Dental Checkups

What can I expect during a dental checkup at The Dental Suite?

During a dental checkup, Dr. Dayanayeva and her team will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth. This includes checking for cavities, gum disease, and any other oral health issues. We also review your dental and medical history to tailor our care to your specific needs.

How often should I have a dental cleaning?

It's recommended to have a dental cleaning at least twice a year. Regular cleanings help prevent cavities and gum disease by removing plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing can't reach.

What makes ultrasonic dental cleanings different?

Ultrasonic cleanings use high-frequency sound waves to effectively remove tartar and plaque, especially below the gum line. This method is not only more efficient but also provides a more comfortable experience compared to traditional scaling tools.

Are digital X-rays safe?

Yes, digital X-rays are safe. They emit up to 80% less radiation than traditional film X-rays. At The Dental Suite, we use the latest digital X-ray technology to ensure patient safety and provide clearer, more detailed images for accurate diagnosis.

How do digital X-rays improve my dental care?

Digital X-rays offer enhanced imaging capabilities, allowing Dr. Dayanayeva to detect issues that might not be visible during a regular exam. They also provide immediate results and can be easily shared and stored, contributing to a more efficient and effective treatment plan.

What is involved in an oral cancer screening?

An oral cancer screening is a quick, non-invasive examination where Dr. Dayanayeva checks your mouth for signs of oral cancer. This includes looking for sores, discolored tissue, and feeling for lumps or abnormalities in your neck and oral tissues.

How often should I get an oral cancer screening?

Oral cancer screenings are typically done during your regular dental checkups. It's advisable to get screened at least once a year, but Dr. Dayanayeva may recommend more frequent screenings depending on your risk factors.

Why is the first dental exam at The Dental Suite so crucial?

The first exam is essential as it helps us get a comprehensive understanding of your oral health and dental history. This initial visit allows us to create a personalized care plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

Can I get dental X-rays if I'm pregnant?

If you're pregnant, inform Dr. Dayanayeva and her team. While digital X-rays are low in radiation, we take extra precautions to minimize exposure and will only take X-rays if absolutely necessary during pregnancy.

Will my insurance cover dental checkups and cleanings?

Most dental insurance plans cover regular checkups and cleanings. However, it's always best to check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.


What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. These aligners apply gentle pressure to move teeth over time, replacing traditional metal braces.

What makes Invisalign different from traditional braces?

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, removable, and generally more comfortable. They allow for easier cleaning of your teeth and don't require adjustments with wires or brackets.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

Invisalign treatment involves gentle, gradual movements of your teeth and is generally not painful. Some patients may experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment as they adjust to their new aligners.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the individual's case. On average, it can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months, but Dr. Dayanayeva will provide you with a personalized treatment plan during your consultation.

Can anyone get Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign is suitable for most teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth. However, it may not be the best option for certain complex dental issues. A consultation with Dr. Dayanayeva can determine if Invisalign is right for you.

How often do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners?

Aligners are worn 24 hrs a day, all day, all night, eating, sleeping.  Only to be removed to clean your teeth or trays.  

How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?

Clean your aligners daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water as it can warp the plastic. Invisalign also offers a cleaning system for optimal care.

Will Invisalign affect my speech?

Some people may experience a temporary adjustment period where their speech is slightly affected. However, this usually resolves quickly as you become accustomed to wearing the aligners.

Can I eat and drink while wearing Invisalign aligners?

Absolutely, you must eat and drink with the aligners on.

How often will I need to visit The Dental Suite during treatment?

Regular check-ups every 4-6 weeks are typical with Invisalign treatment. These visits allow Dr. Dayanayeva to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.

What happens after my Invisalign treatment is completed?

After completing Invisalign treatment, most patients will need to wear a retainer to maintain their new smile. Dr. Dayanayeva will provide specific recommendations based on your individual needs.


What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted from high-quality porcelain. They are designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve appearance. Veneers can change the color, shape, size, or length of teeth, creating a more harmonious and attractive smile.

What dental issues can veneers address?

Veneers are versatile and can address various cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Irregularly shaped or misaligned teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down or too short

How long do porcelain veneers last?

With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for 10 to 15 years or longer. Their longevity depends on good oral hygiene, avoiding habits like teeth grinding, and regular dental checkups.

Are veneers permanent?

Veneers are considered a permanent treatment because the process involves removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth's surface to accommodate the veneer. This process is irreversible.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?

Yes, one of the significant advantages of porcelain veneers is their ability to mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. Dr. Dayanayeva takes great care in designing veneers that match the color and translucency of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural appearance.

Is the process of getting veneers painful?

The process of getting veneers typically involves minimal discomfort. Local anesthesia can be used during the preparation phase to ensure you are comfortable. Most patients report no significant pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.

How do I care for my veneers?

Caring for veneers is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups are essential. It's also important to avoid using your teeth as tools or biting down on hard objects to prevent damaging the veneers.

Can veneers stain?

Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining. However, it's still advisable to limit exposure to substances that can stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco.

How many veneers will I need?

The number of veneers you need depends on your specific cosmetic goals and the condition of your teeth. Dr. Dayanayeva will work with you to determine the appropriate number of veneers to achieve your desired outcome.

Are veneers covered by dental insurance?

Veneers are generally considered a cosmetic procedure and are not typically covered by dental insurance. However, it's always best to check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth, and a crown or bridge that is attached to the post, mimicking the appearance of natural teeth.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Most adults with missing teeth are good candidates for dental implants. Ideal candidates should have healthy gums and sufficient jawbone to support the implant. Factors like general health, smoking, and oral hygiene are also considered.

Are dental implants painful?

Most patients report that the discomfort is minimal, especially compared to tooth extraction. Local anesthesia is used during the procedure to minimize pain, and post-operative discomfort can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

How long does the dental implant process take?

The entire dental implant process can vary from a few months to over a year, depending on the individual case. It includes the initial consultation, the surgical placement of the implant, healing time for osseointegration (the integration of the implant into the jawbone), and the placement of the final crown or bridge.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer several benefits, including:

  • Improved appearance and confidence
  • Enhanced chewing and speech function
  • Preservation of jawbone and facial structure
  • Durability and longevity
  • Ease of maintenance, similar to natural teeth

How do I care for my dental implants?

Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. Good oral hygiene practices are essential for the longevity of the implant.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

Dental implants have a high success rate, often exceeding 95%. Success depends on factors like the health of the patient, the quality of jawbone, and the skill of the dental professional.

Can dental implants fail?

While rare, dental implants can fail due to factors like poor oral hygiene, smoking, or certain medical conditions. Early and late-stage implant failure can occur, but with proper care and maintenance, the risk is significantly reduced.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Coverage for dental implants varies by insurance plan. Some plans may cover a portion of the cost, while others may not. It's important to check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.

How do dental implants compare to bridges or dentures?

Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants do not require the alteration of adjacent teeth and offer a more permanent, stable solution. They also help preserve jawbone density, which bridges and dentures cannot provide.

Teeth Whitening

What is professional teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that safely lightens the color of your teeth, removing stains and discoloration. It is performed using high-quality whitening agents under the supervision of a dental professional.

How does professional teeth whitening differ from over-the-counter products?

Professional teeth whitening offers stronger whitening agents and customized treatment under dental supervision, providing more effective and longer-lasting results compared to over-the-counter products like whitening toothpastes and strips.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, when performed by a qualified dental professional, teeth whitening is a safe procedure. At The Dental Suite, we ensure that your oral health is assessed before the treatment to minimize any risks.

Will teeth whitening work on all types of stains?

Teeth whitening is most effective on extrinsic stains caused by foods, drinks, and smoking. It may be less effective on intrinsic stains, such as those caused by medication or injury. Dr. Dayanayeva can evaluate your specific case and recommend the best course of action.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

The duration of teeth whitening results can vary, but generally, they can last from several months to a few years. The longevity depends on your lifestyle habits, oral hygiene, and regular maintenance.

Can teeth whitening damage my enamel?

No, teeth whitening does not damage healthy enamel. The whitening agents used in professional treatments are designed to be safe for your teeth while effectively lifting stains.

Will teeth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?

Some people may experience temporary tooth sensitivity following a whitening treatment. This sensitivity is usually short-lived and can be managed with products designed for sensitive teeth.

Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Most adults who want to improve the appearance of their smile are good candidates for teeth whitening. However, it's not recommended for children, pregnant women, or people with certain dental conditions.

Can I whiten my teeth if I have restorations like crowns or veneers?

Teeth whitening does not affect the color of dental restorations like crowns, veneers, or fillings. If you have these restorations, Dr. Dayanayeva can advise you on the best options for achieving a uniformly brighter smile.

What are the teeth whitening options available at The Dental Suite?

The Dental Suite offers various whitening options, including Zoom! in-office whitening for fast results and Venus take-home whitening kits for convenience and flexibility.

Emergency Dentistry

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

A dental emergency typically includes situations like severe toothache, chipped or broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, lost fillings or crowns, abscesses, bleeding gums, and any injury causing severe pain or discomfort in the mouth.

What should I do if I have a knocked-out tooth?

If you have a knocked-out tooth, try to handle it by the crown (the part that's visible in the mouth), not the root. If it's dirty, gently rinse it with water but do not scrub. If possible, reinsert it in the socket and hold it in place. If this isn't possible, keep the tooth moist in milk or saliva and seek immediate dental care.

How quickly should I seek treatment for a dental emergency?

You should seek treatment as soon as possible, ideally within the first hour of the emergency, especially in cases like a knocked-out tooth. Quick action can make a significant difference in the outcome of the treatment.

Can I go to the emergency room for a dental emergency?

While emergency rooms can provide relief from pain and stop bleeding, they may not have the necessary tools and expertise to address specific dental emergencies. It's often best to visit an emergency dentist like The Dental Suite for specialized dental care.

How do I manage pain in a dental emergency?

Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage the pain temporarily. However, it's important to seek professional dental care promptly to address the underlying cause of the pain.

What if my child has a dental emergency?

In the event of a pediatric dental emergency, remain calm and contact The Dental Suite as soon as possible. We are equipped to handle dental emergencies in children with the care and gentleness they need.

How can I avoid dental emergencies?

Many dental emergencies can be avoided with regular dental check-ups, maintaining good oral hygiene, and wearing protective gear during sports. Avoid using your teeth to open things or chew on hard objects to prevent accidental chipping or breaking.

Does insurance cover emergency dental care?

Coverage for emergency dental care varies depending on your insurance plan. It's advisable to check with your insurance provider for specific details regarding emergency dental coverage.

What happens during an emergency dental visit?

During an emergency visit, Dr. Dayanayeva will first address any pain and discomfort. Then, a thorough examination is conducted to assess the extent of the issue, followed by immediate treatment or a plan for follow-up care, as necessary.

Can I walk in for emergency dental care at The Dental Suite?

Yes, The Dental Suite accepts walk-in patients for emergency dental care. We strive to provide prompt attention to alleviate pain and address the emergency.

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