To help you fully understand oral health and dental care, our Smiles Dental team is thrilled to give you the answers to five frequently asked questions. Now remember, we know that there is a high chance that you have additional questions that were not included in this blog. If that’s the case, please feel free to call our office today at 541.497.7970 and talk to a member of our caring dental team.
Why do regular dental visits matter?
Regular dental visits are extremely important because they give our dental team the chance to remove the plaque on your teeth that threatens your smile. If the plaque does not get removed on a regular basis, you could fall victim to tooth decay and gum disease.
What are some signs that I should see the dentist?
Some signs that express your need to visit the dentist include tooth sensitivity, puffy gums that bleed when you brush, dry mouth, pain or swelling in your mouth, receding gums, toothaches, oral pains, or a popping or clicking jaw each time you open your mouth.
What can I expect during a dental checkup?
You can expect a deep teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment, dental X-rays, and a dental exam at your dental checkup. You might even experience dental treatment if you have a problem that needs immediate fixing.
How do I maintain a healthy smile?
In order to take proper care of your teeth and maintain a healthy smile, we recommend keeping up on oral hygiene each day (by brushing, flossing, and rinsing) and visiting your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and checkup.
What should I look for when choosing a dentist?
The most beneficial things to look for when choosing a dentist are:
· If the dentist is a member of the American Dental Association
· If the dental office is clean, organized, and welcoming
· If the dental team is loving and kind
· If the dentist accepts your dental insurance
· If the dental office is in a convenient location for you
· If the appointment schedule fits your schedule
· If the dental team offers emergency hours
Dr. Dr. Michael Hall is here to help you with anything you need, whether it’s dental care, restorative dentistry, preventive dentistry, or just by simply answering your questions. So, call our office today if you need further assistance!