Frequently Asked Questions About Us
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Good oral hygiene starts at home, but it is also important for all patients to come in for regular check-ups and routine exams. You can ask the dentist about proper brushing and flossing techniques during your visits. We recommend brushing at least twice a day and flossing thoroughly after brushing.
This is one of the most commonly asked dentist questions. Fluoride helps to remineralize and strengthen the teeth to protect against decay and erosion. It can effectively reverse the early stages of tooth decay.
The first stage starts with inflammation of the gums and is most noticeable when the gums are swollen or start to bleed. This stage of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is easy to treat and has not caused irreversible damage. If left untreated, the condition can progress to periodontitis and advanced periodontitis, which is characterized by bone loss and tooth loss.
You can ask the dentist or periodontal team about gum disease treatment options at any time. Gingivitis can be treated by clearing tartar deposits and plaque buildup from tooth surfaces. Periodontitis may require laser therapy, scaling and root planing treatment, bone grafts, or gum grafts.
Teeth that are injured by clenching or grinding, chipped or fractured teeth, and receding gums can make the teeth more sensitive. We may recommend using a prescription toothpaste, fluoride rinse or gel, or advanced therapies to treat sensitive teeth.
Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, can be traced to emotional and physical factors including sleep disorders, high stress levels, and a misaligned bite. We can treat bruxism with physical therapy, muscle relaxants, stress reduction exercises, and fitting the patient with a nightguard to wear while sleeping.
We encourage parents to start oral care early and take steps to prevent pediatric decay. Getting children comfortable with visiting the dentist, along with co-brushing and flossing their teeth with their parents, will also help them develop good oral care habits.
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