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  • Do I really need to go to the dentist every 6 months?
    Yes, it is recommended that you visit the dentist every six months for a routine check-up and professional cleaning. Regular check-ups help catch any potential dental issues before they become bigger problems and help keep your teeth and gums healthy. At Care Dental, we are committed to helping you maintain good oral hygiene and preventative care.
  • Remind me, how often do I need to brush & floss?
    We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. This helps to prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria in your mouth which can lead to tooth decay and other dental issues. If you have any questions about your personal oral health care routine, please do not hesitate to ask your dentist or hygienist at your next visit.
  • I’ve heard I don’t really need to floss. Is that true?
    No, that's not true! Flossing is an important part of your oral health care routine. Flossing helps remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth and along the gum line, reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. At Care Dental, we highly recommend flossing at least once a day for optimal oral health.
  • I brush my teeth & floss thoroughly every day. Do I still need to see a hygienist for a cleaning?
    Yes, even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth properly, it is still recommended that you visit a hygienist for a professional cleaning at least twice a year. During your cleaning, a hygienist will be able to remove any buildup that you may have missed, as well as check for any problems that may have developed since your last visit. At Care Dental, our hygienists use the latest tools and techniques to ensure that you have a thorough and comfortable cleaning.
  • What causes cavities?
    Cavities are caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and produce acid as they feed on food particles left on teeth. The acid weakens the enamel of the tooth, creating small holes, or cavities. Poor oral hygiene, a lack of fluoride, and a diet high in sugary or starchy foods can all contribute to the development of cavities.
  • At what age should children first visit a dentist?
    CDA recommends that children should have their first dental visit by age one or within six months after their first tooth erupts. It is important to start early and develop a healthy relationship with a dentist to ensure a lifetime of good oral health.
  • I’m very nervous about visiting the dentist. What should I do?
    Tell us! We understand that many people feel anxious when visiting the dentist. To help make your experience as comfortable as possible, we offer a variety of services to help you relax, including sedation dentistry and nitrous oxide. Our skilled and compassionate team is also available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We want to make sure that your dental visit is as stress-free as possible.
  • My dentist is recommending treatment (I know nothing about). What should I do?
    We understand that it can be overwhelming when your dentist recommends a treatment that you are unfamiliar with. We recommend that you take the time to ask your dentist questions about the procedure and any potential risks or side effects. Your dentist should be able to provide you with all the information you need, and they can also explain any alternative treatments that may be available. Additionally, you can always seek a second opinion if you feel uncomfortable with the recommended treatment.
  • Does Care Dental offer digital X-rays?
    Yes, Care Dental offers digital X-rays. Our digital X-rays utilize the latest technology and provide highly detailed images for accurate diagnosis. We also reduce radiation exposure for our patients by using digital X-rays.
  • Dry Mouth?
    Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of factors, including some medications, medical conditions, and dehydration. To treat dry mouth, you should drink plenty of fluids, avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, chew sugarless gum, and use a humidifier. If your dry mouth persists, make an appointment with your dentist at Care Dental to discuss other treatment options.
  • Does Care Dental offer local anesthesia for dental procedures?
    Yes, Care Dental offers local anesthesia for most dental procedures. Our team of experienced dentists and hygienists will provide you with the best care and safety measures while you are receiving treatment. We strive to make your dental experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
  • Does Care Dental offer Oral Cancer Screening?
    Yes, Oral Cancer Screenings are a part of our comprehensive dental exam. Our dentists will examine your mouth, throat, lips, and tongue for any signs of cancer or precancerous changes. If any suspicious areas are found, we will recommend further testing and treatment.
  • What is tooth decay and how can I prevent it?
    Tooth decay is a type of damage to your teeth caused by bacteria in your mouth. It can lead to cavities and other serious problems. The best way to prevent tooth decay is to brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups. Eating a balanced diet and avoiding sugary snacks and drinks can also help protect your teeth from decay.
  • What postoperative instructions should I follow after an extraction at Care Dental?
    After having an extraction at Care Dental, it is important to follow some postoperative instructions in order to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. These instructions include: • Bite on a gauze pad for 45 minutes immediately following the procedure • Apply an ice pack or cold compress to the affected area for 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling • Avoid rinsing, spitting, or drinking through a straw for the first 24 hours • Avoid smoking for the first 48 hours • Take all medications as prescribed by your dentist • Eat soft, cool foods and drink plenty of water • Avoid strenuous activity for the first 24 hours If you have any further questions or concerns regarding your postoperative instructions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • What postoperative instructions should I follow for denture care?
    After receiving your dentures from Care Dental, it is important to follow proper postoperative instructions to ensure the longevity and quality of your dentures. We recommend that you: - Brush your dentures every day with a soft-bristled brush and a mild non-abrasive cleanser. - Soak your dentures in a denture cleanser solution at least once a day. - Rinse off your dentures before wearing them to ensure that all denture cleanser residue is removed. - Do not sleep with dentures in your mouth. - Avoid using toothpaste as it can be too abrasive and cause scratches. - Visit your dentist at least once a year for a check-up and to make sure your dentures are fitting properly.
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