Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions from Patients

If you have questions related to your next dental visit, Haight Family Dentistry can provide the answers by using the frequently asked questions below or calling our office. Below are our frequently asked questions below collected from our patients.

How does Dr. Haight keep up to date on all the current techniques and materials?

Dr. Haight has distinguished himself throughout his dental education and is is extensively trained. Dr. Haight strives to provide the most up-to-date, technologically advanced care with compassion and care. He belongs to a variety of organizations that offer seminars and conferences on developments in dentistry.

Dr. Haight is committed to staying informed of any breakthroughs in dental technology or treatment that could benefit his patients. He will be happy to tell you more about his studies when you visit our office.

Do You Accept Referrals

Many of our patients invite their family and friends to join our practice. The referrals we receive are the best compliment you can give us. We will strive to make your visit enjoyable so that you, too, will feel inclined to recommend our practice to your family and friends.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

Your initial visit will consist of a complete oral evaluation by Dr. Haight along with a complete series of x-rays that are necessary for diagnostic purposes. At this time Dr. Haight will open a dialogue for you to express what your needs and wants are for your smile, and allow us to plan how we can help you achieve those goals.

How do I know when it is time to come in for a checkup?

Typically, dental recall appointments (checkups) should be scheduled every 6 months. During this visit, a cleaning will be performed along with a dental exam and x-rays. This cleaning, exam, and x-ray appointment will ensure that problems are prevented before they become larger issues.

Occasionally, a patient may be scheduled on a more frequent recall schedule, such as every three or four months. This ensures that oral health is maintained and that a patient reaches a consistent level of good oral health. Our office will be happy to schedule an appointment for your cleaning and we will send you appointment reminder cards via mail to help you stay on your regular recall interval.

My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

Yes, you should be very concerned about bleeding gums, especially if you haven’t had an exam in a while. Bleeding gums may be a symptom of several problems, such as leaky fillings or gum disease. While it may seem harmless, bleeding gums can cause a variety of serious health problems. If your gums are bleeding, call us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment so we can analyze the cause.

How can I ask the doctor questions directly?

Dr. Haight will answer dental health related questions personally via emails received from the contact us located at the footer of the website.

What do I do if I have an emergency and the office is closed?

Call the office and follow the instructions there.

How can I safely whiten my teeth?

There are several solutions available to help whiten your smile, from at-home whitening products to in-office supervised treatments. Dr. Haight can help evaluate the potential for whitening your teeth, based on their current color and the causes of any discoloration.

Once you have decided on the most appropriate method, you will probably spend anywhere from two to four weeks undergoing a series of simple whitening treatments.

What cautions do you take to ensure my safety?

We follow many health and safety guidelines. First, our office complies with and exceeds OSHA standards for safety. Every member of our team also maintains current CPR certifications. With every patient, we follow universal precautions. These safety procedures are established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA).

Under these precautions, our dental team is required to use the appropriate protective wear, such as gloves, masks, and eyewear. After your visit, we disinfect the operatory and sterilize all the equipment. We have a sterilization center where we can maximize efficient sterilization and minimize the chance of contamination through human error. If you have any questions, we would be happy to demonstrate our sterilization procedures. You can also view the CDC Infection Control guidelines online at

What payment options do you offer?

We know dental benefits can be confusing. That’s why we will file your claim on your behalf, and you pay for your co-pay at the time of your appointment. You can pay for our services with cash or check. We also accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Any amount not covered by your insurance is your responsibility.

We feel, however, that your insurance should never dictate the quality or timing of your treatment. If you have extensive or long term dental care, our office offers financial assistance through Compassionate Finance. We are happy to help you with any of your insurance concerns, so if you have any questions, please contact us at 972-527-5555.

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