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We recommend you brush your teeth twice a day and encourage daily flossing. The most effective way to prevent the build up of plaque is through daily flossing.

Q & A

How often should I brush and floss my teeth?

What kind of tooth brush is most recommended?

We recommend a soft bristle brush for the optimal health of your gums. We also suggest a small headed brush to get around each tooth more thoroughly.

Do I need to floss regularly?

Yes, it is important to floss daily, because flossing removes plaque between teeth where it is hard for a tooth brush to reach.  A major contributing factor to gum disease is cause by not flossing.

How often should I have a dental cleaning and examination?

For optimal oral health, we recommend that you find a dentist get a dental cleaning and exam every 6 months. An oral exam consist of examining your teeth, removing plaque, potentially taking x-rays, along with a deep tooth cleaning (light scaling) and polish.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

Unfortunately, most people that have gum disease are unaware of it. Because gum disease is painless as it begins, it is crucila to schedule regular dental exams. Symptoms of gum disease include consistent bad breath, receeding gums, red or bleeding gums, new spaces between teeth, and loose teeth. If you have a concern about gum disease, we recommend you make an appoinment at our dental office.

How can I get rid of my stains or discoloration on my teeth?

There are many products and methods available to whiten teeth. However, we recommend professional teeth whitening as the best way to improve your smile. Contact our dental office today, to find out more information about teeth whitening and if it's right for you.

Should I replace my old silver fillings?

Silver amalgam fillings eventually needs to be replaced. The average lifespan of a silver filling varies due to its leakage, breakdown or recurrent decay. During your scheduled appointment with us, we can tell when they need to be replaced. Replacing your fillings with white filling materials, porcelain inlays, or crowns and veneers can give you the beautiful long lasting smile you are seeking.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

Please make sure that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointments, so that you can provide us with the necessary paper and insurance information. To save time, you may fill your patient registration HERE.

Do you allow same day or emergency dental appointment?

We do set aside certain time during the day for emergeny dentist visit. However, if you are having an emergency, please dial 911.

What is your cancelation policy ?

We require 24 hours notice to cancel all appointments. Please be sure to contact us if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charge for the visit.

For more information about your oral health, visit mouthhealthy.org. This website has information you need to take better care of your mouth today, so it will take care of you for life. Visit your life stage and find healthy habits, top concerns, and nutrition. Also, there is a website just for kids! This website has activities and games to help kids learn the importance of good oral health care, all while having fun. Kids can play games, watch videos and take fun educational quizzes. Visit: mouthhealthykids.org.

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