February 22, 2016

The questions about your dentist, dental care, and oral health answered

When it comes to your dentist, dental care, and oral health, do you have questions you would like the answers to? If so, our Exceptional Dentistry team is here to help you! We have gathered the most frequently asked questions about these topics to give you the information you need to succeed.

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?
There are many signs that mean you should visit the dentist. Some signs can be sensitive teeth, puffy gums that bleed, persistent bad breath, a toothache, or mouth pain. However, if you have any concern at all, please remember that you can always call our office for assistance.

What can I expect during a dental checkup?
You can expect a deep tooth cleaning, dental X-rays, an oral exam, and a fluoride treatment.

How do I maintain a healthy smile?
The best way to maintain a healthy smile is by keeping up on oral hygiene each day. Make sure you brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss your smile at least once a day, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. Also, make sure you visit your dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and checkup.

What should I look for when choosing a dentist?
When looking for a dentist, consider the cleanliness of the office, the convenience of the location of the office, and the acceptance of your insurance. Also, see if the dentist is a member of the ADA, if there are emergency hours available, and if you feel comfortable with the dental team.

Now, we understand that you probably have additional questions that were not included in this blog. If that’s the case, please call 661.349.7725 and talk to Dr. James D. Powell or a member of our caring dental team. We are here to give you the answers you need so you can fully understand oral health and dental care!