1What is the exact meaning of “painless dentistry” in dental health?
Painless dentistry describes a process of making sure your overall dental treatment is pain-free and stress-free; this we offer at our office. We consider treatment process that may not require you to go through anesthetics, and we do anything possible to ensure we relieve whatever pain you are experiencing.
2What happens if I have an urgent situation?
We take the dental health of every client as our primary concern, so a quick call to our office in a case of emergency is taken seriously. We attend to your urgent calls during regular business hours. Also after regular hours, on the weekend and during holidays, you can get doctor’s emergency contact number when you call the office.
3What payment plans do you accept for my dental treatment?
We accept some credit cards and offer reduced interest rate payment option. We also accept a variety of insurance, and all payment claim is processed as soon as receipt of your copayment is received.
4How can the dentist whiten my teeth?
Different methods are available for teeth whitening process. We use the tray and strip standard method for teeth whitening. We use bleaching process for whitening and this takes almost two weeks. A mouth guard is designed that fits your bite, this is placed around your teeth; bleaching gel is applied on the mouth guard overnight and few hours during the day to get the needed result. You can get a lot of over-the-counter bleaching products but bleaching products should only be used under the supervision of a dentist. ADA recommends, that you seek the professional advice of a dentist, for examination and diagnosis of what caused the discoloration before bleaching.
5What happens if bleaching methods do not work for my chipped tooth or gap in my teeth?
A lot of methods are available to handle this problem. Porcelain veneers and bonding can be used and they are made to look like natural teeth. Veneers are placed to close gaps in the teeth or worn individually in fronts of existing teeth. Bonding which makes use of composite material made of plastic is used for filling and correction of chipping and shape problems.
6What toothbrush should I use?
There are a variety of toothbrushes. Your dentist can recommend a toothbrush most suited to you. It is advised that adults use a toothbrush with soft or extra soft fibers. It should be medium sized or small enough to easily reach every part of the mouth. For children toothbrushes, small sized and soft bristles are recommended. People with sensitive teeth can use soft bristled toothbrushes.
7How often should I replace my toothbrush?
Your oral health is the most important reason that determines how often you replace your toothbrush. American Dental Association, ADA, advises toothbrush can be replaced every 3 to 4 months. After prolonged use bristles become weak, this decreases cleaning effect. Toothbrushes for children should be replaced more regularly.
8Powered and manual toothbrush which is more efficient?
Which type of toothbrush you use depends on choice and ease of use. It is more fun and exciting for Children to use a powered toothbrush. Manual toothbrushes have a similar effect to those of powered toothbrushes. If it is hard for you to use the manual toothbrush, then a powered toothbrush may be a good option.
9Is there toothpaste that is better than others?
No. However, you should choose a toothpaste with a Seal of Acceptance from ADA and contains Fluoride. Fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay, strengthen and rebuild your teeth structure.
10How often should I floss?
To stop the formation of a cavity and to preserve the health of your gums, flossing should be done once daily.
11Should I brush or floss first?
It does not matter which comes first. Ensure you brush and floss properly. Though flossing before brushing helps fluoride in toothpaste to reach all parts of the teeth.
12What’s the difference between a cap and a crown?
A cap is the same as a crown. They are both done to restore a tooth that is either decayed, broken, or fractured.
13Is there a difference between a partial denture and a bridge?
They are both utilized in replacing a missing tooth. Sometimes a bridge is called a fixed partial denture. Bridges are of three main types; the most common is a fixed bridge.
14If I get treatment for a root canal, do I need a crown?
This is relative. Though most root canals require a crown, every tooth that needs a crown does not need a root canal.