How often should I come in for a dental checkup?

A) The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your general dentist every six months for a professional dental cleaning and exam. This might sound excessive, but regular checkups allow us to detect dental care problems early and make treatment easier for you, less expensive, and more successful. Has it been a while since your last checkup? There’s no need to be embarrassed! Visit our Jonesboro dental office to get back on track with your general dentistry care.

I brush my teeth every day, but my breath is still not fresh. Is there anything I can do?

A) We can help. Disorders and diseases of the oral cavity may cause up to 90% of all cases of halitosis, or “bad breath.” Some of the most common causes are: a dry mouth due to lack of flow of saliva during sleep, denture wearing, food retention, poor oral hygiene, dental decay, gum disease, an unclean tongue, alcohol consumption, and smoking. Most of these factors cause an increase in bacteria in the oral cavity. These bacteria produce nasty compounds that cause “bad breath.”

We will work with you to begin an effective home care program including conventional tooth brushing, flossing, and cleaning of the tongue. We also might recommend a prescription-strength oral rinse. If we determine that extensive decay or gum disease are the cause of your bad breath, we will take steps to alleviate these oral health issues.

Are dental X-rays really necessary?

YES! X-rays help are used to find cavities between teeth, under the gums, and not visible to the naked eye. They also help with early diagnosis of gum disease. Since gum and bone problems happen slowly over time, and they are usually not painful until they are in advanced stages, X-rays are a key part of the early detection of gum disease and prevention of tooth loss. Dental X-rays are also a key component in detecting all kinds of tooth and gum abscess. These are a just a few of the very important reasons that dental X-rays diagnosis, proper treatment, and long lasting oral health.

My husband/wife says that I grind my teeth in my sleep. What should I do?

Many people are unaware that they have problems with clenching and/or grinding their teeth, which is also know as bruxism, until their spouse alerts them to the problem, or they experience some type of pain or sings and symptoms of the disorder. Clenching and/or grinding can cause many problems including flattened, ground-down teeth that are easily prone to fracture, sensitive teeth, jaw or TMJ pain, headaches – all of which will only become more severe without treatment.

It is currently thought that both physical and emotional factors are underlying causes of Tempromandibular Disorder (TMD). Some of the contributing factors include stress, sleep apnea, crooked and/or missing teeth, and an unstable bite. Many times we can design and fabricate a bite guard to help protect your teeth, jaw joints, and muscles form any further damage caused by clenching and grinding. There are a number of ways to treat TMD and after a thorough exam and consultation, our highly trained dentists can suggested which treatment or combination of treatments is right for you.

Do you have payment plans?

We know that you might not be able to pay for your dental treatment in one lump sum. That's why we provide various ways to create a payment plan, helping everyone experience the confidence and smiles they deserve. We can help you with insurance as well.

Our payment options include an early payment courtesy, meaning that you receive a 5% discount if you pay for the treatment prior to the procedure with cash, check, or money order. We also extend the 5% discount to patients who pay the entire amount prior to their treatment with a credit card.

We also offer extended payment plans though American Helathcare Lending,  CareCredit and Springstone Financial, all of which are service companies that offer financing options to help you fit your dental care comfortably into your budget. We are happy to take care of any necessary paperwork through our office, or you may choose to apply online in the comfort of your own home. Typically these companies allow our patients to secure affordable, long term, low interest payment plans that allow them to attain the health, confidence they deserve. Please contact us for more information about these companies.

At Rowe and Rowe Smile Studio, we work to make your necessary dental treatment and dream smiles affordable, and we sincerely hope this option gives every family the opportunity to take responsibility and timely care of their dental care needs and wants. Please know that delaying oral health care treatment may advance conditions and require additional treatments.  For more information, please see Patient Information, Financial Arrangements, or call our office at 870.932.4126.

I want a smile makeover. What do you recommend?

A) No two smiles are alike, and different people have different dream smiles. We are happy to offer a host of cosmetic dentistry options. The first step toward answering this question is to make an appointment with one of our dentists for a COMPLEMENTARY cosmetic consultation. What's the best choice for you -- Cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign…the list goes on! We want you to have the smile of your dreams and to truly reflect who you are, and determining which procedure is right for you will all begin with an in-person consultation.

What is smile design?

A) A smile designed specifically for you by Rowe and Rowe Smile Studio is one that we’ve created after listening to your desires and taking your unique look into consideration. Everyone and every smile are different, and that’s why we provide smile designs – instead of giving you a cookie-cutter look, we combine unparalleled artistic and clinically excellent cosmetic dentistry procedures to your specifications to achieve your dream smile.

How do I choose a cosmetic dentist?

A) This is an excellent question! For beautiful and natural results, it is very important to know the experience and skill level, as well as the qualifications and credentials of the treating cosmetic dentist. The term "cosmetic dentistry" has become rather trendy, and many dentists promote themselves as cosmetic dentists. At this time, cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty like oral surgery. However, it is a discipline of dentistry that requires exquisite artistry, flawless technique, and a profound knowledge of the subject for optimally beautiful, long lasting results. Ask your cosmetic dentist about their experience, education, and credentials in the area of cosmetic dentistry. Another vey important consideration should be before and after photos -- ask your cosmetic dentist to see photos of cases like yours that they have actually completed. A serious cosmetic dentist will always have taken photographs of their cases, and will be more than happy to share close up smiles and portraits of their cosmetic patients. For more detailed information, please click here.

Is there really an advantage to using an Accredited Cosmetic Dentist?

A) An Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has to complete an extremely vigorous and comprehensive process to be awarded the Accreditation Credential. The three step process begins with a written exam that tests the clinicians knowledge base of cosmetic dentistry, then the dentist must present a number of specific, yet different types of cosmetic dentistry cases to a panel of experts and be found to demonstrate a high level of clinical excellence in cosmetic dentistry. Finally, the dentist must pass a rigorous oral exam to ensure excellence in their diagnostic skills, treatment planning, and thoughtfulness toward any type of cosmetic case that they might be asked to treat.  In addition to this credentialing process, all AACD Accredited Cosmetic Dentists are expected to adhere to a strict code of cosmetic dentistry ethics. No other certifying board requires their dentist to meets standards as tough as these.

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

A) This is a really broad question with answers that can vary widely – it’s like saying “how much does a car cost?”  And we all know that the price varies depending on the quality, design, and workmanship that are put into making the end product, as well as the care and attention that you receive along the way. Although questions about fees are very important to discuss, that should never be the determining factor because, like all other purchases in life, the cost is relative to the value.

What is a great smile worth to you? How does your smile make you feel? How could a stunning new smile change your life? These are all questions that should be thoroughly thought through and answered before beginning any type of cosmetic dentistry. In our office, cosmetic dental treatments are custom tailored to the individual’s wants and need – there is NO cookie cutter approach. So the cost of cosmetic dentistry treatment options for one person can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands – depending on the individual’s wants, needs, and goals for their new smile.

Factors that influence our fees include using the best dental products available for each and every patient, our commitment to keeping up with the lasts dental technology, our pursuit of world class continuing education, the credentials of our cosmetic dentists, as well as the credentials of our porcelain technicians, along with many other factors that set our office apart.  We’ve all heard the old saying “you get what you pay for,” and that is certainly true for many of life’s purchases, including cosmetic dentistry. If you are considering any type of cosmetic dentistry, we would like to invite you in for a FREE COSMETIC CONSULTATION where you can discuss your desires for your new smile with one of our highly trained doctors, talk about possible cosmetic dentistry treatment options, and discuss specific treatment fees so that that you can have a personalized estimate for the cosmetic dentistry that you are wanting to have done to create the smile of your dreams!

Will my dental insurance cover cosmetic dentistry services?

A) Like plastic surgery, insurance does not usually cover treatment done for purely cosmetic reasons. However, if treatment is needed to repair teeth that are broken or have cavities, or to replace an existing failing restoration (for example, a front tooth crown that has a cavity), then dental insurance will typically reimburse for these services.


Rowe and Rowe Smile Studio brightens the smiles and lives of patients from all parts of northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri, including Jonesboro, Paragould, Blytheville, Batesville, Forrest City, Caruthersville, and beyond, offering comprehensive smile design services to overcome every oral health and dental care problem. Are you looking for dental care in Jonesboro, Little Rock, Memphis, Tennessee, or Kennett, Missouri? Contact Rowe and Rowe Smile Studio, where you can discover the healthy, stunning smile of your dreams!