive. We have TV’s in all of our rooms for you to put on
    a relaxing show or music while being treated.
  • Ask Dr. Dinh to explain everything they do before they do it. If you know what to expect, there will be fewer surprises for you.

It is incredibly common for people to experience anxiety when needing to go to the dentist. We understand that and have several options to help make your experience much more pleasing.


What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is a dental problem that needs to be addressed immediately. Common dental emergencies include a cracked or chipped tooth, severe toothaches, loose or falling out teeth, and objects lodged between the teeth. Other dental emergencies include a broken jaw or a bitten tongue that will not stop bleeding.

If you are experiencing any major pain or sensitivity, call us right away at 281-848-8822 and schedule an appointment to be evaluated by Dr. Dinh.


What is the cost of a dental emergency?

The cost will vary based on the type of dental emergency and treatment needed to fix your concern. The most important thing is to have the dentist examine the problem area. We can explain the treatment options for your specific dental emergency and how much that may cost at your evaluation.  Call us at 281-848-8822 if you feel any major sensitivity to schedule an appointment to be evaluated.


What are the signs of a cracked/broken tooth?

There are two primary signs that you have a cracked tooth. You’ll first notice it when biting and chewing food; there could be pain from biting down. When eating or drinking hot or cold foods and liquids, you may experience sensitivity from a hairline crack. Call us at 281-848-8822 if you feel any major sensitivity to be evaluated.


What should I do if I lose an adult tooth?

Losing an adult tooth, no matter how it happens, is a dental emergency. A tooth can be lost in a variety of ways. Two of the most prevalent occurrences are accidents and injuries. Begin by retrieving the tooth, which should be in good condition.

Gently rinse the tooth’s root with water. Don’t scrub the tooth, and don’t remove any attached tissue. Gently try to re-establish the tooth’s natural position in its socket. If that is not working, place the tooth in a cup of saltwater or milk. If a tooth is knocked out and replaced quickly enough, it has the best chance of survival. Then call us as soon as you can to be seen by the doctor.


How much does teeth whitening cost?

Lake Olympia Dental uses the GloPro Power whitening system. The in-office fee for the treatment is $450 per patient. The appointment will take about 30 minutes to 1 hour. We do offer the take home kit separately for $350 and can also bundle both for treatment in the office and aftercare!


How much does teeth whitening cost with insurance?

Cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening are typically not covered by most  dental insurance policies. It’s important to contact your insurance provider to determine what coverage might be applied to the total cost of teeth whitening.


How does teeth whitening work?

The best whitening results are produced when your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and polished before the procedure, ensuring there is no interference with the treatment. Your gum line will be protected from the whitening solution during the procedure. This reduces the risk of gum sensitivity both during and after the treatment, though your teeth will be sensitive afterwards. Your appointment will take roughly 1 hour for just the whitening portion; 2 hours if we complete your regular cleaning beforehand.


What is a dental implant?

Dental implants can be used to fix teeth that have little structure and consist of a metal post. Dental implants are surgically attached beneath the gums to the jawbone. Once the posts have been inserted, we’ll be able to mount replacement teeth, such as crowns, a bridge, or dentures.


What’s the difference between a dental implant and a crown?

A crown is a crafted tooth that is placed over the natural tooth and roots to preserve what is already there. Dental implants are surgically placed to replicate the tooth’s natural root and typically also require a crown to add functionality. They tend to last 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced.


What is a bridge?

A dental bridge or tooth bridge is when a false tooth is held in place by the teeth on either side of the replacement tooth. This means that there is a false tooth between two natural teeth, and those natural teeth are holding the false tooth in place.


What’s the difference between a dental bridge and dentures?

Dental bridges, explained above, typically use the support of other natural teeth to fill in the space where a tooth may be missing and are cemented in, making them mostly permanent. Dentures are an option to replace multiple missing teeth, whether it be complete or partial. Full dentures fit over your gums and are used when you’re missing most, if not all, of your teeth in either arch. Partial dentures are used when you have one or more teeth missing and are also referred to as removable bridges. Partial dentures attach to natural teeth and have a metal framework and clasps for added support.


What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection. The infection attacks the tissues and bones that support your teeth and is the leading cause of tooth loss. How quickly the periodontal disease progresses depends on several factors, but once it develops, it accelerates when left untreated. If left untreated, you face gum recession or tooth loss. Which is why it’s important to stay up to date with your regular cleanings and practice good oral health care at home.


How does periodontal or gum disease affect overall health?

Oral health is linked to whole-body health more closely than you might think. The health of your teeth and gums can have a big impact on your overall health. Inflammation originating in your mouth due to tooth decay and periodontal disease can increase your risk of health conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Cognitive decline
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy complications


Maintaining a proper dental hygiene regimen and making regular dental visits can help limit the impact that oral health issues have on your overall health.


What are some of the most common symptoms of advanced gum disease?

  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Bright red or purplish gums
  • More intense bleeding of gums, especially when brushing and flossing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Discharge between your teeth and gums
  • Loose teeth or tooth loss
  • Pain while chewing
  • Development of new spaces in teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Changes to your bite


How long does surgery usually take?

The time length depends on the type of case we’re working with. Most appointments can take about 1 hour, such as simple extractions. Sometimes they can take about 3 hours or more for extra work to be completed, such as working on multiple teeth or using an anesthetic that takes time to activate.


How long does it take to heal from oral surgery? What are the risks?

It largely depends on the case, but recovery can range from a couple weeks to a couple of months on the longer range. It can also vary depending on you as the patient and your oral and personal care.

You can expect pain, swelling, numbness, bleeding, and possible infections to occur after your surgical procedure. Dr. Dinh will advise you on what to expect and do before, during and after your specific procedure so you can feel confident for your appointment.


How do I know if I require wisdom teeth removal or a general extraction?

Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed. You’ll know you need your wisdom teeth removed if you have pain in those areas. That pain is typically from growth or impaction, but if the pain continues or gets worse, you should see the dentist as soon as possible. The same goes for any type of tooth pain that causes major discomfort.


What foods should you avoid after having oral surgery?

After having a surgical procedure, what you eat and do not eat can either help or hinder the healing process. Foods that can cause more problems and should be avoided consist of crunchy or chewy things; this is because these foods can reopen the incision and cause excessive pain. Other foods that you should avoid if you do not want to add to the pain are high acid and spicy foods. These types of food can create an infection, which is both painful and dangerous.

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