Every day we speak with our patients to answer any questions that they may have regarding the health and maintenance of their teeth and oral condition. Whether they are looking for a sedation dentist, teeth whitening, or just have general questions about dental treatments, our goal is to ensure they leave with the information they need.
Listed below for your reference are the three questions that we are asked most often.
If you would like to discuss any of these questions in more detail or if you have dental questions of your own, we invite you to call us at 705.653.2221.
1. Why is it important that I visit my dentist every 6 months?
We recommend that patients visit our dental clinic at least twice each year to ensure their optimal oral health and to help avoid serious and costly future problems. In addition to cleaning and polishing all the visible and hidden surfaces of your teeth, we also check for many potential problems. Tooth decay, oral cancer and periodontal (gum) disease are just a few examples of problems that can have serious consequences if left undetected. In certain cases, we may even recommend 3 or 4 visits per year in order to properly treat conditions that require more regular attention.
Maintaining a regular appointment schedule with your dentist isn’t just good for your teeth, it’s an important part of your overall health.
2. So what is “Cosmetic Dentistry”, and what types of treatments does it involve?
Have you ever wondered what you would look like if you had a more attractive looking smile? Providing people with a means of achieving their best smile is what Cosmetic Dentistry is all about.
More and more people today are booking appointments with our dental office, not because they are having dental problems, but because they want to smile more confidently. In many cases, these smiles begin with teeth that are crooked, stained, chipped or missing all together. From simple teeth whitening to full smile reconstruction, the end result in most cases is a healthy, attractive looking smile that provides a greater sense of self-confidence and enjoyment of life.
If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, ask us about what specific treatments in cosmetic dentistry would benefit you.
3. Is Sedation Dentistry a Good Choice for Me?
Sedation dentistry is a very effective solution for people who experience anxiety prior to and during their dental visits. Sedation dentistry does not put you to sleep. It induces a sense of deep relaxation that enables you to feel comfortable while we carry out our work.
You may be a candidate for sedation dentistry if you have:
- intense fear of dental visits
- a bad dental experience in the past
- sensitive teeth
- fear of needles
- extreme dislike of the smells and tastes associated with dental procedures
- strong gag reflex or inability to keep mouth open during treatment
- difficulty with traditional “numbing” i.e. the numbing does not take
- extensive treatment or multiple procedures to be done at the same time
There are many options for sedation and one is sure to help you. Talk to us to learn more.