Dr. Michael Ratto, DDS
A Great Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Progressive Health Dental, we love educating patients about their oral health, and this means that we love questions! Dr. Ratto and the entire team spend a lot of time in continuing education and training courses, so we are well equipped to answer any questions about dentistry, oral health, or the oral systemic connection that you might have.

Here are a few of the most common questions we hear from patients; however, feel free to contact our office if you don’t see what you’re looking for here. We’re happy to answer your questions!

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Our office is able to work with any dental insurance plan that allows the patient to see their dentist of choice. Our friendly front office staff is very knowledgeable about dental insurance, and we will be happy to review your plan with you so that you can understand how it works, what is covered, and how you can maximize your benefits.

For those patients who don’t have dental insurance, we also offer convenient payment options. We also have flexible payment options such as CareCredit that allows you to pay over time. Contact our office to learn more about dental insurance and payment options.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We are proud to use tooth-colored composite exclusively at Progressive Health Dental. Not only do these fillings naturally complement your smile, they are also much safer and more durable than the metal that was used in the past. Because composite is bonded to your tooth, it actually strengthens your tooth and lasts a lot longer than metal amalgam fillings. Contact our office today to find out more!

We understand that a brighter smile can make a huge impact not only in the appearance of your smile but also your confidence level. This is sometimes all that’s needed to take you to the next level in your career or personal relationships. This is why we at Progressive Health Dental make professional teeth whitening easily accessible for all of our patients by offering free teeth whitening for life!

All that we require is for you to complete your first exam and hygiene appointment, and we will make you a set of custom, take-home whitening trays. We will then provide you with free professional-strength whitening gel as long as you stay current with your bi-annual hygiene appointments and check-ups. You’ll be able to brighten your smile at your leisure, in the privacy of your home, and update whenever necessary. Contact us today to schedule your initial exam; a whiter, brighter smile is just a phone call away!

Orthodontic Care

Being proactive about their children’s health is a priority for most parents, which includes acclimating them to regular dental visits. Dr. Ratto welcomes children to the practice and typically recommends that your child begin regular dental appointments around the age of three years old, unless you have concerns about your child’s oral health early on. We offer services for children such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Dr. Ratto has been offering orthodontic services for children for over thirty years. Contact our office to learn more about children’s dentistry.

Patient Education

This is something that we discuss a lot at Progressive Health Dental, and we love to teach our patients about this important mouth/body relationship. The fact that your oral health affects every other system in your body is known as the oral systemic connection.

For example, studies are linking periodontal (gum) disease with other health concerns such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This is because the bacteria that occur in your mouth due to gum disease can travel to other areas in your body and contribute to progressing other serious health issues. Dr. Ratto has been teaching this mouth/body relationship to his patients for many years, and he’s happy to answer questions and teach you how to improve your overall health and well-being with improved oral health. Call our office today to find out more and to schedule an appointment. 

TMJ Therapy

Yes – absolutely! Dr. Ratto works in conjunction with a number of other specialists who will help determine the root cause of your TMJ pain. In this way, he’s able to make the best recommendations to alleviate your pain. You may benefit from an oral appliance or other therapies that Dr. Ratto will review with you. If you suffer from neck or shoulder pain or chronic headaches, don’t hesitate to contact our office right away to learn more about how Dr. Ratto can help you.

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