Are you accepting new patients?

Yes! We'd love to schedule an appointment for you.


Do you accept my insurance?

As a courtesy to our patients, we bill all insurance companies. We can also check with your dental insurance to help you better understand your benefits.


I'm a very nervous patient. How can you help me?

It's very common for people of all ages to feel nervous about visiting the dentist. No worries! You'll feel more at ease if you set up a free consultation with us. That way you can visit our office and meet Dr. Tinkle or Dr. Yoon to see if Belmont Family Dentistry is the right fit for you. Having an informal, no-obligation visit like this puts many people at ease while they choose what's best for them.


What is considered a true dental emergency?

The following are examples of true dental emergencies where you would need immediate dental care to protect your long-term oral health:

  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • A loose or knocked-out permanent tooth
  • An injured jaw
  • Painful swelling
  • Painful toothache (dental abscess)

Do I have to have x-rays taken?

X-rays help Dr. Tinkle or Dr. Yoon diagnose necessary treatment as well as any potential problems. We might be able to transfer your recent x-rays from your previous dental office to Belmont Family Dentistry. Keep in mind that sometimes transferred x-rays lose their quality, so we might need to take some new x-rays to make sure we have a clear picture of your dental health. This is so we can provide you with the best care possible.


What ages of people do you treat?

We provide comprehensive care for all ages.


What are the first steps for a patient who hasn’t been to a dentist in a long time?

First, we’ll take x-rays of your entire mouth. X-rays help Dr. Tinkle or Dr. Yoon diagnose necessary treatment as well as any potential problems. After that, your doctor will conduct a comprehensive dental exam. The information gathered from your initial visit will be enough for your doctor to prepare a customized treatment plan for you that you can follow at your own pace.


What makes Belmont Family Dentistry different from other dental practices?

Once you step into our office, you'll be greeted warmly by our compassionate and nonjudgemental staff. Each person on our team has up-to-date training, and we invest in the newest technologies. We're able to give you quality care by improving your teeth here in our office and by giving you great dental care tips to take home with you.


Why is Preventive Dental Care important?

Preventive Dental Care involves regular dental exams to help protect your oral health and general well being. It also involves promoting optimal tooth and gum health through patient education of adopting good oral hygiene practices to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. In having good oral hygiene, patients can avoid cavities, gingivitis (inflammation of gum tissue), periodontal disease (gum disease), and enamel loss.

Visit our page on Preventive Dental Care to learn more about which toothpaste is best to use, what is considered good oral hygiene, and why it is important to limit sugar intake.