How can I schedule my appointment for the initial examination?
To schedule a dental appointment, you can simply give us a call (931-526-4912) or use the contact form
on our website: https://www.thecookevilledentist.com/contact/. If you are a new patient, let us know so
we can make sure you get all of the necessary information for your first appointment.

What should I expect during the first appointment?
At your first appointment, you will fill out paperwork through our online portal (you can do this at home
or in the office). Then we will discuss your dental and medical history and go over any questions you
have about your teeth, mouth and jaw. Next we will take x-rays and do a thorough exam and cleaning. If
you have any problems we will discuss all of your options so you can make the choice that is right for
you. We want you to be comfortable during your appointment, so let us know if there is anything we can
do to accommodate you.

Will you accept my insurance?
We accept most insurances and will file claims on your behalf. We are providers for Delta, Cigna, BCBS,
Aetna and United Concordia. There are some insurance plans, like HMO’s, that we are not allowed to
accept, but we work with you to determine your exact coverage and help you maximize your benefits
every year.

What is my visit going to cost?
Treatment costs and insurance reimbursements change from time to time. We will go over your financial
options for current and long term dental care and you will know the cost before your treatment begins. If
you have dental insurance, we will see what that will cover to help you make the best decision for your
oral health.

How can I take care of my teeth between dental checkups?
Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once a day. Don’t forget to brush your tongue and
schedule your routine checkups. Avoid foods that are high in sugar and tobacco.

At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?
We recommend that children see the dentist for the first time as a patient sometime around 2 or 3 years
old. Scheduling your children for a “fun visit” early on will teach them there is nothing to be afraid of at a
dental office. As a result, they will be more likely to have a healthy smile for a lifetime.

How often should I see the dentist?
We encourage our patients to come for a regular check up at least once every 6 months. If a patient has
periodontal issues, we suggest they come every 3 to 4 months.