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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Westchase, FL

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When it comes to oral health, knowledge is definitely power. It’s easier to maintain a healthy mouth if you learn everything you can about oral care before a serious issue occurs. On this page, you’ll find a number of questions and detailed answers about the dentistry we provide. Please let us know if you have other questions that aren’t addressed here!

Why are Biannual Visits Recommended?

Regular checkups are important for keeping the smile beautiful and healthy. We’ll be able to identify cavities and gum disease while they are still minor and thus easier to treat. A routine cleaning will keep these problems from getting worse. Having two preventive appointments a year will save you money and time in the long run.

How Can You Solve My Tooth Pain?

That depends on what caused it in the first place! You can start by rinsing your mouth out with warm water and flossing your tooth to remove any trapped food debris. If that doesn’t solve the problem, we may need to check for signs of a tooth infection that could require a root canal. Don’t worry; we’ll always opt for treatments that will save your tooth and relieve your pain as quickly as possible.

What Can Be Done About Missing Teeth?

Depending on how many teeth are missing, we could recommend a dental bridge (for a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row) or dentures (for when an entire arch is missing). We may also consider dental implants to replace any number of teeth as long as you have sufficient jawbone density to support the implants. Schedule a consultation with us today to explore these options so that you don’t have to live with an incomplete smile any longer than necessary!

How Can Yellowed or Dull Teeth Be Improved?

Instead of relying on unreliable store-bought whitening solutions, we can get rid of the stains darkening your teeth with our professional whitening kits. If you’re looking for immediate results, you can also schedule an in-practice whitening procedure! For certain forms of discoloration that don’t respond to whitening, we might suggest porcelain veneers.

Why are Lasers Used in Dentistry?

Dental lasers offer many advantages over traditional metal tools. For one thing, they cause little if any discomfort, meaning we may not have to numb your mouth for procedures that would otherwise require it. They also offer greater precision to limit the amount of tissue removed, and they cauterize blood vessels as they go along to keep bleeding to a minimum. Finally, they can drastically reduce the amount of recovery time required so that you can return to your daily routine all the sooner!

Can I Bring My Children to this Dental Office?

Absolutely! We know how convenient it is to be able to bring your children to your own dental office, and we’re pleased to be able to offer a family-friendly experienced. We know how to help even the youngest patients stay calm and relaxed during treatment so that they can easily walk away with a refreshed smile.

Will You Take My Insurance?

We are in-network with a number of PPO plans, and we can file claims for those that are out-of-network as well. Please contact our dental office directly with your insurance information so that we can go over your benefits with you and discuss the best strategy for maximizing them.