Frequently Asked Questions

We believe patients need accurate information to make informed dental decisions, so Dr. Haugeand our team put together this list of commonly asked questions. Read through it, and if you don’t understand something or need more explanation, simply contact our Centuria dental office.

My teeth are stained. Can you do anything?

If you feel embarrassed by your smile, let us help. Years of coffee, tea, cola drinking, or smoking can produce yellowish-brownish teeth. Our Boost! Teeth Whitening system provides safe, fast in-office teeth whitening in just one visit. For the best results, we combine in-office teeth whitening with custom teeth whitening trays that you wear at home. Contact our Centuria office to learn more about teeth whitening.

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Will you care for my children?

Whether you need treatment for your children or adult family members, we deliver quality dental care. We offer services like routine exams, fluoride treatments, and sealants for patients as young as two years old. During the initial visit, we will make the experience relaxed and fun so that your children look forward to dental visits.

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I really do not like visiting the dentist. Can you help me?

Our entire team will make your visit as comfortable as possible. If you struggle with dental phobia, whether mild or intense, let us know. We will go above and beyond to make your experience in our office enjoyable and rewarding. For complex or lengthy procedures, we can administer nitrous oxide to help you relax.

Patients with a bad gag reflex, sensitive teeth, or dental phobia may need more than nitrous oxide, so Dr. Hauge can administer other forms of sedation. During short procedures, a light sedative is perfect. You’ll remain awake and responsive. Patients facing more extensive work may wish to sleep through treatment. All procedures involving IV sedation will be performed at the hospital. In any case, sedation can save you from wasted time, trouble, and stress.

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My teeth bleed when I brush. Should I be concerned?

You should never take bleeding gums lightly, but the condition may or may not require professional attention, depending on the source. Bleeding gums can be caused by improper, rough scrubbing instead of gentle, circular brushing. A hard-bristled brush instead of a soft one can cause gums to bleed.

If the problem persists, despite correct brushing and flossing methods, or bleeding occurs every time you brush, you may have gum disease, which requires periodontal treatment. We encourage you to contact our Centuria office immediately to set up an evaluation appointment with Dr. Hauge.

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Crowns, onlays, and inlays… Where can I learn more about these procedures?

Dr. Hauge usually employs these restorative procedures as part of a permanent solution. They are sturdy, gentle, and look like your natural teeth. With CEREC, he can often complete permanent restorations in a single visit.

Dr. Hauge can give you access to the CAESY Website, which has information on these procedures and other good reference material. If you are curious about any treatment recommendations, Dr. Hauge welcomes your questions, so contact our dental office to set up a consultation.

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What insurance and payment methods do you accept?

We are a provider on many plans, so bring your insurance card to your first visit, and we will check your coverage. Other payment options include cash, check, credit cards, and CareCredit, a third-party financing company. We offer a cash discount for payment in full day of service, as well as a senior discount.We also have an in house savings program for people without insurance called DentalPerks. Contact our Centuria dental office if you have any questions.

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