Adult Treatments - Frequently Asked Questions

why are regular dental Visits important?

Regular dental visits are important because they can help the dentist spot problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. Regular visits also help prevent many potential problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist can also be important for your overall health because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that can appear in the mouth.

why are regular cleanings important?

Flossing and brushing your teeth at home can only remove soft plaque.  If you are not doing a good job cleaning at home or if you unknowingly miss some spots in your mouth when you brush, the soft plaque on your teeth can harden into something called calculus or tartar.  Once hard plaque has developed on your teeth your toothbrush can’t get it off the tooth or clean underneath it, which can lead to cavities. Professional cleanings, two times a year, can help remove hard plaque buildup and keep your teeth clean.

 

I am not having any dental problems or pain. Do I still need to see a dentist?

Yes. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, you can still have dental problems that only a dentist can diagnose. Many dental diseases don’t begin to hurt until many months or years after they develop.  Many times waiting until you have obvious dental problem or pain in your mouth can be too late and may result in loosing a tooth.

can i come for my visit at the same time as my kid's?

We recommend that you schedule your first visit at a time when you can come to the office without your children.  This will allow you to have one on one time to meet Dr. Blair and complete a full exam. Afterwards you will have time to discuss suggested treatments and ask any questions you may have without interruptions.  

If you are scheduling for treatments like fillings or crowns we suggest that you do not bring your children with you, as these appointments can sometimes be longer in duration.

If you are scheduling 6 month cleanings for both you and your children we are happy to coordinate them so your family can all come in together and have your checkups and cleanings done at the same time.

 


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