Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page! We understand that choosing the right dental practice and knowing what to expect can be overwhelming. That’s why we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions to help address your concerns. If you have any additional questions or need further clarification, feel free to reach out to our friendly team.


What should I do if I have sensitive teeth?

Tooth sensitivity can be caused by factors like worn enamel, exposed tooth roots, gum recession, or tooth decay. To alleviate sensitivity, use a toothpaste specially formulated for sensitive teeth and brush gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Avoid acidic foods and beverages that can erode tooth enamel. If sensitivity persists, consult your dentist, who may recommend desensitizing treatments, dental bonding, or other interventions based on the underlying cause.

What should I do if my gums bleed when I brush or floss?

Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing could be a sign of gum disease, which is caused by plaque buildup and inflammation. It’s important not to ignore this symptom. Continue brushing and flossing gently, but thoroughly, to maintain good oral hygiene. Additionally, schedule an appointment with your dentist to evaluate your gum health and receive appropriate treatment, which may include professional cleaning, improved oral hygiene techniques, or other interventions.

Can I improve the appearance of my smile without braces or veneers?

Yes, there are non-invasive cosmetic dental treatments that can improve the appearance of your smile. Teeth whitening can brighten your teeth, while dental bonding can repair minor chips, cracks, or gaps. Contouring can reshape uneven teeth, and gum reshaping can enhance the symmetry of your smile. Consulting with a cosmetic dentist will help determine the most suitable treatment options for your specific concerns.

Are there any specific dental considerations during pregnancy?

Pregnancy can affect oral health due to hormonal changes, which may lead to pregnancy gingivitis or increased risk of tooth decay. It is crucial for pregnant individuals to maintain excellent oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, and visiting the dentist for check-ups. Inform your dentist about your pregnancy, as some dental treatments may be deferred until after delivery, while routine care is safe and essential during pregnancy.

Can certain medications affect oral health?

Yes, some medications may have side effects that can impact oral health. For instance, medications that cause dry mouth (xerostomia) can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If you are taking medications regularly, inform your dentist so they can tailor preventive measures and treatments to minimize any potential oral health issues.