Why is dental care so important?

Visiting the dentist not only keeps your teeth and mouth healthy, but will also keep your body healthy. Dental care is important because it helps prevent dental decay, plays an important role in the prevention of periodontal disease, which has the potential for tooth and bone loss, and will help maintain a bright and attractive smile which can get stained from everyday food and drinks.

How often should I see the dentist?

Children, adolescents, and adults should see the dentist on a regular basis once every 6 months for a checkup. Some patients who have a high risk of gum disease and caries may need to see the dentist more than twice a year. The dentist will discuss with you how often you should be seen as not every patient is the same.

What is a cavity?

A cavity (also known as caries or tooth decay) occurs when starches and sugars that build up on your teeth are converted into an acid that can dissolve away tooth enamel and dentin. Cavities can be prevented by brushing and flossing twice a day and regular check ups with your dentist.

What is a filling?

A filling is a procedure in which the dentist removes all of the tooth decay and restores the tooth to its normal shape and function.

Does your office make dentures? How long does it take?

Our office makes dentures from start to finish at our office. We have an in-house dental lab with two qualified lab technicians. Dentures take about 4 visits after the initial consultation.

What happens if I have an emergency over the weekend?

Our office has a dentist on call at all hours. If you have an emergency you can call our office and leave a message with our paging service. The on call dentist will be available to help with anything you need.

What are my options for replacing missing teeth?

Missing teeth may be replaced by a partial or complete denture, which is a removable appliance, or by fixed bridges or implants which are not removable.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants may also be used to hold dentures in place. A dental implant is made from titanium and inserted into the upper or lower jawbone. The implant integrates with the bone in a few months at which time the implant can be used to anchor a tooth.
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