Guest Education

We emphasize the Guest Education aspect of our practice. We try to leave no stone unturned in explaining why we need to do the recommended treatment. We feel it is necessary for you, the guest, to be able to make an informed decision and together bring your mouth and self to optimum function.

Below as just some of the questions that we have been asked and feel necessary covering and will include more as time passes.

Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs )

Click on the Links below to get a full description of each FAQ.

What is Root Canal Therapy ?
RCT is a method of saving a tooth by cleaning out a damaged nerve and filling in the resulting chamber.

What is Gum (Periodontal) Disease ?
Periodontal disease is the deterioration of the supporting structures of the teeth.

What are Dental Implants ?
Dental implants are titanium screws or cages that are surgically placed in the bone of the mouth to which a tooth, bridge, or denture can attach to make a stable restoration.

Why should I Replace a Missing Tooth ?
The empty space in your mouth starts to cause many problems including decay and periodontal disease, an unbalanced bite, and stress on the remaining teeth.

Why do I need a Crown (Cap)?
A crown is needed on a tooth when the tooth is weakened by either decay, a fracture or a very large restoration.

I don't like my Smile is there anything I can do?
Besides Braces, there are three common procedures available; bonding, bleaching, and veneering.

Why does the Floss shred and get caught in my teeth?
Floss can shred if the contact between the teeth is tight or there is a rough or broken surface between the teeth.

How can I avoid getting Cavities?
The best way to avoid cavities is by eating right, brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily and visiting your dentist every six months. Children and some adults can benefit by having Sealants placed.

At what age should I start taking my Child to the dentist?
At 1 year of age or when the first tooth develops.

What should I do if my Child's Tooth is Knocked Out?
Place the tooth in cool milk or if the child is old enough, under the child's tongue. Be real careful not to swallow the tooth and get to the dentist within 30 minutes so it can be reimplanted.

When do those Baby and Permanent teeth erupt?
Teeth erupt at different times in all individuals . Your child's tooth should erupt eventually unless your dentist tells you that there is no replacement permanent tooth.


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