For most people, twice a year is usually
sufficient; however, only you, your dentist and
your hygienist can determine how often is actually
necessary. Checkups are needed for regular
assessments of the condition and well being of your
mouth; therefore, regular checkups are a MUST in
order to maintain a healthy, happy smile!
What is nitrous oxide sedation?
oxide (N2O) or laughing gas, is colorless,
sweet-smelling, and nonirritating and when
administered will create a state of mild sedation.
This technique is advantageous for those patients
that experience mild anxiety and fear when visiting
the dentist. This technique's use is dependent
upon the level of anxiety of the
Why are x-rays important?
extremely useful and important as a diagnostic tool
and may reveal the following information:
of your teeth
and extent of dental decay
malocclusion of teeth
abnormalities of the jaw bone or
What are the signs of gum disease?
swollen or tender gums
that bleed when you brush
that have pulled away from the teeth
breath that does not go away
pus between your teeth and gums
change in your bite (the way you teeth come
change in the fit of partial dentures
Can I prevent gum disease?
help prevent periodontal (gum) disease by:
Brushing your teeth really well twice a day (with a
toothbrush in good condition).
Cleaning between your teeth with floss or an
Eating a balanced diet that limits between meal
snacks and visiting your dentist regularly.
How do I get a whiter smile?
There are a
variety of products and procedures available to help
you whiten your smile. Start by speaking with your
dentist to determine whether whitening procedures
would be effective for you.
Knocked out tooth, what do I do?
tooth is dirty, hold the tooth by the crown (not the
root) and carefully rinse off. Do not scrub or remove
any attached tissue fragments. Try to gently
re-insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If you
are unable to do this, place the tooth in a cup of
milk and get to your dentist as quickly as possible.
Don't forget to take the tooth with you!