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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Care Treatments

How Often Should I Get a Dental Checkup?

Dental health varies from person to person, biological factors, age and general health, generally  the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends adult patients visit a dentist once or twice a year even if their mouth is in excellent condition. This enables you to get your teeth cleaned professionally on a regular basis and ensure that any potential problems are identified and addressed early to avoid future complications.

How do you get information on dental treatment/s?

You want to make sure that your dentist is actively involved in learning about the latest developments in dentistry, medicine, and health care.  This means that the dentist reads a variety of research articles, attends professional conferences and meetings, is a member of professional groups, and/or communicates with other dental and medical professionals on a regular basis.

Why Should I Have Dental X-Rays Taken?

Your dentist takes a full set of dental X-rays or a panoramic radiograf during the first visit. This helps to examine and record your mouth’s hidden areas for issues that need comparing against changes that occur between appointments, such as implant insertion, abscess creation, teeth reconstruction etc.. Most adult patients have dental X-rays every year and a full mouth series every four to five years. But those with a higher risk for dental problems may need them every 6  to 18 months.

Why Should I Consider Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the ideal way to replace missing or weakened teeth. Most adult patients are good candidates for  dental implants because they can help to prevent the remaining teeth from moving or loosening as a result. Implants are permanent and serve as a good alternative to dentures for anyone with an otherwise healthy mouth and jaw.

What can I do to improve my dental health?

Every persone is different, same goes for the mouth, and you might need to do more than the general guidelines of brushing after meals and flossing daily. Dentists can give you this customized information based on your specific needs. They can advise you on whether you need to brush more often or switch to a different toothbrush, toothpaste or if you need a refresher in flossing. They can tell you whether you need to increase or decrease your fluoride intake, and how often you need to come in for a visit. Stay informed  and ask your dentist about new products you’ve seen advertised, and whether they could help you, or are not usefull for your condition.

Why do people choose dental implants?

Dental implants are the most natural-looking and natural-feeling replacement for missing teeth. Unlike many other tooth replacement options, dental implants do not slip or click when talking, eating or laughing, making for greater confidence in social situations. Dental implants are also considered a healthy option because they help to maintain the jawbone, keeping the facial structure simetric and intact.

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