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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

How often should I see my dentist?

Dr. Boyd and Dr. Walther, along with the American Dental Association, recommend that patients of all ages should see their dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. This is frequent enough that they’ll be able to catch most small problems early and clean the parts of your teeth you simply can’t reach at home.

What can you do about my damaged teeth?

We offer a variety of restorative treatments that can revitalize your tooth’s appearance and functionality. To repair a single tooth, we may use a crown. To replace a row of missing teeth, a bridge. Of course, if you are looking for a more permanent solution, we can also help you replace those damaged teeth with dental implants.

I have metal-fillings that stick out whenever I smile. Can you help?

Yes! We can replace old amalgam (metal) fillings with tooth-colored fillings that can be specially shaded to match your smile. We may also suggest for you to get crowns put on those teeth in order to provide them more stability and longevity.

Can you help me with my missing teeth?

We have two main ways we can replace your missing teeth. One method that is extremely reliable involves a dental bridge. If you are missing a large amount of teeth, we can provide you a set of dentures.If you want a more permanent solution, we can also offer you dental implants. They’re able to replace your entire tooth from root to crown and are the most complete tooth replacement option available today.

Can you make my smile look better?

Of course, we can! We offer a wide variety of cosmetic treatments that can enhance just about every aspect of your teeth. We can help you make your smile shine with teeth whitening or give you a complete smile makeover with porcelain veneers. We have all the tools available to give you the exact smile that you want.

My gums bleed whenever I brush and floss. Why is this happening?

Two factors may be causing this. You could simply be brushing and flossing too hard. You might want to switch to a soft-bristled brush and try to floss more gently. If that doesn’t help, you may have a form of gum disease. You should make an appointment with us as soon as you can in this situation, as gum disease can only get worse over time, and the sooner we treat it, the easier it will be.

Help! I just knocked out a tooth! What should I do?

As with all dental emergencies, the first thing you should do is call us. We’ll make every effort to see you as soon as possible and can even make same-day appointments. This will also allow our team to walk you through important first-aid that will help relieve your pain and help save your tooth. Whenever you injure your mouth or gums, we should always be your first call.