Frequently Asked Questions

What’s your treatment philosophy?

It’s pretty simple. We like our patients. We believe in treating them well. That means taking the time to get to know them and ensuring that their needs and desires are met. We pride ourselves on creating a stress-free environment, which begins with a friendly and attentive staff, and a caring, personable doctor who takes the time to listen.

What types of insurance do you accept?

We accept all major PPO dental insurance (Delta, MetLife, Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, etc.), but no HMOs. Because out-of-network providers may pay less on claims than in-network providers, we recommend that you review your dental insurance policy for clarification prior to your first visit. We are Delta Premier Providers and adhere to Delta’s fee schedule. More information on insurance here.

How necessary are dental x-rays?

Many oral diseases can’t be detected by visual and physical examination alone. X-rays are a necessary tool for early detection of problems that can’t otherwise be seen, and provide information about a patient’s oral health, such as early-stage cavities, gum disease, infections, and even some types of tumors. How often x-rays are taken should depend on the patient’s oral health, age, risk for disease, and any signs and symptoms of oral disease the patient might be experiencing. Our office takes x-rays digitally so the films can be seen immediately.

What are the best things to eat that will destroy my teeth?

Popcorn kernels are right up there. Jujyfruit and other sticky candies are terrific for pulling out fillings and loose teeth. It’s also come to our attention that some people like to gnaw on frozen candy bars in the middle of the night. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Are there any benefits to using a powered toothbrush?

There are. See the findings here.

Why do my succulents keep dying?

Overwatering, most likely, or not enough sunlight. Ask Scott. He loves answering plant questions.

Is it okay to use a paper clip, a nail, or other pointy metal objects to clean between my teeth?

No! Come to the office; we’ll give you floss!

Why does Dr. Boardman have pink hair?

Shouldn’t the question be, “Why don’t more medical professionals have pink hair?”