QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSThis section of the website covers a variety of dental topics. This information is designed to help answer questions you may have about dentistry techniques, procedures, and treatments.
If your questions are not answered here please do not hesitate to call us and we will gladly answer them personally!
- Your Oral Hygiene Visit
Once your dentist or hygienist has completed your hygiene appointment, there are a few simple things you can do to continue a regimen of good oral hygiene at home. They include proper flossing and brushing, as well as eating a balanced diet. Good oral hygiene is a great habit to get into! In addition to having routine oral hygiene appointments, you should brush and floss daily and eat a balanced diet. Keep your smile sparkling for a lifetime!
- Crown & Bridge
Crown and bridge treatment will restore lost teeth, support remaining teeth and help you maintain optimum dental health. If you're faced with tooth loss, crown and bridge treatment may be the right restorative option for you. This long-term solution can help prevent the cycle of problems that can occur when just one tooth is missing, such as shifting of the remaining tooth, decay, periodontal disease and bone loss.
- Tooth Pain Guide
There are several possible causes of toothpain including abscesses, sinus headaches, or damaged teeth. If you are experiencing toothpain, make an appointment with the dentist for an evaluation.
- Dental Implants
Dental implants may be the answer if you're looking for an attractive, comfortable, and permanent replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants help people to regain the functionality and confidence in their teeth. You owe it to yourself to talk with your dentist about the many benefits that dental implants can offer.
- Saving Your Tooth
There are many reasons to save a compromised tooth, and in most cases, they far outweigh the loss of a tooth. Making the choice to save your tooth today can make a significant difference in the way you chew, talk, smile, and interact with others. Retaining your natural teeth for a lifetime helps ensure more youthful appearance and social ease, as well.
- Full and Partial Dentures
Whether you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, you can derive many benefits from replacing them with full or partial dentures. Replacement teeth help fill out your smile by giving support to the cheeks and lips. This created a more youthful, vibrant appearance by holding up facial muscles and also aids in speaking, chewing, swallowing, and smiling.
- Infection Control
Today there is no question that infectious diseases are issues that are important to all of us. We want you to know that we share your concern, and that we will continue to strive to maintain the health and well-being of you and your family while you are receiving dental care in our office.
- Dental X-Ray Safety
More than ever, patients are concerned about the safety of X-rays in general, as well as the need for them in the dental office. We protect patients of all ages with a lead apron. This apron is draped over your shoulders and protects you from your neck to mid-thighs. Because of the reproductive organs are also sensitive to X-radiation, we are very careful to protect these areas when taking dental films.
- Composite Bonding
Composite bonding offers a simple method of restoring your smile to its original beauty and even improving upon nature. Your dentist can actually enhance your smile with bonding ( a form of cosmetic dentistry) for a wide variety of restorative applications.
- TMJ Syndrome
The lower jaw is attached to the skull by a joint on each side of the face, called the temporomandibular joint. We refer to it as the TMJ. Any number of problems associated with the chewing muscles, ligaments, bones or the joints can prevent the TMJ from functioning properly.