How do I get rid of bad breath?
Bad breath (Halitosis) is caused by poor oral hygiene and oral health. Regular dental cleanings, every six months, adequate brushing, and flossing help eliminate that mouth odor. If the bad breath is not dental related, it could be caused by sinus issues, stomach issues, combinations of certain foods and certain medication, or other systemic issues.
Which is better; an electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush?
Both electric and manual toothbrushes are equally efficient at removing plaque, according to research. Our trained dental hygienists can illustrate how to brush (and floss) your teeth in the best way.
How often do I need to brush and floss?
We recommend brushing and flossing twice a day; once in the morning and once at night. This kind of routine helps decrease plaque buildup. Especially during sleeping hours. This also can reduce the likelihood of gum disease and tooth decay. It’s also best to have a professional dental cleaning done every six months.
Does teeth whitening damage teeth?
When the teeth whitening process is conducted by trained dental experts using professional teeth whitening products, it is not harmful to the teeth or gums. Sensitivity after the whitening process can be treated with desensitizing gels.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening treatment longevity depends on two components. The level of discoloration of your teeth prior to the treatment, and how you take care of your teeth after the procedure.
How do you comfort someone who’s afraid of dentists?
Lots of people experience anxiety and fear concerning visiting the dentist. Our goal is to work with you to determine a solution that works for you depending on your fears and comfort needs.
Is there a difference between a crown and a cap?
Both crowns and caps are restorations made to repair a broken tooth by removing old fillings, repairing a fractured tooth structure, and eliminating decay. Experts call these kinds of restorations crowns. However, patients will often refer to tooth-colored restorations (porcelain and composites) as caps, and refer to the gold or stainless steel restorations as crowns.
Is there a difference between a bridge and a partial denture?
Both bridges and partial dentures replace missing teeth. But a bridge is permanently attached to teeth or implants. Partial dentures utilize clasps to adhere to the teeth while remaining easily removable for the patient.
Does having a crown mean I also need to have a root canal?
Not necessarily! Although most root canal-treated teeth do need crowns to strengthen it, not every tooth that has a crown also needs a root canal.
How do dentists go about replacing a lost tooth?
Lost teeth are typically replaced with a dental implant. We recommend employing dental implants to solve this issue because:
- They provide the best support possible
- They can last a lifetime when cared for properly,
- They preserve the jawbone and prevent loss of bone over time as well
Are veneers the only option for my smile makeover?
No! When you visit our office, we’d love to discuss and determine the best solution that will improve your overall dental health in the long term. Your smile makeover could include crowns, teeth whitening, gingival sculpting, composite bonding, inlays and onlays, or any other combination established by our experts.