Your Questions - Answered!

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: I am very nervous about going to the dentist. Is there anything I can do to help relax me before and during my appointment?

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Q: Can I eat right after I've had dental work?

Q: Why should my wisdom teeth be removed?

Q: Is fluoride safe?

Q: What toothbrush should I be using?

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

Q: What does heart disease and other medical conditions have to do with periodontal (gum) disease?

Q: When are sealants recommended?

Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: Why straighten teeth?

Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Q: What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?

Q: What are my options if I have missing teeth?

Q: What can be done about old, unattractive, or discolored fillings?