Your smile... your health... your choice. Welcome to Michel Dental, where Dr. Michael E. Michel and our staff provide clinically excellent dentistry in a warm, soothing environment. We believe that you and your family deserve premium dental care and priority service from highly educated professionals who are passionate about what they do. At Michel Dental, we're committed to excellence - we're committed to you.
Michel Dental FAQ
Do you take new patients?
We always enjoy welcoming new patients to our office and try to offer same day emergency appointments during our regular office hours.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Our office has partnered with Care Credit, a trusted name in third-party financing that offers no and low-interest payment plans to qualified applicants. See their website for more information and to complete an application online.
Do you accept insurance?
Michel Dental is a provider for United Concordia, BCBS, Guardian Dental Guard Network and Delta Dental. We file all insurance claims as a courtesy to our patients. If you have questions about your coverage, give us a call.
I have difficulty opening my mouth, and sometimes my jaw sticks. I also have frequent headaches and earaches. Could these be symptoms of a dental problem?
All of these can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Patients may experience one or more of these symptoms, which my develop due to a misaligned bite or trauma to the jaw. Untreated, these symptoms, and others, can become severe. After a consultation and exam, we'll test your jaw joints and muscles to determine optimal alignment, then prescribe non-surgical treatment to relieve discomfort and restore healthy function. You may benefit from a custom-fitted orthotic, which is removable, clear acrylic appliance worn at night.
My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?
Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from the patient brushing to hard or from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrushing technique and pressure for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to alleviate your symptoms and renew periodontal health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults and has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, respiratory problems, diabetes complications, and dementia. Untreated, gum disease can escalate to significantly damage your health, so call for an assessment now. We'll help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!