We usually start seeing children for their checkup visits at around age 3. The earlier we can introduce your children to dental health, the more comfortable they will become. They will also learn how to develop good dental habits that will keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime! If you notice any discoloration, broken teeth, pain, or other problems, of course we will want to examine them earlier.
Is it bad if my gums bleed after I brush my teeth?
Bleeding gums can be a sign of a more serious problem such as gum disease, systemic disease or a nutritional deficiency. It is very important that we examine you on a regular basis to prevent any of these problems. We will also show you how to keep your teeth healthy at home to prevent any bleeding or swelling.
I really don’t like visiting the dentist, is there anything you can do to help me relax?
We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to our patients and in some cases can prescribe other medications to help you relax. We also offer face and hand reflexology to help calm and relax you before your procedure. You can even watch your favorite television show while we are taking care of your teeth.
My breath stinks and I brush everyday, is it just me or is there something you can to help?
Along with helping you make sure you are brushing and flossing correctly, we offer prescription breath treatments that are proven to reduce bad breath. We can work with you on finding out the causes and hopefully eliminate your problem.
Do I really have to floss every day?
When you brush your teeth, the toothbrush is unable to clean your teeth on the “in between” surfaces. Where your teeth touch each other is very important to clean because that is where flossing cavities and gum disease usually start. Flossing on a daily basis helps prevent gum disease and painful, bleeding gums.