Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we accept most dental insurance. As a courtesy we will file your insurance claim for you. We are considered out-of-network but have many patients who notice little to no difference in the insurance benefits that are paid when coming to our office. We are happy to do a complimentary benefits check when you arrive in our office.
This question will vary patient to patient. If you have a minimal history of decay/fillings, we usually recommend every 6 months. Patients with gum disease or with a high decay/plaque rate should come more frequently, either every 3 or 4 months depending on the severity of the disease. Many studies show a strong correlation between dental cleanings and prevention of heart disease and stroke.
This will vary from patient to patient. Ideally, before it breaks or fails to limit the amount of work needed to restore it. Since we cannot predict when older dentistry will fail, we recommend replacing when signs of wear, breakdown or corrosion start to occur to the older restorations, especially the older silver fillings. We create a long-term treatment plan for you and together we decide what type of restoration will be needed for each suspect tooth. Once the plan is complete, you can move as slow or fast as you want to restore these teeth. As long as there is no active disease or fractured tooth or filling, you can plan your treatment at a time that is convenient for you. This may be over a number of years; if you wait until something fails or decays, you may have fewer options and lose flexibility.
We recommend any toothpaste with fluoride. We always caution about using whitening or tartar control toothpastes due to abrasiveness which can cause sensitivity. Fluoride is the most important ingredient that cannot be absent when selecting a toothpaste.
Using an electric toothbrush allows you to reach areas we may not be able to reach using a manual toothbrush. Also most electric toothbrushes have timers which can insure that we are brushing for the recommended two minutes. Research has shown that patients tend to have better gums and less decay by using an electric toothbrush.
If you feel you would like to whiten your teeth we recommend the take home method of fabricating custom fit trays and the take home bleach. We caution those who have white fillings, crowns, or veneers in your front teeth because the natural tooth will whiten but the restorations will not.
Radiographs are essential tools to identify decay and other dental problems that the naked eye cannot see. Accurate clinical diagnosis and treatment cannot be safely provided without current radiographs. New patients often have current radiographs from their previous dentist. We gladly accept those records to be used for the comprehensive exam instead of taking new ones and the fee is adjusted accordingly.
These Patients Have a Whole New Perspective on the Dentist
“I was REALLY impressed with the quality of services and care at Zoe. Allowing a patient to choose what amenities (radio, massage devices, blankets, etc.) they wanted to indulge in was a first for me at any medical practice. Not to mention a gift bag and friendly consultation asking me what was important when I considered dentistry services. I’ve had great experiences with other dentists in the past but Zoe has surpassed them all!”
"Zöe Dental is a wonderful, well established dental practice. I trust them completely with my dental work, and I have been with them since they first opened. Simply, I cannot imagine being with any other dental group. Maria is an excellent hygienist, and I have upmost confidence in her work. It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Stamatiades is an excellent dentist as well as someone I consider a friend. Great job, Zöe Dental!"
Robin J Shope
Zoe dental is incredible. They have amazing staff and a wonderful atmosphere. They cater to their patients and strive to make sure that you feel stress free. Even more importantly, their Doctors are wonderful. I had my wisdom tooth pulled and I couldn’t have had a better experience. Will definitely recommend!
Leigh Ann Purvines
Wow! I have never had such a positive dental experience. The office atmosphere is open, friendly, upbeat, and professional. I felt comfortable and well informed of all procedures. Thank you, Zoe Dental, for changing the presidence of dental health from fear and anxiety to calm and serene.
Best dental experience I have ever had!!! Dr. Hayes and the rest of the staff were so kind, honest, and incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. They were able to quickly address a long-standing issue I have had and gave me a completely doable plan of action for the future. I will recommend Zöe Dental to all of my friends! Thank you so much for the excellent experience!!!
At my next visit, Tyler was the assistant, and again, amazing amounts of compassion and caring were felt from start to finish with my procedure. I simply LOVE this office and would highly encourage anyone, who has put off going to the dentist, out of fear, to schedule a visit and meet the most amazing team of employees who truly love their jobs and their patients!
Wish I would have switched dentists sooner. Everyone was very nice, accommodating, and professional. Very nice office with friendly staff. Very much appreciate the add ons such as the massage chair, essential oils and hand wax. So nice to find a place that is truly patient focused.
By far, the best medical practice, let alone dentistry office I have ever been to. I am so astounded by the care and quality provided by Zoe Dental. I have found my forever dentist! Thank you guys for everything you do to make everyone so comfortable AND well informed.