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FAQ and Reviews

Reviews

"I have been seeing Dr. Seyfried for years. He is a great dentist. The kind of doctor that remembers you and the stuff you tell him. Even when you run into him somewhere beyond the chair he is kind and nice and takes the time to say hello and ask how you are doing. Great guy and dentist."

Angelle, August 1, 2017

"I always enjoy the staff at Dr. Seyfried's office, whether at the desk or in the clinic. Melissa is a great addition and I enjoyed having her work on my teeth. I will miss becky, but thank you for providing someone just as kind and capable. And I love Robin, Jessica and Mari as well. Best dental office I've ever frequented."

Kathleen, July 27, 2017

"Staff is pleasant and efficient!"

Liza, June 27, 2017

"Good competent office."

Robert, July 28, 2017

"Really enjoyed my visit and the person who took care of me was quite nice and informative."

Randi, July 26, 2017

"Although I miss Becky, the new hygienist was great too! Thank you!"

Melinda, July 19, 2017

"As always, very positive experience."

Jerry, June 23, 2017

"Everyone was very friendly!"

Elizabeth, June 15, 2017

"This has got to be the friendliest dental staff there is. From the time you walk in, to the time you say goodbye. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of the dental industry, and you never feel like just a "number"."

Anonymous, June 14, 2017

"Always very thorough, informative and the whole staff is great!"

Jane, May 22, 2017

"Excellent care and concern for my tooth ache misery."

Mary, May 16, 2017

"Best dentist I've ever been to."

Rusty, May 10, 2017

"Best dentist I ever had and friendly staff. Best care and very gentle."

Terrill, May 9, 2017

"Very professional group and friendly. Easy to work with front office staff too."

Eric, April 28, 2017

"As always, perfect in every way! Everyone in the office is lovely, the work is superb - if you need a dentist, this is your guy!"

Betti, April 27, 2017

"As unpleasant as getting a crown may be, Dr. Seyfriend and Mari made me feel very taken care of! I've recommended you all to my friend Ashley Mabry."

Andi, April 5, 2017

"Friendly Staff!"

Tobie, April 23, 2017

"Awesome dentist. Gentle and knowledgeable. Would recommend to family and friends."

Anonymous, April 27, 2017

"Dr. Seyfriend and his office staff are all so friendly and professional. He is so gentle that you cannot even feel the shot to numb you mouth! I fell asleep in the chair while they were working on my teeth...we love Seyfriend Dental Arts!"

Valerie, April 6, 2017

FAQ

Which type of toothbrush should I use?

The brand of the toothbrush is not as critical as the type of bristle and the size of the head. A soft toothbrush with a small head is recommended because medium and hard brushes tend to cause irritation and contribute to recession of the gums, and a small head allows you to get around each tooth more completely and is less likely to injure your gums.

It's unnecessary to "scrub" the teeth as long as you are brushing at least twice a day and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings.

Is one toothpaste better than others?

Generally, no. However, it's advisable to use a toothpaste containing fluoride to decrease the incidence of dental decay. We recommend our patients use whatever toothpaste tastes good to them, as long as it contains fluoride.

How often should I floss?

Flossing your teeth once per day helps prevent cavities from forming between the teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. Flossing also helps keep your gums healthy.

What's the difference between a crown and a cap?

Both are used to repair a severely broken tooth by covering all or most of the tooth after removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure, and decay. The restoration material is made of gold, porcelain, composites, or even stainless steel.

Dentists refer to all of these restorations as crowns. However, patients often refer to the tooth-colored ones as caps and the gold or stainless steel ones as crowns. In medical terms, they are two names for the same procedure.

What's the difference between a bridge and a partial denture?

Both bridges and partial dentures replace missing teeth. A bridge is permanently attached to abutment teeth or, in some cases, implants. A partial denture is attached by clasps to the teeth and is easily removed by the patient.

Patients are usually more satisfied with bridges than with partial dentures.

What about silver fillings versus white fillings?

Although the U.S. Public Health Service issued a report in 1993 stating there is no health reason to avoid amalgam (silver fillings), more patients today are requesting white, or tooth-colored, composite fillings.

We also prefer tooth-colored fillings because they bond to the tooth structure better and so help strengthen a tooth weakened by decay. White fillings are also usually less sensitive to temperature and blend in better.

However, white fillings cannot be used in every situation. If a tooth is badly broken, a crown will usually be necessary and provide better overall satisfaction for the patient than just a filling would.

Do I need to have a root canal just because I have to have a crown?

No. While most teeth that have had root canal treatments do need crowns to strengthen the teeth and to return the teeth to normal form and function, not every tooth needing a crown also needs to have a root canal.

Contact Us

For your convenience, we offer evening appointments. Call us today for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.