There are a number of dental questions you may have about Esthetica Dental Clinic, treatments, dental care, costs and plenty of dental and denture related topics. In this section are some of the most common dental questions we’re asked about dental and denture services, as well as some helpful tips.
How much is my first visit going to cost me?
We believe that everyone deserves a healthy mouth. So our dental care is not only thorough but also affordable and accessible to all. Don’t have insurance? No problem. Your first visit for a comprehensive dental implant checks up is free. and rest of dental check-up is minimally cost as per Pricing Page
Do I need to arrive early for my first appointment?
Yes. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out any remaining patient forms.
Is the dentist in the office licensed?
Of course, each Esthetica’s dentist is fully licensed in the state in which he or she practices.
Why should I go to the dentist regularly?
Many people do not see a dentist regularly. They only go when they have a problem. It is known as “crisis treatment” versus “preventive treatment.” While these patients may feel they are saving money, it often ends up costing much more in money and time.
Because many dental problems do not have symptoms until they reach the advanced stages of the disease process, an example is tooth decay. It is typical to hear, “Nothing hurts… I don’t have any problems.” Tooth decay often does not hurt until it gets close to the nerve of the tooth.
It is not uncommon to see a patient with a huge cavity who has never felt a thing. The dentist can usually detect a hole 3-4 years before it develops any symptoms. This early detection can help you prevent root canal treatment.
Why should I floss, isn't brushing enough?
Flossing reduces the number of bacteria in your mouth. There are millions of these microscopic creatures feeding on food particles left on your teeth. These bacteria live in plaque which can be removed by flossing. Brushing your teeth gets rid of some of the bacteria in your mouth.
Flossing gets rid of the bacteria the toothbrush can’t reach—the bacteria hiding in the tiny spaces between your teeth. If you do not floss, you allow plaque to remain between your teeth. Eventually, it hardens into tartar. Plaque can be removed by brushing. Only the dentist can remove tartar.
Ask your dentist to show you the proper way to floss. You will both notice the difference at the next cleaning appointment.
How can I get my kids to brush their teeth?
Make it fun! If you are enthusiastic about brushing your teeth, your children will also be excited. Children want to do the things their parents do. If your children see you brushing your teeth and displaying good dental habits, they will follow. Ask the dentist for other creative ways to get children to brush their teeth.
Make a good habit for children to brush starts by taking them to the dentist at an early age. All children should be seen by their first birthday or six months after the eruption of the first tooth.
How can I prevent cavities?
Always spend two to three minutes, brushing your teeth. It takes that long to get rid of the bacteria that destroy tooth enamel. Do not brush too hard. It takes very little pressure to remove bacteria and plaque. Floss at least once a day. Flossing is the only way to get bacteria from between your teeth.
Watch the sugar you eat. There is sugar in candy, fruits, crackers, and chips. These are the foods that the bacteria in your mouth like best. Be mindful of foods like raisins and peanut butter that stick to your teeth. They can provide a constant supply for the bacteria eating into your teeth. Try to minimize the times during the day when sweet items are eaten and brush your teeth afterward.
If you cannot brush after a meal, rinse your mouth with water – which can help to remove food from your teeth. Chewing sugarless gum after a meal can also help. You are eating escalates the flow of your saliva, which acts as a natural plaque-fighting substance. And do not forget your regular dental visits. Good dental habits will go a long way toward a no-cavity visit.
Why does the dentist take X-rays?
Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen when the dentist examines the mouth. An X-ray examination may reveal:
-small areas of decay between the teeth or below existing restorations (fillings)
-infections in the bone
-periodontal (gum) disease
-abscesses or cysts
-some types of tumors
Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save time, money, and often unnecessary discomfort. X-rays can detect damage to oral structures not visible during a regular exam. If you have a hidden tumor, X-rays may even help save your life. The dentist will evaluate your need for X-rays based on the conditions present in development. There are many benefits to having X-rays taken. Any additional questions or concerns should be discussed with your dentist.
What type of toothbrush and toothpaste should I use?
Buy toothbrushes with soft bristles. Medium and firm ones can damage teeth and gums. Use mild pressure, for 2 minutes, two times a day. Both powered and manual toothbrushes clean teeth well. Manual brushes with mixed bristle heights or angled bristles clean better than those with all flat, even hairs. Powered toothbrushes may be more natural if you have trouble using your hands. Set a reminder to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Toss it sooner if the bristles look bent or splayed out. Bent bristles don’t clean as well. (They’re also a sign you may be brushing too hard.)
Most toothpaste will clear away bacteria growth and acids from food and drinks. Toothpaste with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance always has fluoride, which strengthens and protects teeth. If you want a non-fluoride option, stores carry toothpaste and powders made with natural ingredients that don’t have ADA testing and approval.
If cold or hot food or drinks make you cringe, pick toothpaste for sensitive teeth and let your dentist know.
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