How often should I visit the dentist?

It's recommended that patients schedule an appointment at their local dental clinic once every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning. The frequency of visits may vary depending on individual oral health needs; go over your oral health concerns with your dentist and follow their recommendations for how often to schedule appointments. Regular visits can help detect and treat problems early on.

How can I whiten my teeth?

Teeth can be whitened using professional treatments at a dental clinic near you or with over-the-counter products. Professional treatments at a dental clinic are recommended as they use a stronger bleaching agent and provide more effective results. We recommend consulting with your dentist to determine the best option based on your oral health needs and desired results.

How can I take care of my dentures?

To take care of your dentures, take them off before eating and clean them daily. We recommend soaking them overnight in a denture cleanser solution and rinsing them off before wearing them the next day. When handled with care and ensuring you're regularly cleaning them, your dentures can last several years.

What are some common dental problems, and how are they treated?

Common dental problems include cavities, gum disease, tooth sensitivity, and bad breath. Cavities can be treated with fillings, gum disease with procedures like scaling and root planing, and tooth sensitivity with fluoride treatments. These problems can be prevented with better lifestyle changes and a healthier diet. Coming in for regular dental checkups can also help in detecting and treating problems early on.

I have a dental emergency; what should I do?

During a dental emergency like a broken or knocked-out tooth, or severe toothache, it is important to seek immediate care at an emergency dental clinic near you. Dental emergencies often cause severe pain and discomfort and damage healthy teeth and gums. Seeking prompt dental care during an emergency can help prevent further damage and increase the likelihood of the dentist being able to treat the problem effectively.

What should I do if I have a toothache?

When you have a toothache, seeking dental care and visiting a nearby dental clinic should be your priority. The dentist can determine the cause of the toothache and recommend necessary treatment options to alleviate pain and keep the situation under control. Prompt dental care during a toothache can help prevent more serious problems from arising and will increase the chances of saving the affected tooth.

What are the options for replacing missing teeth?

Patients who need missing teeth replacements can choose between a few options like dental implants, bridges, partials, or full dentures. The best option for your needs depends on factors such as the number of missing teeth, where the gap is located, the patient's overall oral health, and the budget for the treatment. Go over your concerns with your dentist, and they'll recommend a treatment option for your needs.

Can I straighten my teeth with Invisalign®?

Yes, Invisalign® is a clear and removable orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. These clear aligners gradually shift teeth into the desired position and effectively treat dental issues, such as misaligned teeth and bite problems. We can recommend Invisalign if you want straighter teeth. We also advise patients to come in for an initial assessment to determine if it's the right option for their needs.

Are there any risks associated with getting a root canal?

While root canals are generally safe, some potential risks will be involved. Some risks include infection, pain, swelling, and damage to surrounding teeth. These risks are significantly low since our dental clinic has modern dental equipment and our dentists are highly qualified medical practitioners. When coming in for an initial assessment, we encourage patients to clear up any concerns about getting a root canal with their dentist.

Are there any options for replacing missing teeth?

Patients can replace missing teeth with dental implants, bridges, All-on-4®, or dentures. Patients should come in for an initial checkup to determine the best option for their needs. The patient's budget and overall oral health will also affect which procedure is recommended, as each has its pros and cons, with the main differences being longevity and the cost of the treatment.