How can I make an appointment?
You can call our office directly to speak with Christine, Ujena, or Colleen at 434-987-7891. During office hours, one of these ladies will be available to assist you. After hours, our voicemail service is available and we will return your call on the next business day. You can also schedule in person by coming in to the office or online through our REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT button.
What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
Please bring your new patient paperwork (if completed ahead of time) and your dental insurance card.
What payment types do you accept?
We accept cash, personal check, credit cards (Visa and Mastercard only), and CareCredit (a monthly payment plan option that allows you to pay over time without annual fees, interest or prepayment penalties).
Do you have financing options?
Yes — CareCredit. This great financing option allows you to get the treatment you need or want while offering the flexibility to make convenient monthly payments. Learn more about CareCredit.
Do you see children?
Yes—We welcome your entire family and can see multiple family members simultaneously for your convenience. Both Dr. Flaherty and Dr. Sauls have children of their own and are happy to take care of your little ones.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria that form in plaque (the sticky film) between the teeth and gums. When the bacteria grow, the gums become inflamed. If untreated, the bacteria cause the gums and bone to deteriorate which can lead to recession and tooth loss. Research also shows that gum disease is linked to other illnesses including diabetes and heart disease.
How can I prevent gum/periodontal disease?
Routine oral care at home is the best way to keep your gums healthy. We recommend thorough brushing 2x per day and flossing at least once per day. In addition, you should see your dental professional regularly for an exam and evaluation. Identifying signs and symptoms of periodontal disease early is the key to protecting your teeth and gums.
How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
We recommend routine cleaning and exam every 6 months for most patients. For those patients with periodontal disease, we may recommend a cleaning appointment 3-4x per year.
I'm unhappy with my yellow teeth. Can you help?
Absolutely! Our doctors can pick a whitening regimen that is right for you. We have the ability to whiten teeth quickly in the office or more gradually at home for your convenience with custom trays.