At Beachstone Dental, we want our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand oral healthcare issues. Please browse through the information below to see answers to some of our frequently asked questions about our dental clinic and dentistry in general.

Do you have any additional questions to ask our dental office or our dentist, Dr. Prasad? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

You can call our office at (519) 398-0826, or email us at Smile@BeachstoneDental.com, or simply Contact Us by filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions for our dentist? Do you want to know more about our dental office & dental treatments? We're happy to help!

Visiting the Dentist in Leamington

What should I do in case I have a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies are never convenient or timely.  If you or your loved ones are experiencing a dental emergency, please don’t delay! The faster you react, the higher the chances of saving your tooth.

Beachstone Dental provides emergency dentistry and is committed to our patients’ dental health and well-being no matter what time of day or night. If your tooth is hurting or you need dental treatment urgently, get in touch with us immediately!

Please call us, email us, or fill in our online form to ensure that you can be seen as soon as possible! Even if it is an after-hours dental emergency and our office is closed, please don’t hesitate to contact us and leave a message. We will respond as soon as possible.

We don’t want you or your loved ones to be in pain or discomfort and we will always do our best to accommodate you.

If your dental emergency cannot wait and we are unavailable, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

Read more about our Emergency Dental Services in Leamington.

Is it safe to visit the Dentist during the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Due to the ongoing novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, we have additional safety protocols and infection control standards in place to create the safest possible environment to protect you, our other patients, and our team members at our office. Your health and safety will always be our top priority!

Read more about our Covid-19 Pandemic Safety Protocols.

Why is it important to visit the dentist?

Visiting the dentist regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy.

Regular dental care is important because it:

  • Helps prevent tooth decay
  • Protects against periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss
  • Prevents bad breath – brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly reduces the bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath
  • Gives you a more attractive smile and increases your self-confidence
  • Helps keep teeth looking bright by preventing them from becoming stained by food, drinks, and tobacco
  • Strengthens your teeth so that you can enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles for the rest of your life!

How often should I see the dentist?

Children, teens, and adults should all see the dentist for a regular checkup at least once every six to nine months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to see the dentist more than just twice a year. We will help determine how often you should visit the dentist for regular checkups based on your individual oral health care needs and goals.

What if I haven't been to see a dentist in a long time?

We know not everyone likes the thought of going to the dentist. We’re hoping to change that! If you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time or you are not happy with the appearance of your smile, we will understand and we will help you get on the right track to your optimal oral health. Beachstone Dental will never make you feel bad about your current dental hygiene routine, and Dr. Prasad will work with you in a positive manner to improve your overall health with your goals in mind. We also understand most people cannot afford a complete oral reconstruction and will work with you to get you the care you need in a time frame you can afford.

What can I do if I have dental axiety?

Visiting the dentist regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy.

If you have dental anxiety or a general fear of the dentist, you’re not alone!  It is common to have dental fears and we are well trained to handle this. Our mission is to change how people feel about dentistry so they can get the dental healthcare they need and deserve. Our qualified dentist, Dr. Prasad has a gentle touch and our entire team is friendly and compassionate. We will guide you throughout your visit and do our utmost to ensure your visit is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We can help relieve your worries about dental care in a variety of ways. We encourage you to start by browsing our website to get to know us so you know who we are and what we believe in.  If you have specific concerns regarding your dental health, we suggest writing them down to bring to your appointment so we can go over your concerns together during your visit. We recommend you arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first visit with us so that you have plenty of time to complete your New Patient Forms. Filling out these forms helps us get to know you and your oral healthcare needs better and achieve your dream smile! Arriving prepared will help alleviate some of the stress you may feel when visiting the dental office.

At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?

Children need dental care as soon as their baby teeth begin to erupt. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth, or by the time they are a year old.

Prevention and treatment at this early age will give your child a head start when it comes to life-long oral health.

Do I need dental x-rays?

We will need current x-rays in order to see disease not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken x-rays recently, you may request that they be forwarded to our office prior to your scheduled visit.

Our Dental Office in Leamington

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes! Beachstone Dental is now open and currently welcoming new patients of all ages to our practice.

As a brand new dental office, we can offer you quicker appointment dates and more flexibility in appointment times.

Contact us today to book your first appointment! Dr. Prasad and our team look forward to meeting you!

Do you provide dental services for children?

Yes! We treat patients of all ages and kids are always welcome to our dental practice. Whether you are new to the community and looking for a family dentist or searching for a better dental experience for your little ones, you’ve come to the right place.

What happens if I am a new patient at your dental office?

When you make your first dental appointment with us, our dentist, Dr. Prasad, will do a comprehensive oral exam with digital X-rays and a dental cleaning. He will review your dental and medical health history and discuss your oral healthcare needs and goals. Based on his findings, he will recommend treatment (if needed) and discuss the treatment options and costs. If you accept his recommendations, he will set a date for the follow-up appointment to start your dental treatment. There will never be any surprises and we will do our utmost to make your visit with us as pleasant as possible.

For a detailed look into the new patient experience, please visit Become a Beachstone Patient.

Is your dental office open on the weekend?

Yes, we are open on the weekends -both Saturdays and Sundays!

We know how difficult it can be to schedule your dental appointments during the weekdays when you may have work and/or school. So if you prefer to book your appointments on the weekends, our dental office is open on weekends for your convenience.

We are currently open 6 days a week, including the weekends. We are open on Fridays from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. On Saturdays, we are open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and on Sundays, we are open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

If you have a dental emergency on the weekend and you are looking for urgent dental care, please don’t hesitate to call our office. If it is after-hours, please leave us a message stating that this is an emergency along with some details and your contact information, and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

Please call our office (and leave a voicemail if it’s after-hours) at (519) 398-0826, or send us an email at Smile@BeachstoneDental.com. You may also reach out to us using our Online Contact Form. Get in touch with us using whichever method you prefer to get started!

Cost of Dental Care Services in Leamington

What is the cost of dental treatment?

Beachstone Dental fees for dental treatment and services are based on the ODA Fee Guide, as suggested by the Ontario Dental Association.

In general, dental treatment costs will vary based on the treatment you need and are recommended by our dentist only after he has examined you. This is because each patient is unique and requires treatment based on their particular oral healthcare needs and goals. Therefore, our dentist will review your medical and dental history, take x-rays, and complete a comprehensive oral examination before establishing your treatment planning and the fee for care. Before we start any treatment, Dr. Prasad will share his findings with you and explain the recommended treatment, the costs involved, and payment options. You will never have surprises when it comes to your bill and the choice is always yours.

You play an important role in your dental care, and we believe all treatment and dental care decisions should be a collaboration between you and your dental care provider. We want to help you receive the dental care you deserve.  Your smile is as important to us as it is to you.

For more information regarding the cost of dental services as well as our financial policy, dental insurance, and billing, please read Patient Information.

How do I pay for my dental treatment?

You play an important role in your dental care, and we believe all treatment and dental care decisions should be a collaboration between you and your dental care provider. Beachstone Dental follows the Ontario Fee Guide as suggested by the Ontario Dental Association. Dental treatment costs will vary based on the treatment you need and is recommended by our dentist after he has examined you. Before we start any treatment, Dr. Prasad will discuss the recommended treatment, the costs involved, and payment options with you in our private consultation room. You will never have surprises when it comes to your bill and the choice is always yours.

If you have dental insurance – Beachstone Dental is a non-assignment office, as recommended by the Ontario Dental Association. This means that you will pay us first for your treatment at the end of your appointment, we will directly submit your dental claims online on your behalf, and you will receive the payment from your insurance directly into your own account. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining benefit information and will gladly submit your dental insurance claims at the time of service as a courtesy to you. You remain in control and fully aware of your treatment costs and dental benefits at all times.

Please remember that as a patient, it is your responsibility to pay the fees for your dental procedures. Payment for services is due at the time services are rendered unless prior arrangements have been made. Please bring your payment information with you to your dental appointment. We offer flexible payment options, and we accept cash and most major debit and credit cards.

We want to help you receive the dental care you deserve. Your smile is as important to us as it is to you.

For more information regarding our financial policy and dental insurance and billing, please read Patient Information.

Do you take my dental insurance?

Yes, we most likely do! Beachstone Dental accepts most dental insurances and policies.

Please note that Beachstone Dental is a non-assignment office, as recommended by the Ontario Dental Association. This means that you will pay us first for your treatment at the end of your appointment, we will directly submit your dental claims online on your behalf on the day of treatment, and you will receive the payment from your insurance directly into your own account (usually within a few days). We will be happy to assist you in obtaining benefit information and will gladly submit your dental insurance claims at the time of service as a courtesy to you. You remain in control and fully aware of your treatment costs and dental benefits at all times.

Please bring all medical and dental benefit information and cards to your examination appointment. Upon request, we will submit a claim to predetermine your insurance benefits; however, this is not required by most plans. We will provide you with a written estimate for all recommended dental treatment. This will include the cost of treatment, estimated insurance coverage, and estimated patient share. However, it is important for you to know how your dental plan is designed, including its limitations and deductibles so that you can be prepared to pay your share on the day services are rendered.

We accept cash and most major debit and credit cards. For more information, please read Patient Information.

Do you offer pre-treatment estimates?

Of course! When our doctor recommends any treatments or procedures, we will always discuss the estimated costs involved and payment options. We want you to remain in control and fully aware of your treatment costs and dental benefits at all times.

If you have insurance and request it, we can take all the information needed and either electronically submit it or mail it to your insurance company for a pre-determination. Some insurance companies will immediately let our office know the patient portion immediately for fillings and smaller procedures. There are times we may need to send further information or wait for the patient to hear back from their insurance company through an email, a letter, or an update or posting on their insurance portal online.

You will never have surprises when it comes to your bill and the choice to proceed with any recommended treatment is always yours.

Do you accept ODSP or HSO patients?

Yes, we do! Beachstone Dental believes everyone should have happy, healthy smiles and access to quality dental care.

Our dental office is happy to accept new patients on the following government-sponsored dental insurance programs: Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

Please let us know in advance if you have HSO or ODSP insurance when making your appointment, and bring all personal ID, medical and dental information, and your dental insurance information to your first visit with us.

If you are looking for a dentist that accepts HSO or ODSP patients, we can help! Please get in touch with us if you would like to make an appointment!

Rejuvenate your smile at Beachstone Dental

We look forward to your visit!