My teeth feel fine. Do I still need to see a dentist?
Your teeth might feel fine, but it is still very important to see your dentist for regular check-ups. Problems can exist without you even knowing, and your dental health is an integral part of your overall health.
At what age should I start taking my child to the dentist?
We recommend that children first see a dentist as early as six-months old and no later than one-year old. During this time, your child's baby teeth start to come in, and your dentist can examine the health of their first teeth.
How often should I see a dentist?
We recommend that children, teens and adults should see a dentist for a regular check-up once every six months.
Why is it important that I visit my dentist every 6 months?
In addition to cleaning and polishing both visible and hidden surfaces of your teeth, we check for many potential problems. Tooth decay, oral cancer and periodontal gum disease are just a few examples of problems that can have serious consequences if left undetected.
How can I book my next appointment?
Call our dental office or book online!
How can I prevent bad breath?
The most common cause of bad breath is bacteria in the mouth and on the back of the tongue. This bacteria produces a smell similar to “rotten eggs”. Other causes include certain foods, smoking, alcohol, hormonal changes or simply being hungry. Depending upon the type of bad breath, the treatment usually begins with ensuring oral hygiene. We will check for gum disease and if necessary prepare a detailed treatment plan. Tongue scraping should also become an important part of daily home care and part of your regular tooth brushing routine.
Is flossing really that important?
A toothbrush cannot clean all of the surfaces of your teeth - the spaces between your teeth are very difficult (if not impossible) to clean properly by using only a toothbrush.
Flossing once a day can clean these difficult to reach surfaces and provide you with a clean and healthy mouth. It takes just a few minutes per day, and the payback is huge. Please contact us if you have any questions about the proper care of your teeth and gums. Any one of our staff members will be happy to answer your questions.