I'd like to whiten my teeth; how many shades whiter will they be?
There is always a noticeable difference in the shade of the teeth, however, the degree of teeth whitening will depend on the existing shade.
How often should I visit the Dentist?
It is reasonable to visit the dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and a cleaning to keep your teeth healthy.
I just recently had a baby. I was wondering what age would be appropriate for his/her first dental checkup?
It is recommended to do a dental check up for an infant between the ages of 2 and 3
I have bad tooth pain but I am afraid of going to the Dentist. What will happen if I ignore it?
Several problems can occur or may already exist. It is recommended to visit your dentist regardless of how you feel about them!
It is very difficult for me to floss my teeth. How else can I clean them?
There is no better substitute for flossing. You can use different kinds of small toothbrushes or rubber tip but you should see a dentist to identify why you cannot floss and what solution is best to ensure the health of your teeth and gums.
We have a knocked out tooth with us and the Dentist said to place it in a cup of milk. Why?
If the injury is traumatic, injuries to teeth are more common than ever before and they are the most serious of dental conditions.
First, find the tooth and keep it moist while transporting the injured person to the dental office. Distilled water, contact lens solution and milk are considered the best liquids to preserve the delicate soft tissue surrounding the root.
Secondly, the tooth should be replanted immediately or at least within 30 - 60 minutes, if possible.
Why do gums bleed after brushing? Could a toothbrush be too hard?
Yes! But ... it could also be a gum disease or a problem with the teeth. It is best to speak with a dentist to make sure all is A-OK.
My teeth are overly sensitive! How do I stop them from being sensitive to cold things like ice cream?
There are a few methods, yes, but it is best to consult a dentist to make sure it actually is a sensitivity issue.
Should I have a fake tooth in a gap where there is a missing tooth or a removed tooth to keep the rest from moving?
Yes, because your teeth will continue to move. It might cause serious problems and end up requiring more expensive solutions. Be sure to discuss this with your dentist to come up with a viable and affordable option.