Patients often have many questions when visiting the dentist, and we understand how easy it can be to forget some of them during the appointment. That's why we address those common queries and even shed light on a few you may not have considered yet.
You’ll want to brush your teeth at least twice daily using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush for the best results. Spend a minute on your upper teeth and another on the lower ones. You’ll also need to brush your tongue to keep your breath fresh.
Absolutely! Flossing reaches areas your toothbrush can’t, removing plaque and food particles between teeth. Besides preventing gum disease, flossing maintains oral health.
Daily mouthwash use can supplement brushing and flossing, helping to reduce bacteria and improve breath. You’ll want to choose an alcohol-free mouthwash to avoid dryness, irritation, discomfort, and potential tissue damage in the mouth.
Regular dental checkups are crucial, even if your teeth appear healthy. Our dentist can detect early signs of oral health issues and provide preventive care to avoid serious problems down the road.
It takes six months for sneaky bacteria to team up and create plaque on teeth, especially if you dodge regular brushing and flossing. Consequently, professional teeth cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist every six months does the trick. However, some patients might benefit from more frequent visits to ensure optimal teeth and gum health.
Getting dental X-rays at the dentist is like using a special tool to see what’s happening inside your teeth and under your gums. It helps our dentist check for cavities, gum problems, bone loss, infections, and how teeth are growing.
Experiencing bleeding gums while brushing may be due to gum disease, known as gingivitis. This condition is caused by plaque buildup along the gumline and between teeth, leading to gum inflammation and bleeding. To address this, ensure consistent oral hygiene, regular dental checkups, and a balanced diet. Consult our dentist for personalized advice and treatment if symptoms persist or worsen.
Choose nutrient-rich alternatives, including calcium-rich dairy products, leafy greens that strengthen teeth, and vitamin C-rich foods like oranges and broccoli to support gum health. Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth healthy and fresh. Moreover, choose tooth-friendly snacks, such as crunchy fruits and raw vegetables, to stimulate saliva flow for natural cleaning.
If you have a question that isn't covered here, feel free to email or ask during your next visit. At Nolensville Dental, we’re dedicated to providing personalized answers and ensuring you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your dental care. Contact us today!
Your dietary choices impact your oral health. A balanced diet is a true champion for your teeth and gums. You’ll want to be mindful of sugary and acidic foods because they can lead to tooth decay and enamel erosion.