Frequently Asked Questions
As a dental patient, we understand if you have questions about your care, financing your future treatments,
or other aspects about our practice, especially if you’re learning about Winning Smile for the first time.
Below, we’ve taken note of some of the most common questions we receive, so feel free to peruse them ahead of your next appointment!
We are happy to inform and educate you to the fullest extent so you can feel comfortable and confident about your care with us.
How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we strongly recommend that you call the practice directly.
From there, a team member will be able to speak with you and provide guidance.
In many cases, you should be able to get a same-day appointment scheduled. We also offer Friday and Saturday hours,
so feel free to get in touch even if your issue occurs on the weekend. Since most hospitals are not equipped to handle dental emergencies,
you’re unlikely to be treated for the source of your symptoms.
Dental emergencies also tend to be part of a larger underlying problem that only a dentist can resolve,
so calling us directly ensures you can begin that process as soon as possible. If you believe your issue is life-threatening,
however, go to the emergency room or dial 911.
How much does a dental checkup & cleaning cost in Evanston?
Costs for preventive services like checkups and cleanings will vary based on your oral health and the regions of the country you receive them.
During a routine checkup, Dr. Reese will go over your oral health history, ask about any concerns you may have, and capture X-rays if you are due for them.
Following the review of your X-rays, oral exam, and oral cancer screening, a hygienist will then complete a cleaning to remove any plaque deposits that
could not be removed with at-home brushing. On average, checkups and cleanings range from $200 to $350,
but you can save significantly when you have dental insurance. All fees for these services, including out-of-pocket co-pays,
are negotiated by the insurance company with the dentist.
What is the best way to find a cosmetic dentist?
Since there is no specific degree or certification to receive in order for a professional to call themselves a “cosmetic dentist,”
you’ll want to look for specific training or credentials the doctor has completed.
This can generally be found in their online doctor bio on their website if they have one.
Dr. Reese has completed extensive courses through Spear Education and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies on subjects such as
aesthetic dentistry, restorative design, and CEREC same-day crown technology.
If your dental concerns are cosmetic in nature, she’s more than capable of meeting your needs!
How can I find a female dentist?
Online search engines make it relatively easy to find a dentist that not only is specialized in certain aspects of dentistry, but is also a specific gender.
Today, about one-third of dentists in the U.S. are female and more than 50% of current dental school students are women as well.
When searching for a dentist, visit their website to confirm if they have a doctor bio.
There, you can learn exactly who will be providing your care as well as their background and expertise in the field.