The Answers to the FAQs About Dental Care

Would you like to know more about dental care? If so, our Smiles Dental team is thrilled to help you! There are many frequently asked questions in dental care today, and we have gathered five to help you better understand oral hygiene, oral health, and dental care. So, to learn more, please feel free to read the answers to the following questions:

Why do regular dental visits matter?
Regular dental visits are extremely important because they give our dental team the chance to remove all of the plaque that lives on your teeth. Plaque is dangerous for your smile because it constantly threatens to harm your chompers with tooth decay and gum disease.

What are some signs that I should see the dentist?
Some oral health dangers that request your dentist’s treatment include tooth sensitivity, swollen and bleeding gums, constant bad breath, toothaches, jaw pain, dry mouth, difficulty chewing and swallowing, broken dental restorations, and receding gums. However, if you have any concerns whatsoever, we encourage you to see the dentist anyway.

What can I expect during a dental checkup?
Dental checkups are easy and painless. You can expect a deep, professional teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment, dental X-rays, and an oral exam. If necessary, your dentist will begin treatment on any problems you have.

How do I maintain a healthy smile?
The best way to keep your smile in tip-top shape is to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile at least once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with a beneficial mouthwash. You also need to keep up with your dental cleanings and checkups every six months.

What should I look for when choosing a dentist?
When looking for a dentist, consider the cleanliness of the office, the convenience of the location of the office, and the acceptance of your insurance. Also, see if the dentist is a member of the ADA, if there are emergency hours available, and if you feel comfortable with the dental team.

If you have additional questions that were not included in this blog, please remember that you can always call 503.342.8500 and talk to our helpful dental team. If you have any concerns or if you need to meet with Dr. Elizabeth Miller about an issue you are suffering from, please schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.