Dr. Earl R. Marrow III, D.M.D. | FAQs in Braintree

Specializing in General Dentistry and Periodontics

Dr. Earl R. Marrow, DMD

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

(781)843-7570

Dr. Kate Crowley, DMD

Periodontics

(781)843-2103

FAQs
AGD Member
 

What types of payments do you accept?

We accept cash, personal check, Visa, and Mastercard. All payments are due at the time of service, we do not bill for services rendered.

We also accept many types of dental insurance, please call ahead to be sure our office accepts your insurance.

What Insurance Plans do you accept?

We accept the following Indemity Plans:

BCBS, IBEW, Delta Premier, Delta Preferred

We also accept the following PPO Plans:

Altus, Aetna, Ameritas, Cigna, Connection, Delta Dental MPE, Delta PPO, Dentegra, Guardian, Metlife, Principal, United HealthCare.

If you do not see your plan listed here just give us a call to ask!

Do you offer financing?

Yes! We recognize that dental treatments can become expensive, and we are happy to offer low interest financing through Care Credit. Ask our receptionist for more details.

What dental services do you offer in office?

Along with preventative care such as prophylaxis (cleanings) and routine xrays, we also offer composite fillings, sealants, crowns, bridges, prosthetics (dentures and partials), veneers, teeth whitening, and cosmetic procedures. We also perform some extractions and root canal therapies, and employ our network of specialists as the situations warrant.

How often should I be seen by the dentist?

Our office generally recommends cleanings every 6 months. We would like for you to call us if you are experiancing any pain or sensitivity. Dental pain rarely goes away on its own, and often times early detection will save you pain, time and money!

What should I be doing to take care of my teeth?

Brush, Floss, Rinse. We recommend you brush your teeth 2-3 times daily, ideally after every meal. Floss a minimum of once a day. Use an antiseptic mouth rinse to kill the bacteria left behind which reside in spaces your toothbrush and floss can't reach well. Along with these steps, come visit us as scheduled so we can help!

Why is it so important to brush and floss so often? My teeth feel clean enough!

Keeping up with these steps can help prevent gum disease. Gum Disease is estimated to effect nearly 75% of Americans and has been linked to many serious illnesses, such as Heart Disease and Strokes, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Preterm Birth.

There are two types of gum disease, gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease and is very hard to detect. Prevention is the key to avoiding gingivitis. Gingivitis is reversible.

Periodontitis has several stages, and is diagnosed by your dentist. Periodontal disease can require more frequent cleanings, deep cleanings called root planings or scalings, and can sometimes require gum surgery. Periodontitis is irreversable, though can be greatly improved through proper treatment. We work with several Periodontic Specialists to ensure you recieve the best care possible. Left untreated, periodontitis can result in lost teeth, gum erosion, and bone loss.

What can I do to make my teeth whiter?

With so many products on the market it is hard to know what to use. The best course of action is to ask your dentist what he recommends for your situation. Many people are satisfied with the result they gain from over the counter products, while others have a hard time reaching their ideal smile. We offer three levels of whitening in our office. Ask the doctor at your next cleaning which would fit your needs best.

 
 
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