How often should I get dental checkups?
Dental visits should be based upon each person’s oral hygiene, habits and medical conditions. Most dentists recommend visiting the dentist every six month for routine cleanings and check-ups.
Why should I go to the dentist regularly?
Some dental problems don’t become visible or cause pain. Regular dentist check-ups help prevent diseases by allowing your dentist to find early signs.
How often should I brush and floss?
You should brush and floss daily. Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes and floss after brushing to make sure you get rid of the food particles that get stuck between your teeth.
Why is it important to use dental floss?
Brushing alone does not remove all the bacteria from your mouth. Flossing is an important oral hygiene practice because it helps remove plaque, prevent cavities and gum disease.
How often should I get X-Rays?
It all depends on your dental history and the condition of your mouth. Some people need X-Rays as often as every month while others may wait longer.
What toothbrush should I use?
Most dental professionals agree that a toothbrush with soft-nylon bristles is the most comfortable option and the best for removing plaque and debris from your teeth. Hard-bristled toothbrush can damage your gums, root surface and enamel.
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you replace your toothbrush every three to two months or more often if the bristles are visibly matted or frayed.
Why is fluoride important?
Research suggests that fluoride helps fight cavities in both children and adult. It also helps repair the early stages of tooth decay even before the decay becomes visible.
Are whitening products safe for the teeth?
Whitening products have been clinically studied and safely used on millions of patients without harm to teeth or gums. Whitening is considered entirely safe.
What toothpaste should I use?
The American Dental Associations (ADA) recommends using a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Fluoride enhances fluoride concentration levels in biofilm fluid and saliva, and it is associated with a decreased risk of caries and tooth decay.
Should I visit the dentist If I am pregnant?
Yes. During the pregnancy women experiment hormonal changes that may affect their oral health. These hormonal changes exaggerate the way the gums react to bacteria, increasing the risks of developing gum disease and other problems. Getting a check-up with a dentist while you are pregnant should be part of your to-do-list before the baby is born.
How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
You should get a routine examination and cleaning at least once a year. If you have a history of periodontal disease, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends having your teeth cleaned more often in order to prevent the recurrence of infections or disease.