Welcome to our FAQs, where we address common questions about oral health and dental care. Whether you’re seeking information on routine check-ups, dental procedures, or maintaining a healthy smile, we’ve got you covered. Explore this resource to gain insights into general dentistry and discover how to maintain optimal oral health. If you have additional questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to discuss them with your dentist during your next appointment. Your smile’s well-being is our priority!
General dentistry focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common oral health issues. Services include routine check-ups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and more.
It is recommended to visit your dentist for a check-up and cleaning every six months. However, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits based on your oral health.
A routine check-up typically includes a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, X-rays, and a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar.
X-rays are essential for detecting hidden dental issues. The frequency depends on your dental history and current needs, but they are usually taken every 1-2 years.
Common dental problems include cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. Prevention involves good oral hygiene practices, a balanced diet, and regular dental check-ups.
Maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, using mouthwash, and avoiding sugary snacks and tobacco products.
Fluoride treatments strengthen tooth enamel, while dental sealants provide a protective barrier against decay, especially for molars.
Signs include bleeding gums, bad breath, and gum recession. Treatment varies but may involve deep cleaning, medication, or surgery in severe cases
Communicate your fears with your dentist, consider relaxation techniques, and explore sedation options like nitrous oxide.
Fillings can be amalgam or composite. Your dentist will recommend the best option based on the location and size of the cavity.