Q: Where's the office?
A: On the northeast corner of Main & Harlem in Snyder. Look for the giant tooth facing Harlem Rd in our window next to Manhattan Bagel.
Q: Do you have late or weekend hours?
A: We have expanded Thursday hours up through 7pm to help you get into the office. Though we do not have weekend hours we're seriously considering it; please let us know if that would be a help to you.
Q: What about emergencies?
A: Call the office at (716) 839-1546 right away if you're having an emergency such as a broken, lost, or painful tooth. We'll do our best to schedule you in the with the dentist right away. Current patients having a painful emergency over the weekend should call the office and listen to the voicemail message for the best number to reach one of our dentists.
Q: I was a patient of Dr Rutecki; do you have my records?
A: Yes, all records and appointments made with Dr Rutecki and staff are still here. We're excited to meet you!
Q: Have the prices gone up? Do you provide discounts?
A: No, we've kept the majority of the prices the same and even reduced a few. We do not though typically provide discounts. We feel the prices are fair and accurately represent the quality of care here at Nickel City Dentistry.
Q: I'm getting married soon and would like to have sparkling teeth in my photos, can you help?
A: Absolutely, and congratulations. For current patients on a regular 6 month recall for cleanings we're happy to provide a free cleaning the week of your wedding so that you're looking as white & sparkly as possible.
Q: How often should I visit?
A: Each patient's mouth and oral hygiene is different but a visit every 6 months for a cleaning & exam is typically sufficient. Patients with periodontal & gum diseases may be asked to visit more often until the effects of the disease are stabilized.
Q: When do I need X-Rays?
A: The American Dental Association recommends that new patients receive a full mouth series of Radiographs (X-Rays). In order to properly diagnose cavities and other oral concerns they then recommend updated X-Rays every 12-24 months. Patients with a history of cavities or periodontal issues may require X-Rays more often.
Q: Does your office offer Fluoride Treatment?
A: Our office offers and recommends Fluoride treatment at every hygiene visit for children and as necessary for adults. Topical Fluoride treatment helps restore enamel and prevent cavities and is highly recommended for people that drink bottled water on a regular basis.
Q: At what age should I start bringing my children in?
A: The ADA recommends that the first dental visit take place within six months after the first tooth appears, but no later than a child’s first birthday. We happily offer free lap exams for a child's first visit up to the age of 2. For more information on the care of your child's teeth, please visit the ADA Mouth Health Website.