How should I clean my teeth before the dentist?
Same way that you do it every day floss, brush and clean your tongue
Should you get a second opinion for dental work?
You are always welcome to get a second opinion, but we are the best and we never extend treatment that is not in our patients best interest.
How bad is it not to floss?
Flossing is very important to maintain good oral hygiene, it prevents cavities and maintains healthy gums
How much do dental cleanings cost?
It all depends the gum health of a patient
Is it bad to leave a cavity untreated?
Yes it is bad, it can turn into a root canal
What are the do’s and don’ts after tooth extraction?
No heavy lifting, no smoking or drinking, drinking through a straw, don’t spit forcefully, sleep with head elevated, apply ice 10min on 10 min off, no exercising for one week.
Will a dentist see you without insurance?
Yes a dentist will see anyone who can pay for their service, it doesnt have to be an insurance payment.
How often should i get my teeth cleaned?
This all depends on the health of the patients gums. Some clients are 3 months, 4 months, 6 months or 9 months
Why do I need to see the dentist twice a year?
In general, we recommend twice-annual appointments to help us identify and treat small problems before they become serious. Your regular checkups and cleanings are preventative measures that allow us to provide a thorough professional cleaning to help remove plaque and tartar build up that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
However, we might recommend you visit us more frequently depending on the health of your teeth and gums. If you have signs of gum disease you will require appointments as often as every three to four months.
How often do I need X-rays?
An assessment of your oral health will provide us with the information we need to determine how often you need to have X-rays. X-rays are an important part of preventative care as we can detect diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues that cannot be identified with your regular checkups.