340 Fairfield Ave, Bellvue, KY 41073
Welcome to Bellevue
If you’re looking for a local dentist office that cares for your family like their own, Bellevue Family Dentistry is the place for you. We believe in treating our patients like friends and neighbors because that’s exactly what you are, and we’ve dedicated ourselves to building relationships through compassionate, gentle care.
Family-owned and -operated, our dental office is committed to creating a warm, welcoming environment that feels like home while maintaining the highest level of professionalism through state-of-the-art equipment and innovative dental techniques.
BEST DENTIST OFFICE EVER! From the second you walk in you are happy to be here I have always struggled with the dentist and feared going so much. Everyone here is so kind, laid back and easy to feel comfortable with. I would recommend them to anyone! They also offer an annual plan to help people without insurance and it’s super affordable!!!
Complete Dental Care for the Whole Family
Restorative Dental Care
State-of-the-Art Dental Services from Bellevue Family Dentistry
Picking a dental office is more than just picking a place where you feel comfortable; you need a dentist who keeps up on the latest technology in order to provide the best possible care. Our dental office is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and practices innovative techniques to give you the healthy, radiant smile you deserve.
Choosing us as your local dentist means working with a team that prioritizes continuing education and proven methods for top-tier results. We take the time to fully understand your needs and any issues you’re having before providing recommendations and we keep you informed throughout the process, so you feel confident with every procedure. When you need a caring, compassionate dentist who prioritizes your comfort and health above all else, Bellevue Family Dentistry is the right choice every time.
Emergency Dental Care
We understand that sometimes emergencies happen that require immediate attention. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to see a dentist right away, call Bellevue Family Dentistry. We’ll fit you into our schedule to make sure you get the dental care you need, when you need it.
Experts in the Field
Dr. Wall has been practicing in the Northern Kentucky area for more than 33 years, and has recently settled in the Historic District of Bellevue, KY. Since 2014, we have expanded our skilled team to include 2 highly qualified dental hygienists and an expanded functions dental auxiliary.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you accept my insurance?
To make things very convenient for our patients, we file claims for dental visits to all major insurance companies.. We ask that each patient be aware and responsible for understanding their individual benefits, because there are so many different plans available to the public. If you have specific questions, Meredith is our insurance guru and would be happy to help answer your dental insurance questions! Please remember that in some cases, paying out of pocket may even be less expensive than signing up for the dental plan that may sound too good to be true! Be sure to ask about our dental membership plan that allows your family to receive the best dental care available while remaining extremely affordable!
Can I whiten my teeth?
Yes! This is our #1 most asked question, so don’t be shy if whitening your teeth has been on your mind! There is always a solution to obtain those bright white smiles that everyone deserves. At Bellevue Family Dentistry, we offer customized solutions that will get the best results based on your individualized smile. Our most common whitening solution uses prescription strength material in an easy to use, super convenient, disposable tray.
Why are my teeth sensitive?
There are several reasons that a tooth can be sensitive! It can be a result of stress, as you clench your teeth; diet, since eating acidic foods and drinks can wear the enamel; the result of grinding, even as you sleep at night; or it could be the result of a fracture line or cavity forming. For sensitivity that lasts more than 3 days, please call us right away so we can take some preventative steps to fix the sensations!
Are you open on Saturdays?
We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. However, to help with busy work schedules, we do offer 5PM appointment times on Thursdays!
Why do I need X-rays every year?
You would be surprised how quickly things can change in the mouth! We recommend taking our cavity-detecting X-rays at least once per year. They are used to spot breaks in the enamel and the start of cavities. Sometimes if we spot them early enough, we can actually prevent them from turning into a cavity that needs to be restored!
How do you sterilize your dental instruments?
This question has become more popular with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have always taken sterilization procedures extremely seriously and have the met and exceeded all OSHAA standards for cleanliness and safety. Our instruments are disinfected and then put through an autoclave that uses a high-temperature, pressurized steam to kill all microorganisms.
Can I eat after this filling?
The best part about our composite material that we use for fillings is that, not only is it tooth-colored, it also sets up and completely hardens using an ultra-violet light. So, yes! You can eat and drink after you get that filling!
Why does my breath smell bad?
Halitosis, or “bad breath,” is very common, but something a lot of patients are embarrassed to talk about. Usually this is caused from a coating of bacteria that is left in the grooves of the tongue. The easiest thing to do is to invest in a tongue scraper. If this doesn’t solve the problem, there may be an issue with bacteria growing beneath your gums that your toothbrush cannot reach with its bristles. What’s the good news? We can help!
What is the difference between caps and crowns?
They are actually the same thing; but they are more commonly called “Crowns” now because that’s how insurance refers to them. A crown is recommended when more than 50% of the tooth is compromised. When that happens, Dr. Wall will reduce all other surfaces of the tooth so that a custom crown can be placed over the entire tooth, like a cap!
How do you scan for Oral Cancer?
At every dental visit, you are screened for oral cancers. Our team has been highly trained to notice tissue changes that are usually the first signs of a cancer developing in the mouth. It’s also the reason we recommend taking a full mouth X-ray every 3-5 years. With the Panorex image that we can get from our state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to detect radiolucency and abnormalities that should be evaluated by a specialist.
What toothpaste do you recommend?
To be honest, it’s not the toothpaste that makes a difference in your oral hygiene, unless you are using a sensitivity paste. The toothbrush is what matters most. We recommend brushing at least two times per day, for two minutes at a time. Using a soft bristle brush in circular motions will be the most effective way to remove the plaque from your teeth while preserving the gums. You will love the brushes that we buy for you and put in your “goody bags” after your preventative treatments! If you want the ultimate clean, we all really like the Oral-B electric toothbrush, which is why we keep these available for purchase in our office now. Make sure to ask us for a coupon!
Why does my jaw hurt?
There are two most common reasons that your jaw could be hurting. 1) You are over using it through chewing, grinding, or clenching and the muscles have become strained or tightened. Warm compresses to relax the muscle with some anti-inflammatory medicine could be helpful. 2) Your wisdom teeth could be moving and trying to make space in the back of your jaw. In either case, you should be seen by the dentist so that we can provide you with the best next steps!
Can you fix this gap?
When we ask, “is there anything you would change about your smile if you had the chance?” besides “A whiter and straighter smile,” the most common question is “Can you fix this gap in between my two front teeth. The answer is, “Yes!” There are several solutions that we can suggest to fill a gap. The most cost effective way is to use our composite material and add a little to each side until the gap is brought closer together.
Other options would be to put a veneer on the tooth, which is a more permanent cosmetic solution.
Why do I have to come back for a second cleaning?
As bacteria in your mouth feed off of the food and drinks that linger on your teeth after you eat, they create acids that leave a residue on your teeth. This residue is called “plaque.” Plaque is easily cleaned by brushing and flossing, but if it is left on your teeth for more than 24 hours, the plaque turns hard and is then called “calculus” or “tartar.” This hard material is like a barnacle on a boat- it creates ledges for more bacteria to grow, and eventually the tartar can coat the entire tooth. The hard tartar is difficult to remove and needs to be done so carefully and precisely so as not to damage the enamel or gums. Depending on the amount of tartar, we may request a deeper cleaning, where you come back for a second visit. On the first visit, you can expect our skilled hygienists to remove all traces of tartar, even if it is underneath the gums. After a week, we then check the healing progress, evaluate your at-home care, provide tips and oral hygiene instructions while gently polishing the teeth to complete the cleaning.
What does Fluoride do?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that supports the mineralization of bones and teeth. After a routine cleaning, the American Dental Association recommends painting a fluoride varnish on your teeth to help stimulate the remineralization of the tooth enamel. This will help prevent cavities, and in some cases, can actually reverse tooth decay!
How does a cavity form?
When we talk about how cavities form to kids, we say that “bacteria poops on your teeth and this creates a hole in the tooth, which needs to be cleaned out and replaced with a special material that keeps those bacteria away!” This creates quite the image, and is not far from the truth. There are constantly bacteria present in our mouth, and as they feed on the food debris that is left in the mouth, they emit a sticky substance. This sticky substance is acidic and damages the enamel, or hard surfaces, of the tooth. Once the acid breaks down the enamel, a hole is left in the tooth. This hole creates an access point for more bacteria to hide and can result in rapid decay throughout the middle of the tooth. The tooth is the only part of the body that cannot restore itself, so once this hole is created, the only way for it to get better, is for a dentist to restore the cavity and place a filling material.
What is a root canal?
If decay gets into the tooth, and reaches the nerve of the tooth, you may feel immediate pain. Your tooth may become hot and cold or pressure sensitive. If this happens, we usually take an X-ray that shows the root of the tooth in jeopardy. If the X-ray confirms that bacteria are starting to affect the tooth and the bone around the tooth, we may refer you to an endodontist, or a root canal specialist. Their job is to flush the nerve canals of any bacteria, and place a filling material in all of the canals of the root to stop the bacteria from entering again. This is called root canal therapy, and provides another fighting chance for the tooth to remain in your mouth.
Do you make dentures?
We do make a variety of prosthodontics! We work with local labs that use high quality materials to ensure the best fit and design. We take our time with impressions, and even let you try in the teeth to make sure you are happy with the shape and shade of the teeth that we help you select! We make the whole experience personalized so that you receive an appliance that you are proud to wear!