Is General Dentistry Right For Me?
Yes, general dentistry is right for everyone! It’s preventative care that keeps you healthy and improves your life quality. In our office, we not only want you to have healthy teeth and gums but also to be able to chew your food comfortably and speak clearly.
We’d love to work with you to deliver the highest standard of dental care to our patients of all ages. Book an appointment with us to discuss your oral health needs today!
How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?
You should see your dentist at least every six months for a regular checkup and cleaning. If you have special concerns or teeth that need extra care, you should talk to your dentist about coming in more often.
When Should I See a Dentist if I Have a Misaligned Bite?
You should already be seeing your dentist for regular visits throughout your adolescent years. Once you’ve finished growing, you will likely only need to visit occasionally to maintain proper alignment.
However, if you notice problems with your bite as an adult, you will need to schedule an appointment immediately to address it. Our dentist may recommend you get 6-month smiles or adult braces.
Are Dental Braces Painful?
If your dentist has fitted your braces properly, they should not cause pain at all. However, you may experience some soreness as your teeth are gradually moved into place. This typically lasts for one or two days after each adjustment. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be recommended to help you manage this discomfort.
You should also be aware that some foods will be more difficult to eat with braces, such as hard pretzels and popcorn, so you may want to avoid them until the discomfort subsides. These foods can damage orthodontic hardware or get stuck in the brackets.
Also, avoid sticky candies that can get stuck between teeth and wires and cause tooth decay. Water is the best beverage choice when you have braces. Drinking lots of water after meals can help rinse the debris from your mouth and prevent it from becoming stuck around your braces.
Do I Need a Family Dentist?
Regular dental visits are vital for maintaining good oral health and preventing any issues from developing. Visiting a family dentist who is familiar with your dental health history and current health can help streamline your dental care and ensure that you receive the best care possible.
Your family dentist can also detect problems in their earliest stages when they are most easily treated. Plus, seeing the same dentist over the years means that they will be familiar with your oral health habits and family history. Your dentist will get to know both you and your smile personally and can more easily identify issues and recommend treatments that work best for your smile. Because these dentists can see your entire medical history, they are better able to coordinate with other healthcare providers to ensure optimal care.
What Can I Expect During My Family Dentist Appointment?
Your family dentist will spend plenty of time with you, walking you through the different procedures and making sure you understand what’s happening and why it’s happening. This also applies to your children. When you schedule appointments for your family of four or five people at one visit, there’s no rushing through treatment or delaying cleanings. All of your family’s important dental treatment can be completed in one convenient visit. Not only will your dentist make sure you’re comfortable, but they can also explain each procedure and answer any questions or concerns you or your children may have. This helps put everyone at ease and makes the whole process go more smoothly.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Veneers are considered a permanent solution that can last for many years. As long as you practice good oral hygiene habits at home, your veneers should remain in great condition. The lifespan of your veneers is heavily dependent on how well you take care of them and your personal oral health needs. For example, if you have a habit of grinding your teeth when you’re asleep or awake, that could wear down your veneers prematurely. If you take good care of them, though, they should serve you well for many years and provide a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
How Are Veneers Placed?
The process for placing your veneers will involve two visits to the dentist’s office. First, your dentist will need to prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth that will receive a veneer. Then, an impression will be made of your smile to send to the lab, where your veneers will be crafted. Once your new custom-fitted veneers are placed, you will return to the dentist’s office to have them bonded to your teeth with resin cement.
If you would like to learn more about the placement of porcelain veneers, schedule a consultation with our team at Care 'N' Cure Dental, and our team will be happy to assist you!