How can I schedule an appointment?

At Carlsbad Coastal Dental you can contact us via the phone to schedule an appointment or use our convenient Book an Appointment form, whichever works best for you!

Should I arrive early for my first appointment?

We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early to get any paperwork or insurance information taken care of.

How long should my first appointment last?

For first time appointments, we recommend allowing for about 2 hours of time at our dental office. This allows us to thoroughly examine your oral health, discuss any findings/concerns and completely clean your mouth.

How often should I see my dentist for professional care?

We recommend that you schedule routine dental checkups with Carlsbad Coastal Dental at least every 6 months. For patients with chronic dental complications such as decay, infection or even disease we may recommend more frequent visits.

When should my child first see the dentist?

We recommend that your child visit us as soon as their first tooth erupts, however, if that is not possible we strongly recommend visiting us by at least their first birthday.

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

We recommend replacing your toothbrush every 3 months at minimum, if you notice any damage or have recently been sick we recommend replacing your toothbrush immediately.

How do I select a toothbrush?

We recommend always selecting a toothbrush with soft bristles as harder bristles can actually damage your teeth. Make sure your toothbrush properly fits in your mouth and can reach every area of your mouth as well.

What should I do in the event of a dental emergency?

In the event that you or a loved one experiences a traumatic dental injury, we recommend immediately rinsing the mouth to clean the area. Next, contact our emergency dentist! Time can be very important and may be the difference between saving or losing your tooth.

Have any additional questions regarding your oral health, our dental care or anything else dentistry related? Feel free to ask any questions you have at your next appointment. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have.

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