Corn Family Dentistry
Nathan A. Corn, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

How can we help you?

Dr. Corn and his team understand that patients have many questions about their dental care.

We love this and we encourage questions!

We’ve compiled a few of our most frequently asked questions and their answers, but if you don’t see the answer you’re looking for here, feel free to call us. Our staff is always happy to answer your questions.

General Dentistry

X-rays are an important diagnostic tool that Dr. Corn uses to see inside and between your teeth to detect any issues that might be missed with the naked eye. Whether this is your first visit or you're here for your routine cleaning, we recommend that you have x-rays taken to help us detect any issues with tooth decay or gum disease in their earliest stages. This ensures that you can successfully treat these issues with the least invasive and costly treatment procedures.

We use digital x-rays at Corn Family Dentistry. This type of imaging emits 80% less radiation and is safer for our patients than a day spent out in the sun. Digital images are also readily available for viewing so we can offer treatment recommendations in a timelier manner. Because there are no harsh chemicals needed for developing the x-rays, they’re also much safer for the environment.

We encourage our patients to have diagnostic x-rays taken at least once per year in order to best diagnose and treat dental concerns early on. This is just one more way we can help you be proactive about your oral health. Give Corn Family Dentistry a call today to schedule your next appointment.

Whether you’re visiting us for the first time for a routine six-month cleaning and checkup or you haven’t been to a dentist in years – we welcome you! We’re happy that you’ve chosen Corn Family Dentistry for your care and that you’ve taken the first steps to visit our office.

First visits typically last around 60 minutes, and Dr. Corn spends much of that time getting to know you, discussing your concerns and goals for your oral health with you, and examining your mouth and teeth. If we don’t find any concerns with gum disease, we’ll try to complete your first cleaning during that time.

For patients who’ve been away from the dentist for a while, please know that we never make judgments. We understand that life happens, and we’re glad you’re here. If it's been some time since your last cleaning, we may need additional time to complete a more thorough cleaning for you to get you back on track. In this case, your cleaning would be scheduled at your next appointment.

In either case, we’re so glad you’re our patient, and we look forward to building a relationship with you and helping you achieve optimum oral health and a beautiful smile. Welcome to Corn Family Dentistry!


Preventative care is truly the best way to achieve and maintain optimum oral health. When your preventative visits such as routine cleanings and check-ups are covered at 100% with no other cost for you, there is really no reason not to utilize that benefit.

With regular six-month appointments, we hope to help you avoid many costly dental issues such as periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay from happening in the first place. Early detection of conditions like gum disease, decay, and oral cancer allows you the best opportunity for successful early treatment with a less invasive or costly procedure.

Your team at Corn Family Dentistry is here to help you achieve your goals for your smile and maintain your oral health while providing you with an exceptional experience every time you visit. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment!

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