Frequently Asked Dental Questions – East Gwillimbury, ON
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It is our goal to always provide honest and transparent answers when talking to our dental patients. One of the easiest ways to do this is to provide access for individuals like yourself to review frequently asked dental questions from our East Gwillimbury, ON dentistry patients as well as the responses from our dental team. Below, you will see we have compiled some of these inquiries in addition to our answers. If you have any additional concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to call our dental office.
How often should I see a dentist?
Dr. Goldberg believes that most patients should expect to come in for regular dental checkups and cleanings every six months. This is the average amount of time as it allows for timely care to be administered should a problem arise between appointments. The presence of tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious oral health problems can call for more frequent visits. By keeping these appointments, you can avoid worsening symptoms and costly treatments.
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
The recommendation for replacing your toothbrush is every 3-4 months. Depending on the status of your bristles (i.e., do they appear frayed), you may need to replace them sooner. Bacteria can form on the bristles, causing it to become hazardous to your oral and overall health if you continue to use the brush. By swapping out your manual one or your electric toothbrush head for a new one, you can mitigate any potentially harmful viruses or bacteria that might try to infiltrate your mouth.
What options are available for tooth replacement?
Unless it is wisdom teeth, all teeth must be replaced. Allowing this scenario to remain untreated can lead to additional bone and tooth loss as well as health problems that can form throughout the body. Fortunately, at Queensville Dental, we offer three types of tooth replacement: dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Depending on your needs, preferences, budget, and case severity, Dr. Goldberg will sit down and discuss which option will likely be best for your needs.
Will I need a referral for dental implants?
No, we are fortunate that we have a dentist who can perform the entire start-to-finish procedure in-house so that you can avoid seeking a referral to an outside implant dentist. This cuts down on time spent traveling to another dentist’s office as well as complications associated with the financial side of dentistry.
Can cosmetic dentistry do more than improve my appearance?
Yes, cosmetic dentistry is known for its aesthetic purposes; however, by addressing certain cosmetic flaws, you can also expect to improve the state of your oral health as well. Gaps, crooked teeth, stains, and worn tooth enamel can all make you susceptible to serious dental problems, no matter if it’s tooth decay, gum disease, chronic jaw pain, or a problematic overbite or underbite.
By addressing these issues with cosmetic dentistry, we will not only enhance your image but also deliver healthy treatment that positively affects your oral health.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
Yes! We are an insurance-friendly dental office that will accept and welcome your dental insurance plan. Our team will work to identify ways to help you save as well as maximize your benefits so that you can get the most out of your plan.