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Frequently Asked Questions

Pronghorn Family Dentistry is proud to serve patients of all ages in Gillette, WY, and surrounding areas. You are welcomed by our kind, compassionate staff, and a warm, inviting environment when you come to our dental office. From crowns and bridges to routine dental cleaning, we strive to educate our patients to ensure comfort and improve dental health. Our team is here to answer your questions.

Are you accepting new patients?

We happily welcome new patients to our practice! If you have any questions about new patient procedures, please give us a call.

When is the best time for a child to start seeing a dentist?

Schedule an appointment for your child at birth, to evaluate any feeding concerns and then at age one for any dental concerns. We suggest bringing your child to the dentist for regular dental visits at age one. Early detection of tooth decay is the best prevention for future problems. These visits also let your child become used to going to the dentist so that we can create a happy and positive experience. This will lead your child to be a great dental patient for a lifetime!

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontitis is a disease of the gum tissue and bone surrounding and supporting the teeth, leading to tooth loss. Periodontitis is the serious and advanced state of gum disease and can include jaw bone loss. It develops when gingivitis, or the early stage of periodontal disease, is left untreated.

How do I know if I am brushing and flossing correctly?

If you are unsure about your brushing and techniques, feel free to ask us at your next visit. We would be happy to show you the correct way to keep those pearly whites healthy! Brushing and flossing correctly is essential to taking good care of your teeth.

What is the purpose of fluoride?

Plaque bacteria and sugars expose your teeth to acid, which attacks the tooth enamel and breaks down the minerals in your teeth. This can lead to tooth decay if these minerals are not replaced. Fluoride, which can be found in various foods and tap water, helps strengthen your teeth against demineralization.

What is the difference between an amalgam and a composite filling?

Amalgam fillings are traditional silver fillings, while composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings retain more original tooth structure and strength, while amalgam fillings are more durable and less expensive. We will work with you to determine the best filling option for you.
For more information about our dental services, please contact us at 307-686-1605 today!
Pronghorn Family Dentistry
109 W Lakeway Rd. (Suite B)
Gillette, WY, 82718

Business Hours

Monday- Friday: 8 AM- 4 PM
Saturday- Sunday: Closed
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