Frequently Asked Questions
At DeMartino Dental Group, we always want our patients to feel confident and well-informed when it comes to their personal oral healthcare journeys. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to let us know so that we can address them for you directly. Our team has also compiled some of the most popular FAQs we receive and their answers below for added convenience!
Do you see children?
Absolutely! In 2007, Dr. Garcia-DeMartino created and founded The Children’s Dental Health Center here at DeMartino Dental Group, where she personally performs all children’s dental procedures with a calm, friendly, and highly knowledgeable approach. Through the use of dental lasers, she can help your son or daughter have a highly comfortable care experience that leaves them with new reasons to smile.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Don’t worry – at DeMartino Dental Group, you’re in the very best of hands. Drs. DeMartino and Garcia-DeMartino have been using this state-of-the-art technology for well over two decades and counting. In fact, they were the first dentists in all of The Lehigh Valley to start incorporating modern lasers into their patient care!
There really is no comparison between traditional drills and the unparalleled safety and overall comfort of laser dentistry. These hi-tech tools use precise beams of energy to treat decay, eliminate diseased tissue, and perform many other valuable functions, all without the unpleasant sensations of heat, vibrations, and pressure. In fact, most patients are able to remain fully at ease throughout the treatment process without the need for local anesthesia. Please take a look at the laser dentistry content on our website to learn more about the specific brands of lasers we use and their outstanding benefits.
What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?
Our dentists strongly recommend dental implants as the premier reconstructive solution available today. They stand alone because, unlike traditional bridges and dentures, we’re actually able to rebuild the original root of the tooth in addition to the white crown on top. This comprehensive approach better supports the patient’s continuing oral health and also results in a seamlessly attractive and functional smile addition that blends right in alongside natural teeth.
Of course, implants may not be the ideal match for every patient in need. During an initial consultation, we can take the time to better understand your current needs and priorities and make a well-informed recommendation for further care.
Do you really use lasers for dental implant surgery?
Yes – we’re actually the only practice throughout the entire Lehigh Valley to offer this state-of-the-art style of implant surgical care! By utilizing dental lasers throughout the treatment process instead of tired scalpels and sutures, our dentists are able to minimize bleeding and encourage faster, more comfortable healing. Better yet, we actually won’t have to perform a second surgical procedure to uncover the implant, which means that proceeding to the restorative phase of treatment should only take an average of three months in regular circumstances
What are the best mouthguard brands for protecting my teeth as an athlete?
Dr. DeMartino is actually the inventor of the Bengal Bite® high performance sports mouthpiece, which is a high-performance and 100% customized device that not only guards the teeth from harm on the court or field, but also cushions the jaw and temporomandibular joints against the threat of fractures while minimizing the risk of brain concussions and cerebral hematomas. Some of the world’s pinnacle athletes have used this specific brand, including Lennox Lewis, Tommy Hearns, and Larry Holmes. If you’d like to learn more about the Bengal Bite’s various benefits or schedule impressions to receive your very own mouthguard, don’t hesitate to contact us in the Lehigh Valley.
What’s the difference between Bengal Bite® Mouthguards and Tigress®?
The Tigress mouthguard is specifically designed for female athletes with a cushioned, extra-soft liner that’s perfectly suited to a woman’s rounder cusped teeth. This helps to prevent unsightly chips in the teeth while also elevating protection and retention.
Is it true that a dentist may be able to treat my sleep apnea?
Yes, if they have the proper training! Dr. DeMartino and Dr. Garcia-DeMartino can provide custom-made oral appliances to patients who are struggling with mild to moderate symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). If you’ve been unable to achieve lasting relief with a traditional CPAP machine, we’d be happy to welcome you in for a consultation and help you determine whether this treatment method could be a better fit for your particular diagnosis.
Can you help me improve the way my smile looks?
Certainly. DeMartino Dental Group offers an extensive menu of cosmetic services that are specifically designed to elevate the visual appearance of teeth and erase common, frustrating flaws. Possible options include teeth whitening, aesthetic gum recontouring, porcelain veneers, and much more. Our dentists will be happy to help you determine the best treatment methods for your unique goals and preferences during a consultation.
Do you accept dental insurance?
Yes. Our front desk is happy to work with virtually any major provider, helping patients better understand the benefits available to them and filing any necessary claims on their behalf to maximize deserved reimbursements. Please visit our new patients page to learn more, or feel free to contact us in Phillipsburg directly with any questions.