Smiles of Orange

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We want our patients to feel informed about their dental needs and are always happy to answer questions. Here are some of the most common ones we hear, but you proably have a few of your own. Please call us at (714) 997-5495 or send us an email using our convenient online contact form

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At Smiles of Orange, we know that everyone is concerned about dental costs, and we are committed to being transparent and honest with our pricing. When we plan treatment, we will explain exactly what's involved, and our team will provide a detailed listing of the cost to you.

If you are insured, we accept all PPO insurances and file all claims on our patients' behalf. Our dental team is very knowledgeable about insurance and is here to help you understand your coverage and to maximize your benefits. We work hard to provide accurate pre-treatment estimates to give you an idea of your out-of-pocket expense.

We currently work with the following insurances, but please contact us if you don't see yours listed here.

Aetna PPO
Ameritas PPO
Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
Cigna PPO
Delta Dental PPO
Humana PPO
MetLife PPO

If you are uninsured or would like to budget your out-of-pocket dental costs, we accept CareCredit third-party financing. CareCredit helps many patients afford quality dental care and works similar to a healthcare credit card.

CareCredit offers different programs to fit your needs, including interest-free and low-interest loans. Please let us know if you would like more information or apply directly at CareCredit.com.

At Smiles of Orange, we want our patients to feel comfortable and at ease with us. However, we know that if you've had a previous bad experience, it can feel a little daunting to try it again!

We'll Help You Have a Comfortable Experience

Dr. Maryam Jackson and our team of caring professionals have helped many patients overcome their anxiety. We genuinely care about your experience with us and have several ways we can ensure that it's the best you ever had!

Stress-Reducing Amenities

Everyone appreciates a little pampering, especially at the dentist's office! We offer neck pillows, blankets, bottled water, TVs, and headphones in every treatment room.

Sedation Dentistry Options

Sedation dentistry gives anxious patients a way to get comfortable, stress-free dental care. Our patients appreciate nitrous oxide (laughing gas) because it's an effective way to relax that doesn't produce drowsy after-effects.

If you need something a little stronger, Dr. Jackson can prescribe a sedative for you to take before you arrive at our dental office. The soothing effects will keep you calm and comfortable throughout your procedure.

Leading-Edge Technology

We invest in technology because it enhances your comfort and helps make our work more efficient. A great example is digital impressions, where a handheld scanner replaces messy, gag-inducing paste impressions.

Comfortable, Stress-Free Dentistry in Orange, CA

Dr. Jackson and our team will work hard to ensure that you have a comfortable, stress-free dental visit. We will work through whatever concerns you have so you can get the quality dental care you need and deserve.

General Dentistry

At Smiles of Orange, we provide quality dentistry for patients of all ages and would love to take care of your entire family. Our patients include every family member, from toddlers to seniors, and we love working with all of their unique needs at every stage of life.

Giving Kids a Positive Start with Dentistry

We enjoy helping our youngest patients start their dental journey with positive experiences. Our goal is to show them that visiting the dentist can be a fun adventure, and kids especially love our football-shaped toy box!

Children’s dentistry at our Orange, CA dental office includes basic care, checkups, and teeth cleanings. We also use safe, BPA-free dental sealants to help protect a child’s vulnerable teeth against bacteria and decay.

If your child already has a cavity, we use minimally-invasive techniques, including ozone therapy and laser dentistry, to restore the tooth and preserve its structure.

After examining your younger child, Dr. Jackson may determine that they can benefit from pre-orthodontic treatment with a myofunctional appliance. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Jackson may also recommend changing your child’s diet to include healthy alternatives to sugar-laden snacks and beverages.

Schedule a Family Dental Appointment

At Smiles of Orange, we love seeing family members of all ages and would love to welcome you to our holistic dental office. If you would like to schedule an appointment for yourself or your child (or both!), please call our Orange, CA dental office at (714) 997-5495, and a friendly team member will be happy to assist you!

Metal-Free Fillings

We are a metal-free, mercury-free dental office that offers safe removal of mercury fillings in Orange, CA. Dr. Jackson is certified and trained in the safe removal of mercury fillings using SMART protocols.

Safe Removal of Mercury Fillings in Orange, CA

SMART stands for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique and involves stringent safety measures set forth by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. The steps we follow protect our patients and staff and ensure that mercury vapors released are safely contained when removing amalgam fillings.

For example, each treatment room must have adequate filtration in place to remove mercury vapors and amalgam filling particles from the air. Patients and staff must wear protective coverings, and oxygen is delivered to the patient to avoid inhaling the vapors released.

Should You Have Mercury Fillings Removed?

It’s a good idea to have mercury fillings removed, but it may not be the right step for everyone. We recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Jackson at our Orange, CA dental office so she can examine your fillings and explain her findings to you.

If we agree that removing your amalgam fillings is appropriate in your case, she will explain the safety measures we have in place and what you can expect from the removal process.

Please call Smiles of Orange to schedule an appointment to get started!

Preventive Dentistry

Yes, we are pleased to offer ozone (O3) therapy at our Orange, CA dental office. We make fresh distilled ozone water daily that is utilized throughout all of our operatories and used as a pre-rinse. We also use ozone gas during our restorative treatment and dental cleanings. Ozone oil is also available to purchase in our office for oral care. 

How We Use Ozone Gas in Dentistry

Ozone is a highly active form of oxygen and potent antimicrobial that acts as a disinfectant. Non-invasive ozone therapy is used in dentistry to kill harmful bacteria and leave healthy bacteria to do their job. Among the many applications, ozone application has become our preferred technique to:

  • Disinfect a prepared tooth after removing decay
  • Minimize or eliminate tooth sensitivity
  • Prevent formation of new cavities
  • Sterilize a tooth after root canal treatment
  • Disinfect tooth socket after extraction

Ozone is also helpful for disinfecting areas of chronic gum disease. Our hygienist applies ozone as a gas or in oils or water and allows it to penetrate the gum tissue that surrounds each tooth.

Discover the Benefits of Ozone Therapy

All types of patients can benefit from ozone therapy, including children, those with dental anxiety, and patients with sensitive smiles. If you would like to learn more about how we use ozone therapy and its benefits, please call our Orange, CA dental office.

TMJ & Bruxism Treatment

If you experience TMJ pain and migraine headaches, you understand how the symptoms can take over your life. At Smiles of Orange, we offer simple, non-surgical treatment options, so you don’t have to settle for a life filled with pain.

As a holistic dentist, Dr. Maryam Jackson takes an integrative approach to relieve symptoms and also address the underlying cause of TMJ pain. She offers customized solutions to meet her patients’ individual needs, including nightguards and the Vivos Daytime Nighttime Appliance (DNA).

How Our TMJ Pain Treatments Work

The first step is an evaluation with Dr. Jackson at our Orange, CA, dental office to determine the cause for your pain. She will then discuss her findings with you and explain the treatment TMD treatment options we offer.

  • An occlusal splint moves the lower jaw into a position that balances and evens out your dental bite. Because your upper and lower teeth meet evenly, pressure on the TMJ is relieved.
  • Vivos® DNA (Daytime Nighttime Appliance) is a customized device that brings the lower jaw into a healthier position. Patients wear these oral appliances for 12–14 hours a day.
  • For some patients, the solution is as easy as a custom nightguard designed to prevent the damage caused to the teeth and TMJ by clenching and grinding during sleep. A nightguard also helps relieve pressure on the jaw joint and gives it a chance to rest and recover.

Call Us for TMJ Pain Relief in Orange, CA

Dr. Jackson has helped many of our patients find relief, and we can help you too. Please call Smiles of Orange to schedule an appointment so we can get you on the road to recovery.

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