Glazer Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Dr. Brittaney Glazer understands the importance of patient education. She and the staff at Glazer Family Dentistry know that good oral care is essential for one’s overall health, and the more knowledge our patients have about dental care, the better their oral health will tend to be.

There are number of questions patients ask quite frequently, so we have included those below for your convenience. But if you have a question that is not included in the list, we invite you to contact us.

Whether your question has to do with your oral care specifically or your oral health generally, we want to educate you. When you have knowledge, you can make more informed decisions about your treatment options. So never hesitate to ask us questions.

At Glazer Family Dentistry, we care about the health of you and your entire family!

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We understand that going to the dentist can cause anxiety for most patients, especially those suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder. A dentist's office is by definition a place of "sensory overload" with a cacophony of noises, bright lights, and unfamiliar smells coming from all directions. It can be overwhelming... even for us!

We are more than happy to:
✔️introduce Dr. Glazer and the office environment to the patient before we begin treatment
✔️communicate with the patient on an intellectual level they understand
✔️use a "tell-show-do" method including demonstrations of instruments to gain familiarity and trust
✔️allow time for the patient to become desensitized to the dental office environment.
✔️Netflix, warm blanket, ear plugs, and sunglasses can be provided if requested

We try our best to create a stress-free and safe space for all our patients, even adults and those with sensory issues, to ensure the highest quality of oral healthcare. If you have any questions on how we can accommodate you or a loved one, please don't hesitate to contact our office at 214-774-9906.

Scheduled cleanings and examinations are based up on each patient’s medical conditions and oral hygiene habits. Dr. Glazer recommends coming in twice a year for regular cleanings and exams, unless you and your dentist discussed a more frequent hygiene schedule.

Our most successful patients maintain a regular cleaning and examination schedule.

A regular exam and cleaning schedule is a preventative service to maintain a healthy mouth and monitor any existing conditions. Call our office at 214-774-9906 to schedule an appointment today.

Children's Dentistry

We understand that going to the dentist can cause anxiety for most patients, especially those suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder. A dentist's office is by definition a place of "sensory overload" with a cacophony of noises, bright lights, and unfamiliar smells coming from all directions. It can be overwhelming... even for us!

We are more than happy to:
✔️introduce Dr. Glazer and the office environment to the patient before we begin treatment
✔️communicate with the patient on an intellectual level they understand
✔️use a "tell-show-do" method including demonstrations of instruments to gain familiarity and trust
✔️allow time for the patient to become desensitized to the dental office environment.
✔️Netflix, warm blanket, ear plugs, and sunglasses can be provided if requested

We try our best to create a stress-free and safe space for all our patients, even adults and those with sensory issues, to ensure the highest quality of oral healthcare. If you have any questions on how we can accommodate you or a loved one, please don't hesitate to contact our office at 214-774-9906.

To encourage your children to practice good oral hygiene here are a few tips to try. First, try to make brushing fun. Brushing for at least two minutes is the minimum amount of time to remove all the sugar bugs from your teeth. To make the time fly by, sing a song or tell a story while your children are brushing their teeth. Children want to do what their parents do, so brush your teeth in front of your children to motivate them to share your healthy habits. When all else fails, reward positive behavior with a small (sugar free) treat, toy, or let them stay a few minutes later at bedtime!

Daily brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent cavities, but often is is the teeth with the deepest grooves that are most difficult to keep clean. In addition to developing deep grooves on the chewing surface, molars are difficult to clean because of their position in the back of the mouth. The chewing surface of molars are uneven and rough- the perfect place for food to collect and avoid the bristles of a toothbrush. Also known as pit-and-fissure sealants, this treatment option helps to seal the deep grooves of teach which are difficult to clean with a toothbrush.

Dr. Glazer recommends the use of sealants to prevent the development of cavities on the chewing surfaces of molar teeth.

An additional line of defense, sealants are a  quick, non-invasive, and pain free treatment option for children. Call 214-774-9906 to see if your child is a candidate for sealants or click here to request an appointment.

We want your child’s first dental visit to be memorable and informative. The first dental visit will introduce your child to Dr. Glazer and the office environment.

Our primary goal is to establish a lifelong relationship with the dentist by introducing them to the dental instruments, examination and dentist in a non-threatening and positive way.

Dr. Glazer understands if your child has fear or anxiety regarding the office visit, they will likely develop poor oral hygiene and develop problems in the future. Our team is trained to make your child feel at ease with accommodating and attentive service. Call 214-774-9906 to schedule your child's first dental visit or click here to request an appointment.

At Glazer Family Dentistry, we believe children should have their first visit to the dentist by their first birthday.

At your child's first appointment, we will go over tips and tricks regarding home care and regular follow-up care. In addition, we will talk about developmental milestones you should be aware of and what can be expected with your child's oral health. We will also provide you with information on reaching our office in case of an emergency.

Digital X-Rays

Even during the most thorough dental exam, it is impossible to see decay that might be forming in the tiniest recesses of the mouth and in between teeth. With x-rays, we can catch cavities when they are just developing, before they can be seen from the surface. There are also a lot of other dental issues, such as tumors, cysts, abscesses, and bone loss that are tough to spot with the naked eye.

When it comes to dentistry, treating problems while they are small is generally less painful and less expensive, and x-rays give us an opportunity to do that.

We are pleased to provide our patients with digital x-rays for a safer experience.

Emergency Services

The short answer is YES! We understand emergencies happen and sometimes pain cannot wait. That’s why we block out time in our schedule everyday for emergency appointments. We will try our best to see you as promptly as possible. Call 214-774-9906 to schedule your appointment today!

We understand toothaches are very painful and often happen at the most inconvenient times. Whether it’s a toothache, lost crown or filling, or any other dental emergency, we are equipped to relieve your discomfort. Many treatment options are available to restore and protect your teeth from future damage. Do not hesitate to call us if you are experiencing pain because untreated symptoms can develop into more complications.

Our staff will provide timely assistance in all emergency situations. We will make every effort to see you as soon as possible, most of the time you will be seen the same day. We also offer flexible office hours and weekend appointments to accommodate the needs of our patients.

During emergency appointments, diagnostic x-rays and a thorough examination will help Dr. Glazer isolate the problem and present treatment options. Our staff will always discuss cost prior to any treatment rendered. Give our office a call at 214-774-9906 to schedule your emergency exam today.

If you suspect a filling has come out... don't panic! Call our office and schedule an appointment to prevent further damage to your tooth. Fillings often become loose when decay develops underneath the existing restoration. It is common for older amalgam (silver) fillings to fracture due to their age. Food particles and bacteria can become wedged in between the tooth and filling material and are difficult to clean. Over time, these particles will develop into cavities underneath the filling and further compromise the tooth structure. Unfortunately, these cavities can remain unnoticed as they grow larger until they reach the nerve of the tooth resulting in severe pain and requiring extensive treatment.

If you suspect a filling has come out... don't panic and call our office!


If you lost a filling and experience no symptoms, the tooth is unprotected and may become sensitive to temperature and air. To prevent further damage to the nerve and preserve tooth structure, schedule an appointment with Dr. Glazer to restore the tooth back to health. If you think you might have lost a filling, give our office a call at 214-774-9906.

 

General Dentistry

We offer a wide variety of dental prosthesis treatments if you are edentulous, missing parts of teeth, or missing soft or hard structures of the jaw or palate. To determine the best treatment available, schedule an exam with Dr. Glazer. During this time, the doctor will discuss your individual concerns and functions including bite, speech, chewing, and aesthetics. Once Dr. Glazer has a better understanding of your needs, she can treat using fixed or removable prosthodontics to get you smiling again! To determine the best treatment for your missing space, call 214-774-9906 and schedule an appointment today.

We know some patients are anxious about visiting the dentist, and we try our best to ensure every patient's comfort. We offer the following to make sure your experience in our office is as pleasant as possible:

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Oral sedation
  • TV programs or movies in each treatment room
  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • Electric hand pieces, which are quieter than traditional tools
  • Warmed blankets, soothing eye masks, and warm towels after treatment

Fluoride is important to your dental health because it helps prevent tooth decay by making your enamel more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria in your mouth. Fluoride is important for the oral health of all patients of all ages.

Yes! Glazer Family Dentistry is a one-dentist office, so you will see Dr. Brittaney Glazer each and every time you visit. 

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening if a great way of improving any stained or discolored teeth without requiring intensive restorative treatments like veneers or crowns. If you consume coffee, tea, wine or tobacco products(among many, many other teeth staining food and drinks) you could be a great canidate for our whitening treatments. A good rule of thumb is if it will stain your shirt it will most likely stain your teeth.

When you come into our office, you can talk to Dr. Glazer about whether or not you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. Generally, if you are an adult who has completed any orthodontic work and has taken care of any other needed work such as crowns, you will probably be a good candidate.

The best way to find out for sure is to make an appointment!

Teeth stains can occur on different surfaces of the tooth and for different reasons. Most common factors in causing teeth staining include oral hygiene and diet habits. Regularly drinking coffee, tea, sodas and smoking tobacco increase the likeliness of enamel staining. Not all causes of teeth staining are preventative though. In older patients, teeth staining occurs naturally due to the thinning of the enamel layer, allowing the yellow dentin to become visually prominent. Other factors which cause teeth to stain include certain medical treatments, and a history of tooth trauma and/or disease.

The most common foods which stain teeth have rich, deep colors like chocolate, berries, soda, wine, coffee, and tea. Basically, everything good! To prevent staining, after eating, rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth to remove any residual particles. A regular scheduled dental cleaning can also remove a good amount of food stains!

A good rule of thumb is “ if a food can stain your white shirt, it can stain your teeth.”


We offer a variety of teeth whitening and bleaching services that can help you achieve your ideal shade and smile. From in-office to take-home products, call our office at 214-774-9906 to see which whitening treatment is best for you!

 

Before and After with Kor Whitening Product

 

 

Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you suspect a filling has come out... don't panic! Call our office and schedule an appointment to prevent further damage to your tooth. Fillings often become loose when decay develops underneath the existing restoration. It is common for older amalgam (silver) fillings to fracture due to their age. Food particles and bacteria can become wedged in between the tooth and filling material and are difficult to clean. Over time, these particles will develop into cavities underneath the filling and further compromise the tooth structure. Unfortunately, these cavities can remain unnoticed as they grow larger until they reach the nerve of the tooth resulting in severe pain and requiring extensive treatment.

If you suspect a filling has come out... don't panic and call our office!


If you lost a filling and experience no symptoms, the tooth is unprotected and may become sensitive to temperature and air. To prevent further damage to the nerve and preserve tooth structure, schedule an appointment with Dr. Glazer to restore the tooth back to health. If you think you might have lost a filling, give our office a call at 214-774-9906.

 

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