- Children's Oral Health
- Dental Emergencies
- Home Oral Health Care
- Insurance and Financing
- Office Experience
The best way to protect your child’s teeth during a sports event is with either an over the counter sports guard or a custom sports guard which can me made at our office. This protects your child’s teeth from any sudden blow and possible chipping that may occur.
Any injury should be evaluated by a medical professional if it is on the moderate to severe level. For small injuries such as a bitten check or tongue, a great home remedy is salt water rinse which helps to heal the tissue.
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 4 ounces of warm water
When a patient has a toothache you need to contact the office to schedule a dental exam so Dr. Clark can evaluate your situation. A toothache can be caused from several variables such as decay, periodontal infection, or even an abscess. Different situations require certain types of treatment and Dr. Clark will discuss the best treatment for with you.
If you have broken a tooth you will need to contact the office to schedule a dental exam so Dr. Clark can evaluate your situation. When a tooth is broken it can create sharp edges that can cut the tongue or cheeks.
A quick tip to help with this discomfort until you can be seen is to apply Ortho Wax to the tooth. This can be purchased at almost any drug or grocery store.
- Take a small amount of wax and roll it with your fingers.
- Press and compact the wax down onto the sharp surface.
Please remember to not eat with the wax on as it could be ingested. This is only a temporary solution to help with the sharp edges of the break.
To schedule an appointment please contact the office at 513-984-0888.
Hours of operation:
Monday – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday – closed
Saturday – closed
Sunday – closed
If you would like contact us online you can request a call back from our office during a specified time that best suits you. Please note if you have not received a call back within 48 hours please call us directly.
To reschedule an appointment you must contact the office within 48 hours of your scheduled appointment to avoid a broken appointment fee.
At Smiles Created we have a 10 minute policy on dental appointments. If a patient is more than 10 minutes late the appointment will have to be reschedule. An appointment is a commitment between our patients and the office. We do everything to maintain your appointment time and respect your time as an individual.
The best way to prevent tooth decay starts with good oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes and flossing at least once daily. The next step is having regular cleanings. For most people 1 cleaning every 6 months is recommended sometimes 1 every 3 to 4 months depending on the health of your mouth. Third is eating a well balanced diet along with minimizing the amount of sugar you consume.
Every toothpaste is different. When selecting toothpaste for yourself it is important to look at the active ingredients. The toothpaste you choose is not as important as the actual movement of the brushing is, which is responsible for removing the plaque. The choice is really up to the patient. Something to watch for, is if you notice any sloughing /pealing of tissue, white film, or sensitivity that is created while using a specific toothpaste. If you have any of those reactions you should switch the toothpaste immediately.
As a new patient at Smiles Created Dr. Clark will start with a comprehensive exam.
Our comprehensive exam includes:
- Oral cancer screening
- Charting of all restorations
- Periodontal charting (The health of the gums)
- Obtain any x-rays that are needed
- Then a cleaning or treatment will be completed at the second appointment
In accordance with the HIPPA Privacy Act you will need to bring the following to your first appointment:
- State photo ID
- Current copy of your insurance card
All new patient paperwork will be completed at your appointment time or you can download the forms from our website and bring the completed documents in with you.
Fear can be a strong deterrent and you are not alone, many people have fears in regards to the dentist. The problem with this is when you put off coming to the dentist for your maintenance you are more likely creating a bigger problem such as decay, gum issues, or even bone loss. We assure you we will make your visit to us very comfortable and help to reduce your fear. After visiting us you will be excited to return for your next scheduled checkup!
The best person to contact is your Human Resources Representative for your office or your insurance company. If you have questions as to what will be covered for specific codes, our Insurance and Financial Advisor is able to work with your insurance to inform you of any cost prior to the work being completed. If you have any questions please contact the office at 513-984-0888. We feel it is very important to have informed patients on all levels including what your investment for a healthy smile will be.
For your routine appointments, insurance will be billed for the full amount of the appointment unless there is a known co-pay or you have an insurance that pays the patient, in which the full balance is due at the time of service. For all patients that are in-network, and our patients with out-of-network benefits, all claims and pre-determinations are sent through our electronic services.
Any restorative work that has been scheduled, the patient will be informed of their estimated portion which is due at the date of service. The remaining cost of the appointment will be sent to your insurance for the company to make their payment.
Professional teeth whitening is different than home whitening, one example is the percentage of peroxide is much higher. Due to this significant difference a doctor and dental assistant will apply a liquid rubber dam that will protect your gums from chemical burn. Professional whitening results will be achieved in hours compared to weeks of the at home products.
Cosmetic dentistry is able to improve the shape, size, and color of your teeth. If you are unhappy with the overall look of your smile, cosmetic dentistry is an option to correct this.
The ADA recommends regular dental cleanings once every 6 months to optimize your dental health. Once you have seen Dr. Clark a more frequent schedule may be recommended for your individual oral health needs. If there are certain oral issues such as periodontal disease, excessive tartar build up, or a high caries (decay) rate we may recommend a 3 or 4 month checkup.
As soon as your child is born it is important to start caring for their oral health. After feeding an infant it is important to wipe the gums with a warm wet washcloth. Once your baby’s first tooth has came in it is important to start brushing that area. Until your child can tie their own shoe they do not have the muscle control to properly brush their own teeth.
An endodontist is a dentist that attend 2 more years of specialty training in the education of the tissue, nerve, and blood vessels located inside the tooth. Also specializing in root canals.