Frequently Asked Questions About Our Medford, OR Office

What Kind Of Toothbrush Should I Use?

Since you need to clean all of your teeth, you need a toothbrush that will reach all areas of your mouth. That’s why we recommend a toothbrush with a small head. It’s easier to get to those tricky back teeth that way. However, don’t go too small, or brushing will take forever. When it comes to the bristles, you don’t need anything hard. Soft bristles will do the job just as well as hard bristles, and you run less risk of damaging your gums.

How Often Do I Really Need To Visit The Dentist?

Assuming you are not having any problems and you can brush and floss at home regularly, you will only need to come to our Medford, OR office twice per year. This is so you can get the specialized cleanings and exams that are available only with the right training and equipment. Of course, you should always make an appointment when you notice any problems such as bleeding after you brush, loose teeth, or discomfort.

How Old Should My Child Be Before The First Dental Appointment?

As a general rule, your child should come in for the first visit around his or her first birthday. By then, the baby teeth should be just starting to come up, which is a great time for Dr. Vareldzis to check and make sure everything is coming in normally. Some children require visits sooner if those baby teeth come in early.

What Is Periodontal Disease? Do I Have It?

Periodontal disease is also called gum disease. It’s when bacteria in your mouth infect the gums, turning them red, tender, or swollen. Sometimes, infected gums can bleed when irritated by normal brushing. Gum disease is treatable, but if it’s ignored, you run the risk of losing your teeth. If you are bleeding when you brush or your gums hurt a bit, it’s best to come in for an appointment so Dr. Vareldzis can check out and treat any infection.

Do You Have Any Payment Plans?

Yes. We partner with CareCredit, which offers a credit line to cover the costs of dental procedures with easy, monthly installments. Because the credit is only for the dentist’s office, more people will qualify for it than with credit cards. Also, there is no interest if you can pay off the full amount in a promotional period.

How Can I Schedule An Appointment?

You can make your next appointment two ways. You can call us at 541-779-4196 or 541-773-4435, or you can fill out our online form. Either way, a member of our team will work with you to find a date and time that fits your busy schedule.


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