Many people have questions about dental care, which is why we are happy to provide the answers to the following questions that are asked frequently! There are many questions in the world about dental care, and this information won’t give you the answers to all of them, but we encourage you to call our office today and ask our friendly dental team any questions you have. We are more than happy to help you!
How often should I get a dental cleaning?
It is strongly recommended that you receive a dental cleaning and checkup every six months. These appointments allow our dental team to deeply clean your smile, reduce the risks of gum disease, and nourish and strengthen your teeth. It also gives our dentist the chance to examine your entire smile and identify as well as treat any problems you may have.
When should I take my child in for their first visit?
We ask that you bring your child in for their first visit by the time they turn 1 or 6 months after their first tooth erupts. This appointment will help your child become associated with the dental office and the dental team. It will include a simple, easy, and pain-free exam as well as a fluoride treatment if it’s needed. This appointment is a great time to talk to the dentist about your pediatric dentistry questions.
How safe are dental x-rays?
Dental x-rays are very safe. Yes, any exposure to radiation is dangerous, but with today’s advancements in dental technology, you’re only exposed to small amounts of radiation while taking x-rays.
How can I prevent dental problems?
You can prevent dental problems, like cavities, by attending your dental checkups and cleanings every six months, participating in an oral hygiene routine each day (which should include brushing twice a day and flossing and rinsing daily), and utilizing dental sealants. If you have a clean, healthy mouth, you will more than likely avoid dental problems.
I’m afraid of the dental office. What should I do?
There are many things you can do to feel better at the dental office. The first thing you can do is tell your dentist about your nervousness and anxiety. While you talk about it, you can establish a “stop” signal that will tell your dentist that you need a break from the treatment. The second thing you can do is listen to music while you sit in the dental chair, whether it’s on your phone, iPod, or CD player. This should help you relax. The third thing you can do is use a dental sedative. Dental sedatives are beneficial tools that help you feel calm, relaxed, and safe in the hands of the dentist.