Frequently Asked Questions


How does Dr. Carano keep up to date on all of the current techniques and materials?

Dr. Carano subscribes to the latest industry journals to keep tabs on research and development in the dental industry. He also takes time on a regular basis for continuing education, and ensures that his staff does the same. As a team and as individuals, we make it our responsibility to be familiar with the latest techniques and materials available.

In addition, Dr. Carano is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and sits on the board at Functional Dental Laboratory.

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How quickly can I have whiter teeth?

For whiter teeth in about an hour, we recommend Zoom Whitening—a revolutionary method of teeth whitening which quickly, safely and effectively whitens all your teeth at once.

Unlike traditional whitening methods, with Zoom there's no fuss or mess and no gels or trays to take home. All you have to do is sit back and relax while we do the rest.

For more information, please click this link: Zoom Whitening.

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What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?

We are available 24 hours a day by calling the main office number 972-608-1811. The answering machine will instruct you on how to leave us a message. One of us will get back to you regarding your dental emergency promptly.

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What makes you different than any other dental practice I can visit?

Our entire practice is oriented toward helping you attain your best oral health. That's why we're always looking out for your best interests: determining what's going on in your mouth, and why.

Our initial exam includes making extremely detailed observations, analyzing and charting… looking not just at the teeth themselves, but at your bite, wear, jaw muscles, gum tissues, even checking areas prone to cancer or other medical problems. If there are existing concerns, we'll help you understand them, then take care of them with the latest expertise.

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I want my front teeth to look better, but I don't want to wear braces, what can you do to help?

Dr. Carano has a number of ways to improve the look of your front teeth without the use of braces.  For slightly crooked or unevenly worn teeth, a bit of reshaping and the addition of porcelain veneers or what we like to call "Instant Orthodontics" may be sufficient to give your teeth a bright, uniform look. This can even be accomplished in a single visit.

We’d be happy to talk with you further about the option that best suits your individual situation.

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I'm a new patient and I know there is probably something I will have to fill out before I see the Doctor. Is there any way I can get copies of any forms that you need me to complete in advance?

We're happy to provide you with all the necessary new patient forms prior to your first appointment. Simply click on the following link: New Patient Information, and choose the appropriate forms from the listing provided. From there, you can quickly print the forms you need.

If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you'll find that we provide a link to a free download version for your convenience.

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My spouse snores and keeps me up all night. I've heard that a dentist might be able to prescribe an appliance that prevents snoring. If this is true, how do I find out if you can help?

Snoring is tough on any relationship! And, since it can be caused by a number of factors, we encourage you to have your spouse come in for a consultation and analysis with Dr. Carano to determine the cause.

In some cases, a person may actually stop breathing for short periods during the night-a condition called sleep apnea. In other cases, snoring can be caused by enlarged anatomical structures within the mouth and throat.

During sleep, the throat area relaxes, allowing these structures to collapse against one another and obstruct clear airflow. In the latter situation, we can prescribe and fit a special appliance called a 'snoreguard', which gently holds the mouth and throat in an open position during relaxed sleep and thus prevents snoring.

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5938 West Parker Road, Plano, Texas 75093