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Do I need to arrive early for my first appointment?

Yes. Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out the patient form.

What do I need to bring for my first appointment?

Please bring the following items with you:

  • Dental insurance card
  • Identification such as drivers licence

How long will my first appointment last?

It varies. Just consult 15 minutes. Any treatment may be from 30-45 minutes.

How often do I need to visit the Dentist?

You should get an examination by Dentist at least every 6 months with few exceptions who may need more frequent visits.

Why should I visit the Dentist regularly?

Most people do not see a Dentist on a regular basis to save money but end up costing much more in dollars and time. This is beacuse dental problems may not have symptoms until they reach the advanced stages. The Dentist the detect a cavity in early stages and thus prevent more complex treatments such as Root canal treatments or extractions.

Why should I floss, isn't brushing enough?

Flossing gets rid of the bacteria hiding in the tiny spaces between your teeth where the tooth brush can't get to.

What type of tooth brush and tooth paste should I use?

Buy toothbrushes with soft bristles. Medium and hard brushes can damage the teeth if used inappropriately. Electric toothbrushes may be easier to use. Replace toothbrushes every 3-4 months. Bent bristles don't clean well.

How can I prevent cavities?

  • Always spend 2-3 minutes brushing your teeth twice a day.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Watch the sugar you eat and the foods that stick to the teeth such as lollies.
  • Regular Dental checkup.

Are the Dental Xray's safe and needed?

Dental xrays are very safe. The amount of radiation that a Dental xray produces is about the same as you would receive from a cross country air plane ride.
Xrays can detect few things which cannot be detected just by examining the mouth such as infection/abcess, tooth decay and periodontal condition.

I knocked out a tooth, can it be saved?

If you have knocked out a tooth, these tips may be able to save it.

  • Rinse, don't scrub, the tooth to remove debris or dirt.
  • Don't attempt to replace the tooth into the socket as this could cause further damage.
  • Go to the Dentist as soon as possible. Successful reimplantation is possible only when treatment is performed promptly.

I knocked out a tooth, can it be saved?

If you have knocked out a tooth, these tips may be able to save it.

  • Rinse,donot scrub,the tooth to remove debris or dirt.
  • Donot attempt to replace the tooth into the socket as this could cause further damage.
  • Go to the Dentist as soon as possible. Successful reimplantation is possible only when treatment is performed promptly.

I am undergoing Chemotherapy/Radiation for Cancer treatment.
How can this affect my mouth?

Chemotherapy and radiation can cause a number of problems in mouth some of which might include-Mouth sores, infections, dry mouth, bleeding gums and general soreness of the mouth. It is harder to control these things while undergoing treatment as the immune system is generally compromised as a result of the treatment. It is very important to see your Dentist before treatment begins and then to continue with recommended follow up care.

What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

The fastest and most effective way to whiten your teeth is typically an in office professional whitening procedure. The other method is take home bleaching kit with Custom made trays.

How long will the results of teeth whitening last?

If you whiten your teeth, the length of time you can expect it to last will vary. If you smoke, drink red wine, tea, coffee, your bright smile may begin to yellow more quickly than you expect. In general, a teeth whitening procedure can last upto a few years.

Do whitening toothpastes work?

Commercial whitening toothpastes vary greatly in their ability to whiten teeth. Some toothpastes might destroy the tooth enamel as they might use harsh abrasives and thus may contribute to increased sensitivity. Consult your dentist first before using whitening toothpastes.

Why my gums bleeding?

Most possible cause of gum bleeding is gingivitis or periodontistis(gum disease). Most often people stop brushing as frequently because it might be painful or it might cause gums to bleed. You may need a good checkup and clean from your Dentist.

Why am I having bleeding gums in pregnancy?

This is called pregnancy gingivitis. This condition might cause swelling, bleeding and tenderness in the gum tissue.
Amore advanced oral health condition may affect the health of the baby.

How much does it costs to get a tooth replaced?

Depends upon choice of removal/fixed, site, number of missing teeth. Starts approximately from $600 upto $4500.

Can I get filling done if tooth is painful?

Can do a filling if cavity is small and not close to nerve. If deep you may need RCT and filling or extraction.

How long will my dental restorations last?

Although you can’t expect your fillings, bridges and crowns to last forever, you can do your part to make them last as long as possible. Maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly for regular checkup.

Why should I use a mouthguard?

Most people benefit from wearing a mouthguard when playing any contact sports. The best mouthguards are custom-fitted by your Dentist. Commercial, readymade mouthguards can be purchased at most sporting goods stores. They are relatively inexpensive but may be less effective.

Why should my Dentist be concerned if I have Diabetes?

Research shows diabetics are more prone to gum disease due to poorly controlled blood glucose levels. Gum disease may be a factor in causing blood sugar levels to rise and make diabetes hard to control. Talk to your dentist if you notice bleeding gums or dry mouth.