Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Care
Fashion District Dental is committed to offering our patients the best possible cosmetic and general dentistry. We use the industry’s latest equipment and technologies to complete procedures quicker, more comfortably, and with better results. Whether you visit us for general dentistry treatments like cleanings and X-rays or need to enhance your smile through cosmetic dental services, we have in-depth knowledge and experience. Our highly trained staff provide friendly and gentle dental care and keep patients informed and relaxed about the services they need, to achieve and maintain their best oral health and appearance. Before you visit our dental care clinic, take a moment to get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.
You might think brushing and flossing every day is all you need to maintain a healthy smile, but problems can still develop and threaten your oral health. Regular cleanings and oral exams let our dental staff remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and polish them to prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease. These issues can still occur in patients with good oral hygiene. An exam, X-rays, and routine cleanings allow us to catch these issues in their early stages and take steps to resolve them before they grow into more significant and painful dental damage.
The signs of dental trouble depend on what issues may present themselves. Some key indicators include toothaches or sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, along with red, swollen, tender, or receding gums. If you experience pain in one or more of your teeth when you eat sweets or chew on food, this can be a sign of decay, or you might have an infection or dental damage. Any time you experience pain or discomfort in your mouth, you should reach out to our practice to schedule an appointment so we can determine whether you need any of our dental services.
The answer is a resounding yes. Dental X-rays let our professional team examine the inner structures, including the roots, under the gum line and jawbone, that regular exams cannot show us. This internal view of your teeth helps us identify any issues that need treatment, or that we should keep an eye on.
According to the Canadian Dental Association, the number of visits you need depends on your unique oral health needs. Typically, patients should see a dentist every four to six months to stay on top of cleaning their teeth and catch problems in their early stages. We may recommend regular dental visits more or less often according to your particular dental needs, how well you take care of your teeth and gums, and how quickly you have tartar building up on your teeth.
Professional whitening is better than store-bought whitening remedies like toothpaste and kits for multiple reasons. One valuable element of our whitening services is you get professional-grade whitening agents and technologies, producing better results. If you choose in-office whitening, you benefit from our thoroughly trained dental team’s skills and expertise. We have ample experience performing this cosmetic treatment, and in as little as one appointment, we can brighten your teeth to your desired shade more evenly and without complications.
Fashion District Dental is happy to accept new patients at our practice. We make our dental services available to whoever needs professional care. We want to build a lasting relationship based on our patients’ trust and confidence in our oral care skills and expertise. We invite you to get in touch whenever your teeth need attention, from routine general dentistry to smile-enhancing cosmetic treatments.
If you have questions about our practice or services or cannot find the answers here, we welcome you to contact us at Fashion District Dental. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will gladly answer any questions and give you details to ensure you get sufficient information. You can also schedule an appointment or virtual consultation to take care of your dental needs.