Frequently Asked Questions

Our team receives a lot of questions from our patients every day, so to make life a little easier for everyone, we’ve included answers to some of the most common ones below! Whether you’d like to know more about Independence Dental or dentistry in general, this page should be a big help. If you have a question that hasn’t been covered here, feel free to pick up the phone and give us a call.

How often should I see a dentist?

Dr. Simran Bhalla recommends that the average healthy person should visit a dentist in Plano TX for a preventive checkup and cleaning at least twice a year, or once every six months. This approach, along with a consistent oral hygiene routine at home, is one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease long-term.

Do you see children?

Yes! We’re more than happy to treat the youngest members of your family and set them on the path towards lifelong oral health. Our team will go out of our way to ensure your little one’s comfort while we provide the services their growing smile needs.

Why do my gums bleed every time I brush?

This could be due to a couple of reasons. One, you may be brushing and flossing too hard, or you might have early-stage periodontal disease. Try cleaning your teeth with a lighter touch for about a week, and if the bleeding still occurs, be sure to give us a call. Treating periodontal disease early is the best way to prevent it from causing any major damage.

How can you make my smile look better?

Pretty much every service we provide has some aesthetic benefit, but if you’re hoping to take your smile’s shine to the next level, we have an entire selection of cosmetic treatments available. With them, we can whiten your teeth, fix chips and cracks, close gaps, and even straighten crooked teeth. No matter what you need to have your perfect smile, you can trust that we’ll be able to provide it.

How should I replace my missing teeth?

While there are multiple options, for most patients, Dr. Bhalla would highly recommend dental implants. Compared to every other tooth replacement, they deliver the most natural-looking, reliable, and long-lasting results. They can help replace any number of teeth and easily last up to 30 years or more. To learn if you are a good candidate for this treatment, contact us today.

Do you accept dental emergencies?

Yes! If you or a loved one are in a lot of dental pain due to an accident or severe toothache, just give Independence Dental a call, and we’ll take care of you right away. We strive to see emergency patients as quickly as possible so we can get them back to their lives, pain-free, in record time.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Independence Dental is in-network with many major PPO insurance plans, and we are always happy to work with our patients to maximize their benefits at every visit. Our team will go over your plan with you so we can know exactly how to help you save. To learn more about how we can use your particular plan, contact us today.

Can I save on my dental care even if I don’t have insurance?

Yes! Flexible financing with CareCredit is available if you would like to break up the cost of your care, and we also offer our own Independence Dental Savings Plan. For one flat fee, patients can completely cover their basic dental services for the year and receive sizeable discounts on a wide variety of other treatments. To learn more about our plan and sign up today, give us a call.