Common Questions

The following are some of the patient questions we routinely answer. If you do not find the information you are looking for here or would like additional information, please contact our office.

Q. How do I know when it's time to come in for a checkup?
Q. Do you accept referrals?
Q. How can I ask Dr. Schaefer questions directly?
Q. My child has had an accident and his/her tooth has been entirely knocked out. What do I do?
Q. What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?
Q. My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?
Q. Crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays, and partials. Where can I learn more about these procedures?
Q. Do I have to floss every day? Is it really that important?
Q. I want my front teeth to look better. What would you recommend?
Q. My spouse snores and keeps me up at night. I have heard a dentist might be able to prescribe an appliance that prevents snoring. Can you help?
Q. What is Smile Analysis?
Q. What is Smile Design?
Q. Can you show me what my smile can look like ahead of time?
Q. How does the doctor keep up to date on all of the current techniques and materials?
Q. What makes you different than any other dental practice I can visit?
Q How can I safely whiten my teeth?
Q. I really do not like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?
Q. What different payment options do you provide?
Q. Do you accept my insurance?
Q. Will I be charged if I need to cancel an appointment?