How often should I visit the dentist?

It’s recommended that you visit the dentist twice a year (every six months) for a dental exam and professional cleaning.

How do I care for my teeth at home?

Brush twice a day for at least two minutes each time. A soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste are recommended. Floss daily.

I brush and floss regularly. Do I still need a cleaning?

Yes! Even with regular brushing and flossing, you leave behind trace amounts of plaque and food debris, which can be detrimental to the health of your teeth.

Should I get a fluoride treatment or dental sealants?

If you are concerned about protecting your teeth or your child’s teeth from decay, dental sealants are a great option. Fluoride treatments are beneficial for those who otherwise do not get enough fluoride.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

Contact our office to see if you can make an emergency appointment. If not, dental cement can be useful for cracked or broken teeth. If a tooth has been knocked out, retrieve it, if possible, and rinse it off gently (handle it only by the crown, not the root). Keep it in a container of milk or your saliva until you can see your dentist.

Is visiting the dentist painful?

Although many people are apprehensive about visiting the dentist, most appointments and procedures are pain-free. Anaesthetics are used for treatments that may cause some pain or discomfort and sedation is available for patients who are particularly nervous or anxious. Dental appointments are nothing to worry about!

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