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Frequently Asked Questions

My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from the patient brushing too hard or from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrush and pressure for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to stop the disease and return your gums to good health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults, and it has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can escalate to create significant damage to your health, so call for an assessment now. We will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!

How can I improve my smile?

That sounds like an easy question to answer, but it isn't! Your smile is unique, and we won't compromise your individuality with smile enhancements. Smile design requires an initial consultation in which we will discuss your goals, preferences, and options for care. Generally speaking, we may suggest porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, all-white restorations, or replacement teeth. Orthodontics may also be involved. After your comprehensive evaluation and consultation, we'll present a smile makeover plan for your new smile. We offer digital imaging for smile previews, as well.

My teeth are stained. Can you help?

Yes. We offer teeth whitening solutions to brighten your smile dramatically at home or in our office. Call for an appointment today!

How can you straighten my smile without using metal braces?

Depending on your unique case, we may suggest porcelain veneers or Invisalign clear braces. Read more about these procedures in our services area.

What insurance information would you like addressed on the site?

As a courtesy, we electronically file your claims and will accept your deductible or co-pay at the time of service. Any unpaid balance is your responsibility. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call our dental office.

What payment methods do you accept, and what are your financing options?

For your convenience, we accept cash, check, and major credit cards. Third party financing is available through CareCredit for qualified applicants.

9450 Stockdale Highway, Suite 110, Bakersfield, CA 93311 USA
Dr. Jerry Woolf Bakersfield CA dentist (661) 665-0500 (661) 665-0710