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Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry
Providing Exceptional Dental Care Since 1977

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry, we don’t expect you to be an expert about your oral health. But we have found that when our patients are involved with their dental care, they’re more likely to feel confident when making decisions about their treatment.

Our Circleville, OH dentists make it a point to keep you informed, and using visual aids like photos, digital x-rays, and intraoral cameras gives you a full picture of your oral health.

We also want you to feel comfortable asking questions about anything that concerns you. If it matters to you, it matters to us, and our knowledgeable dental team enjoys helping our patients find the answers they’re looking for.

Here are a few of the questions that our patients often ask, but we encourage you to call or email us if you have one that you don’t see here, and we’ll be happy to help you.

Other

At Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry, we are in-network numerous insurances, including those listed below. Visit our financial page for a complete listing of all the insurances we are in-network with. 

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • MediGold
  • MetLife
  • Superior
  • United Healthcare

If you are out of our network, we will process your insurance claim for you. What this means is that you will pay for your treatment at the time of service, and then your insurance company will reimburse you for the covered portion.

Our insurance coordinator Teresa is very knowledgeable, and her job is to help our patients understand their dental coverage and how it applies to the treatment we recommend.  She will review your plan with you, answer your questions, get pre-treatment estimates, and help file your insurance claim after we complete your procedure.

Your dental insurance is a valuable benefit, and we want you to get the most out of it. Most plans cover the full cost of preventive treatment like dental exams and cleanings, which makes it easy for you and your family to maintain excellent oral health.

Every insurance plan is different, but most cover a portion of dental restorations like fillings, dental crowns and bridges, dentures, and orthodontic treatment. Cosmetic dentistry is usually not covered under dental insurance, but if you want to enhance your smile, we also offer CareCredit interest-free financing.

Our goal at Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry is to make it possible for everyone to get the essential dental care they need when they need it. If you have questions about your dental insurance or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our Circleville, OH dental office.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth whitening or bleaching is perfectly safe when your dentist or dental hygienist supervises it.

It’s easy to purchase whitening toothpaste and teeth whitening kits at the drug store. But the fact is that these products are not all that effective and won't deliver the dramatic results you're hoping for.

Using these kits at home without supervision can also damage your gums and tooth enamel, which is why our dentists recommend customized teeth whitening kits available at our Circleville, OH dental office.

Professional teeth whitening eliminates stains from drinking coffee, red wine, or from smoking or using tobacco. It whitens yellow teeth and transforms your smile from dull and drab to bright and beautiful.

At Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry, we offer several customized take-home teeth whitening options. We use a system called Colgate Optic White and also offer Opalescence custom and stock whitening trays that are convenient because you use them at home at your own pace.

The results we can achieve with any of our professional teeth whitening treatments in Circleville, OH are different for everyone. But if you use the products as directed by our dentists, you should see a smile that’s about six shades brighter than when you started.

If you want a fast way to brighten your smile for a big event like a wedding or family reunion, professional teeth whitening can help. Call Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry so we can schedule a dental cleaning to get started.

If you want to change your smile, the team at Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry have plenty of treatment options to help you. Cosmetic dentistry means different things to different people, but it’s not just a way for celebrities and movie stars to get a camera-worthy smile. 

Cosmetic dentistry at our Circleville, OH dental office can be just about anything you want it to be. Because we offer numerous services that can treat a wide variety of cosmetic smile flaws, we can solve any aesthetic problem that bothers you.

Take a look at all the ways we use cosmetic dental treatments to enhance the health and beauty of your smile:

  • Repair chipped or broken teeth
  • Fill in gaps and uneven spaces between teeth
  • Straighten crooked, crowded, or overlapped teeth
  • Improve the shape or size of your teeth
  • Whiten stained or yellow teeth

Whether you have one of these cosmetic concerns or several, our dentists will take the time to learn how you want to improve your smile and which treatment or treatments will help you achieve your smile goals.

Our full range of dental treatments that improve your smile includes tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, teeth whitening, and porcelain dental crowns. We offer Invisalign clear braces and Powerprox Six Month Braces (similar to Six Month Smiles), so busy adults can get a straighter smile without using metal braces.

At Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry, we enjoy bringing out the best in our patients’ smiles. Our cosmetic dentists have helped many of our Circleville, OH patients make their dream smile a reality. Call us today to schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment to get started.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

At Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry, we are in-network numerous insurances, including those listed below. Visit our financial page for a complete listing of all the insurances we are in-network with. 

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • MediGold
  • MetLife
  • Superior
  • United Healthcare

If you are out of our network, we will process your insurance claim for you. What this means is that you will pay for your treatment at the time of service, and then your insurance company will reimburse you for the covered portion.

Our insurance coordinator Teresa is very knowledgeable, and her job is to help our patients understand their dental coverage and how it applies to the treatment we recommend.  She will review your plan with you, answer your questions, get pre-treatment estimates, and help file your insurance claim after we complete your procedure.

Your dental insurance is a valuable benefit, and we want you to get the most out of it. Most plans cover the full cost of preventive treatment like dental exams and cleanings, which makes it easy for you and your family to maintain excellent oral health.

Every insurance plan is different, but most cover a portion of dental restorations like fillings, dental crowns and bridges, dentures, and orthodontic treatment. Cosmetic dentistry is usually not covered under dental insurance, but if you want to enhance your smile, we also offer CareCredit interest-free financing.

Our goal at Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry is to make it possible for everyone to get the essential dental care they need when they need it. If you have questions about your dental insurance or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our Circleville, OH dental office.

Emergency Dentistry

We are always available for your dental emergency at Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry. Not only are sudden dental problems upsetting and often painful, but they can also threaten your long-term oral health if we don’t treat them promptly.

Patients who are looking for an emergency dentist in Circleville, OH are welcome to call us at (740) 474-1900 anytime, day or night. That’s right—one of our dentists is available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You don’t ever have to feel alone or frightened when you’re in the middle of a dental emergency because someone is always here to help you.

If it’s a Sunday morning and you wake up with a toothache, call our dental office, and you’ll hear instructions for reaching us. One of our dentists will call you back promptly, listen to your concerns, and give you helpful advice for coping with your emergency until we can see you at our office the next day.

Of course, we’re also available during our regular business hours. We are open five days a week, with hours starting at 7 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you have a toothache and need urgent treatment, there’s a good chance we can handle your emergency the same day.

If you have a toothache, broken tooth, lost dental crown, or other problem that concerns you, call us at (740) 474-1900 so we can get you the help you need.

General Dentistry

We offer children’s dentistry in Circleville, OH because we love helping kids get the healthiest possible start with their oral care. At Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry, we like to start seeing children at around age three. Dental care at this age is essential, but we don’t want to overwhelm our youngest patients, so we like to introduce them to our office gradually.

Before we ever have your son or daughter sit in our dental chair, we recommend that they accompany Mom or Dad (or even a big sister or brother) to your next dental cleaning. We are a child-friendly office, and we want to keep your son or daughter relaxed and having fun during their visits.

Our caring dentists will give your child a ride in the dental chair, count their teeth, and let them see themselves on our TV screen via our intra-oral camera. Most of us are parents and grandparents, and you can expect us to provide the same gentle care for your child that they would for their own. We will do everything to ensure that your child feels safe and secure in our care.

If your little one is ready for their first dental visit or you have an older child who needs dental exams and cleanings, please call Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry to schedule a convenient pediatric dental appointment.

At Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry, we are in-network numerous insurances, including those listed below. Visit our financial page for a complete listing of all the insurances we are in-network with. 

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • MediGold
  • MetLife
  • Superior
  • United Healthcare

If you are out of our network, we will process your insurance claim for you. What this means is that you will pay for your treatment at the time of service, and then your insurance company will reimburse you for the covered portion.

Our insurance coordinator Teresa is very knowledgeable, and her job is to help our patients understand their dental coverage and how it applies to the treatment we recommend.  She will review your plan with you, answer your questions, get pre-treatment estimates, and help file your insurance claim after we complete your procedure.

Your dental insurance is a valuable benefit, and we want you to get the most out of it. Most plans cover the full cost of preventive treatment like dental exams and cleanings, which makes it easy for you and your family to maintain excellent oral health.

Every insurance plan is different, but most cover a portion of dental restorations like fillings, dental crowns and bridges, dentures, and orthodontic treatment. Cosmetic dentistry is usually not covered under dental insurance, but if you want to enhance your smile, we also offer CareCredit interest-free financing.

Our goal at Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry is to make it possible for everyone to get the essential dental care they need when they need it. If you have questions about your dental insurance or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our Circleville, OH dental office.

Gums that bleed when you brush are usually a sign that you have periodontal (gum) disease caused by a buildup of plaque, tartar, and bacteria on your teeth. Brushing and flossing twice a day helps control this buildup; but if you don’t brush well or skip teeth cleanings at our Circleville, OH dental office, these bacteria can cause an infection.

Aside from bleeding gums, other common symptoms of gum disease are:

  • Tender, inflamed, or swollen gums
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Teeth that feel loose
  • A change in your dental bite

We need to treat gum disease at our Circleville, OH dental office as soon as possible. The first stage is called gingivitis, and the good news is that it’s usually easy to treat. A thorough dental cleaning with one of our friendly hygienists and improved brushing and flossing habits on your part is often all that’s needed.

The advanced stage of gum disease is called periodontitis, and the infection starts to attack the bone and tissue that supports your teeth. As it does, your teeth start to loosen, and our dentists may need to remove them. Advanced gum disease also put neighboring teeth at risk, and they may also need to be removed.

Keeping your teeth healthy and avoiding gum disease is much easier than you might think. A healthy, nutritious diet, excellent brushing and flossing habits, and check-ins with us every six months for dental cleanings and exams go a long way toward keeping your teeth healthy and disease-free.

If you have bleeding gums, bad breath, or any of the other symptoms listed above, we can provide the gum disease treatment you need at our Circleville, OH dental office. Please call Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam.

Preventive Dentistry

Gums that bleed when you brush are usually a sign that you have periodontal (gum) disease caused by a buildup of plaque, tartar, and bacteria on your teeth. Brushing and flossing twice a day helps control this buildup; but if you don’t brush well or skip teeth cleanings at our Circleville, OH dental office, these bacteria can cause an infection.

Aside from bleeding gums, other common symptoms of gum disease are:

  • Tender, inflamed, or swollen gums
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Teeth that feel loose
  • A change in your dental bite

We need to treat gum disease at our Circleville, OH dental office as soon as possible. The first stage is called gingivitis, and the good news is that it’s usually easy to treat. A thorough dental cleaning with one of our friendly hygienists and improved brushing and flossing habits on your part is often all that’s needed.

The advanced stage of gum disease is called periodontitis, and the infection starts to attack the bone and tissue that supports your teeth. As it does, your teeth start to loosen, and our dentists may need to remove them. Advanced gum disease also put neighboring teeth at risk, and they may also need to be removed.

Keeping your teeth healthy and avoiding gum disease is much easier than you might think. A healthy, nutritious diet, excellent brushing and flossing habits, and check-ins with us every six months for dental cleanings and exams go a long way toward keeping your teeth healthy and disease-free.

If you have bleeding gums, bad breath, or any of the other symptoms listed above, we can provide the gum disease treatment you need at our Circleville, OH dental office. Please call Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening or bleaching is perfectly safe when your dentist or dental hygienist supervises it.

It’s easy to purchase whitening toothpaste and teeth whitening kits at the drug store. But the fact is that these products are not all that effective and won't deliver the dramatic results you're hoping for.

Using these kits at home without supervision can also damage your gums and tooth enamel, which is why our dentists recommend customized teeth whitening kits available at our Circleville, OH dental office.

Professional teeth whitening eliminates stains from drinking coffee, red wine, or from smoking or using tobacco. It whitens yellow teeth and transforms your smile from dull and drab to bright and beautiful.

At Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry, we offer several customized take-home teeth whitening options. We use a system called Colgate Optic White and also offer Opalescence custom and stock whitening trays that are convenient because you use them at home at your own pace.

The results we can achieve with any of our professional teeth whitening treatments in Circleville, OH are different for everyone. But if you use the products as directed by our dentists, you should see a smile that’s about six shades brighter than when you started.

If you want a fast way to brighten your smile for a big event like a wedding or family reunion, professional teeth whitening can help. Call Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry so we can schedule a dental cleaning to get started.

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