FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Are you accepting new patients?
Yes! McKee Family Dental is gladly welcoming new patients from Uniontown, PA and the surrounding areas.  Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in answering any questions you may have and schedule your first appointment.

Do you treat children?
Yes, our name says it all! McKee Family Dental is a family focused practice.  The ADA recommends that a dentist examine a child within six months after the first tooth comes in and no later than the first birthday. A dental visit at an early age is a “well-baby checkup” for the teeth. Besides checking for tooth decay and other problems, the dentist can show you how to clean the child’s teeth properly.

Why are “baby” teeth important?

Primary, “baby”, teeth are as important as permanent adult teeth. Primary teeth typically begin to appear when a baby is between age 6 months and 1 year. Primary teeth help children chew and speak. They also hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are growing under the gums.

Do you accept dental insurance?
We accept most insurance plans and will gladly process your claim. Please bring the necessary information with you on your first visit. Dental insurance policies generally cover only a portion of the total treatment cost. Unless other arrangements have been made, we ask that you pay your portion of the bill at the time of treatment.

Are you “In-Network” with my dental insurance?
McKee Family Dental participates with several insurances, including United Concordia, Aetna, Cigna, Guardian, MetLife, Delta Dental, UPMC Advantage, BlueCross BlueShield, and many more. Please contact our office for more information.

Do you offer financing?
Financing may be available to those who qualify with CareCredit. We accept all major credit cards.

What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
If you have a dental emergency, contact our office for further instruction. If it is during normal office hours, we will do our best to see you as quickly as possible.

How often should I visit the dentist for teeth cleaning and check-up?
The ADA recommends a minimum of two visits per year (every six months) for an oral examination and professional dental cleaning. Some patients benefit from more frequent visits, your dentist will recommend a schedule that is best suited for your condition.

Do you offer cosmetic dentistry?
Yes! Whether you wish to make subtle changes to your smile or experience a dramatic transformation, we offer a range of treatment options. Our cosmetic dentistry services include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and cosmetic bonding.

What causes gum disease?
Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. See your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you treat it the better. Bleeding gums is an early sign of gum disease. If you have bleeding gums, contact our office for treatment.

Why do I need x-rays?

Dental X-rays help us detect damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam. X-rays may be needed to help detect any new cavities, determine the status of your gum health or evaluate the growth and development of your teeth. At McKee Family Dental, digital x-rays are taken. This allows us to use the safest and lowest level of radiation exposure possible. Are you pregnant? Make sure to tell your dentist. During your pregnancy, you may need to have X-rays taken. A leaded apron and thyroid collar will protect you and your fetus from radiation exposure.

Do I still go to the dentist if I’m pregnant?

It’s important to continue to see your dentist during pregnancy for oral examinations and professional teeth cleanings. If your mouth is healthy, it’s more likely that your baby’s mouth will be healthy. Make sure to tell your dentist that you are pregnant and about any changes you have noticed in your oral health.