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Frequent Questions

Here are a lot of the most dental FAQs that our patients have about dental care. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to call our office, or just fill out the contact form on the right.

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What should I do if I have bad breath?

Bad breath, especially chronic bad breath, can be pretty embarrassing. The comforting truth is that everyone suffers from bad breath at some point, even if they don’t realize it. The best thing you can do is brush your teeth. In fact there are studies that show that brushing your teeth, as well as you tongue, can reduce the occurrence of bad breath by 70%.

What can I do to prevent bad breath?

The best thing to do is to take care of your teeth. It’s really important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, using ADA approved products. If you smoke, or chew tobacco, you could stop doing that. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water and floss, floss, floss.

How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

We recommend having a checkup and getting your teeth cleaned at least twice a year, although depending on your oral health and circumstances, your dentist might recommend more frequent visits. Regular visits, cleaning and exams are all important in maintaining your oral health and preventing any future problems. During regular visits, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and checked for cavities.

Why is it important to use dental floss?

While brushing your teeth helps to remove plaque from your surface of your teeth, it doesn’t really clean those hard to reach spaces in between. It’s the spaces in between our teeth that are the most vulnerable to gum disease. Flossing daily is the best way to keep your gums healthy and clean.

What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

It’s funny how sometimes the things we love the most (coffee, tea, wine and even smoking) can have the worst impact on the appearance of our smile. For these concerns, we offer professional teeth whitening to make your smile look like it’s brand new.

What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Whether you’re trying to cover stained teeth, uneven spaces, or chips from childhood, porcelain veneers can make it look like it never happened. Individually crafted, specifically for you, each veneer covers the tooth as a thin shell, blending into your beautiful smile.