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Frequently Asked St. Augustine Dental Questions

Locally Owned & Operated Dental Office Serving Nocatee & Nearby Areas

Our helpful dental professionals at Palencia Dental is committed to making sure you are able to make a well-informed decision regarding your dental care. We understand that you deserve personalized dental services and have your own unique needs. That is why we do our best to make sure you have a clear understanding of your treatment options.

Don’t hesitate to call us at (904) 474-5444 to ask any other questions you might have.

  • How can I remove or reduce stains and discoloration on my teeth?

    Luckily, there are simple and effective teeth whitening options for many people. You can choose to do teeth whitening in our office. Results are nearly immediately after a 30 to 60-minute appointment. While this is a very efficient option, it might require more than one visit to reach your goal.

    Home whitening systems typically come in a fitted mouth guard that is molded to your teeth. The tray is usually worn for 30 minutes, twice a day. This option usually takes a few weeks for you to obtain the bright, white smile you want.

  • Do I need to routinely floss my teeth?

    You were likely told that you should always brush your teeth twice a day to help keep your teeth healthier and prevent cavities. While this is very good advice, it does little to remove food particles and harmful bacteria between your teeth. Daily flossing helps to remove dangerous plaque that creates cavities and gum disease.

  • How can cosmetic dentistry improve my smile?

    There is a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments that can improve the appearance and the function of your teeth. Our St. Augustine dentist can carefully review all of your treatment options with you and help you select the right procedures for your goal.

    Some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures include:

    • Teeth whitening
    • Porcelain veneers
    • Tooth-colored, composite fillings
    • Dental implants
    • Orthodontics
    • Porcelain crowns
  • What are some indications that I might have gum disease?

    Gingivitis and periodontitis are common and gum diseases that can create very serious health issues. Many people who are suffering from these diseases are unaware because they typically don’t cause any pain in the gums in the earlier stages. Gum disease is caused by plaque on and in between teeth that creates bacteria that attacks the gums.

    Common symptoms of gum disease include:

    • Puffy and red gums
    • Bleeding gums on their own or after flossing
    • Loose teeth or changes in the spacing between teeth
    • Pus surrounding the teeth or around the gums
    • Discomfort and tenderness of the gums
  • Does Palencia Dental accept dental insurance?
    We do accept dental insurance, and ensure that our patients maximize their benefits. We fill out all the necessary paperwork that insurance companies require, educate the patient on what is covered, and we never let insurance benefits interfere with patient relationships or treatment plans. While patients are financially responsible for their treatment, we do accept assignment from insurance. From our experience, we see that patients receive their reimbursements much quicker than our dental office.

Hear from Our Happy Patients

They Rave About Palencia Dental
  • “Highest recommnendation to Kinsey and her staff at Palencia Dental!”

  • “She is the best dentist I have ever had!!”

    MD Barnett
  • “I have to truly say that she is the best Dentist my husband and I have ever experienced”

  • “I just wanted to say that this is a perfect location and everyone is so professional and friendly”

  • “The staff is awesome! Very professional and friendly too! I would highly recommend”

  • “My experience was AWESOME! I was impressed how the dental office was set up”

  • “From the first phone call, I knew that the staff at Palencia Dental were different in their approach towards their patients”

  • “The practice is extremely professional and has state of the art equipment”

  • “I've never had in all my years a more pleasant dental visit”


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