Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions that you may find helpful.

How does oral health affect my total well-being?

Oral health is important as it directly affects our total wellness. Poor oral health leads to more serious diseases such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Type II diabetes, blood clots, strokes, preterm, low birth babies, osteoporosis, gastric ulcer and weakened immune system. So, a healthy mouth means a healthier you!

How long does each appointment take to get work done on my teeth?

It depends on the work that needs to be done. Usually, it takes about 1-2 hours for every appointment. Each room is equipped with flat screen televisions and DVD players so you can enjoy your favorite movies and relax while we work on giving you that beautiful smile!

How often should I change my toothbrush?

If you are using a regular toothbrush, you should change it every 3 months. However, if you are using an electronic toothbrush, replace the brush heads every 6 months. The bristles become worn out after a certain period of time and are not as effective as the first few months when you just got them.

If you are suffering from gum disease, change your toothbrush every 4-6 weeks because bacteria tend to live in the bristles. It is also important to rinse your toothbrush with hot water after each use or to toss it after getting sick.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Symptoms of gum disease include the following:

  • Swollen, sensitive, bleeding or receding gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Obvious plaque, tartar or calculus
  • Pus that appears between your teeth and gums
  • Spaces developing between teeth or loose teeth
  • Bad breath
When should I start flossing my child’s teeth?

You should start flossing your child’s teeth once he/she has two teeth that touch together.

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?

According to the American Dental Association, a child should visit the dentist by the first birthday.