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FAQ

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Signature Dental

Q1. Why is a regular dental checkup important?

Whether you are 5 or 75, visiting a dentist for a regular check-up is important to:

  • Keep teeth and gums healthy
  • Prevent any gum disease
  • Check on overall oral health
  • Remove any plaque and tartar buildup
  • Strengthen your teeth
  • Keep your smile healthy and beautiful

Q2. Can cosmetic dentistry help to improve the appearance of my smile?

Of course! At Signature Dental various cosmetic dentistry services are available, which include tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, tooth whitening, bonding, porcelain crowns, and recontouring. Our professional team can help you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

Q3. What should I look for while choosing the best dentist for me?

Choosing the perfect dentist for you and your family is important. Make sure to check the following points while you consider or choose your dentist:

  • Is the dental office convenient for you to reach?
  • Look into the dentist’s history or how many years of experience a dentist has in dental.
  • Does the dentist understand your worries regarding your oral health?
  • Is the dentist using the latest technology for the treatment?
  • Did your appointment schedule properly and on time?
  • Check the reviews, as it helps in making your decision easier.

Q4. Why are dental implants so popular and important?

Dental implants replace missing teeth. Patients love dental implants because they look and feel like real, natural teeth and they provide more flexibility and stability. It also helps to protect the jawbone. Dental implants can even improve the way you speak and eat. Are you planning on getting dental implants? Consult with the Frisco dentist, Signature Dental.

Q5.  When should your child first visit the dentist?

A first visit should take place when the child’s first teeth erupt, which normally happens between six months and one year. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), a child should go to the dentist within six months to one year of age.

Q6.  What is gum disease?

Gum disease is also known as Periodontitis or Periodontal Disease, which is caused by plaque and bacteria buildup. The main cause is poor oral hygiene. The main symptoms of gum disease are:

  • Loose teeth or loss of teeth
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding during and after brushing

Q7. What is root canal treatment and what are its benefits?

A root canal is a treatment used to repair infected teeth. During root canal treatment, the pulp and the nerve are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The benefits of root canal treatment are:

  • Proper chewing
  • Efficient biting force and sensation
  • Enhanced oral health
  • Preservation of the original teeth

Q8.  What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple process done to lighten the color of your teeth. If the color of your teeth has changed or if your teeth have turned yellow, you can contact a dentist near you to help you get a better appearance for your teeth. Teeth whitening will help in removing the deep stain from the teeth and help them achieve a lighter color.

Q9. How often should I see the dentist?

It is essential to visit your dentist to keep your teeth healthy, strong, and beautiful. It is suggested that children, teens, or adults should visit the dentist every 6 months. If you have any teeth problems like bleeding, swollen gums, or pain, you should visit more often or as suggested by your Richardson dentist, Signature Dental.

Q10. What should I do if I have bad breath?

Bad breath can be due to poor dental habits. If you have any unhealthy habits like smoking, chewing tobacco, etc., it can lead to bad breath. If you have bad breath you should do the following:

  • Brush your teeth after you eat
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Eat healthy food
  • Change your toothbrush when it becomes frayed
  • Schedule a dental check-up

Q11. What is a cavity?

A cavity—also known as tooth decay—is a tiny hole that forms in your tooth. Causes include bacteria, poor cleaning, drinking sugary drinks, snacking, etc.  If you have a cavity, it is important to get it repaired immediately; if it is left untreated it can create more oral problems.

Q12. How is a cavity treated?

To treat a cavity we need to remove the decayed portion and the area needs to be filled. To fill the area, dental filling material is used. They are made of different materials like gold, silver, glass, etc. Before getting a filling, consult with your dentist what type of filling would be right for your teeth. Fillings do not generally hurt.

Q13. Am I a candidate for dental veneers?

Dental veneers are a solution to repair cracked or chipped teeth and they also change the look and feel of the person’s smile. It is a thin layer placed over the front part of the teeth. If you want to improve your smile, dental veneers are the best option for you.

Q14. Why is flossing important?

In order to remove sticky bacteria or plaque from your teeth, it is important to use dental floss. Plaque needs to be removed, as it generates acid that can lead to dental problems like gum disease, cavities, etc. Flossing helps to prevent the buildup of plaque, thus improving the oral health of the teeth.

Q15. Do you treat dental emergencies?

Yes, we do. Just give us a call or visit our nearest dental office to receive treatment for your pain as soon as possible. Our team is here to help you get the professional services you need on time and with the right treatment. Contact Signature Dental Frisco or Signature Dental Richardson to book your appointment.