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New Patient?

We are always accepting new dental patients. If you're looking for a new dentist, we invite you to come experience the friendly, professional service that Dr. Mintzer and his staff provide. Find out more on our New Patient page.

(313) 274-5060

Office Hours

Monday* 10-7, 8-5
Tuesday 8-12
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9-5
Friday 8-12
Saturday 8-12
Sunday Closed
*alternating weeks
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FAQs

  1. How often should I see my dentist?
    The American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines recommend visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and professional cleaning. Our office also recommends two visits per year.
  2. What should I expect during my appointment?
    One of our staff members will compile your medical and dental history during your first visit. We will then examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, make X-rays of your teeth as needed and conduct a TMJ (temporomandibular or jaw joint) exam. After we review your dental profile, we will discuss a diagnosis and treatment program with you.
  3. What if I have an emergency?
    Please call our office as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency-we will be glad to work you in to our schedule. After hours, over the weekend, and during holidays, please call our office for the doctor\'s emergency contact number.
  4. What types of payment do you accept?
    We accept many types of dental insurance and will process your claim for you upon receipt of your co-payment. We also accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit cards, plus cash and checks.
  5. Can the dentist whiten my teeth?
    There are several methods available for bleaching the teeth. Laser bleaching is done in our office. One session generally lasts one and a half to two hours, and you can read or relax during the treatment. For at-home bleaching, we make an impression of your teeth and create a custom mouth guard that fits your bite. Each day you fill the mouth guard with a small amount of bleaching gel and wear it for 30 minutes. The time needed to complete the at-home bleaching process varies from person to person, but usually takes about two weeks.
  6. What if I have a gap in my teeth, a chipped tooth or teeth that do not respond to normal bleaching methods?
    Both composite bonding and porcelain veneers are common solutions to the problems listed above. Adding composite color-matched bonding material is an in-office procedure used to fill in gaps and repair chipped teeth to their original form and function, while porcelain veneers are bonded to the front of teeth to create a bright, even, aesthetically pleasing smile for patients.

 

Have any questions? Call us at 313-274-5060, or e-mail us at drmintzer@dearbornfamilydentistry.com.