Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should I Get a Dental Checkup?

It really depends on your current dental health.  As a general rule, adult patients should visit a dentist once or twice a year.  Even if you are not experiencing any particular problems, preventative care, as well as professional teeth cleaning can be an important part of maintaining excellent oral health.

What Are the Best Ways to Practice Good Oral Hygiene at Home?

Good oral hygiene starts with daily brushing and flossing.  However, you can take your oral hygiene to an even higher level by following these few steps to good dental health.  They include:

  • Use products that contain fluoride
  • Avoid smoking or using chewing tobacco
  • Limiting snacks that are high in sugar
  • Eating a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables

How Can I Improve the Whiteness of My Teeth?

We all get an extra boost in confidence when we’re sporting a beautiful smile with clean, white teeth.  However, many people experience some discoloration of the teeth as we get older.  Stains that are caused by coffee, wine, pigmented foods or tobacco can be treated at home with an over the counter whitening treatment.  In-office whitening can be done regularly for deeper stains.  Composite bonding or the application of veneers may provide a more permanent solution.