What should I do if I haven’t visited the dentist in a long time?

First, you should never feel embarrassed about it. We’re excited that you’re taking the first step in caring for your oral health, and we’re here to provide you with advice to keep your mouth healthy. If it’s been a long time since you’ve been to the dentist, your appointment might take a little longer than you might expect.
We’ll need to give you a thorough oral exam and an x-ray to check for cavities or other issues. You may experience some bleeding and discomfort during your cleaning, especially if you haven’t flossed regularly. We’ll invite you to come back soon to ensure there are no underlying problems you don’t notice yet,

What should I bring to my first appointment?

We have some patient forms for you to fill out before coming in for your appointment. You’ll also want to have these available:
  • A list of your current prescription
  • Your insurance card
  • Referral letters
  • Previous dental x-rays (if you have them)
  • A list of questions you may have
When should I take my child to the dentist for their first checkup?
According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentists, a parent should take their child for their first dental checkup when their first tooth erupts or right before their first birthday. As soon as a baby grows teeth, they can get cavities. Being proactive about their dental health early on can ensure they have a healthy smile for life.
What is a root canal?
A root canal treatment is the process of removing deep decay from an affected tooth. It’s a straightforward procedure that can save your natural tooth, prevent reinfection, and eliminate pain.
What are my options if I want to change the shape of my teeth?
Many options are available to improve the look of your smile! Some cosmetic dental options to choose from are:
What should I do if my tooth gets knocked out?
If an accident results in a tooth getting knocked out, acting fast could save it. Pick it up by the chewing surface and rinse it with water to remove any dirt. If it’s possible, try to reposition the tooth in its socket immediately. Your tooth needs to stay moist at all times, whether in your mouth or in a glass of milk. Visit a dentist within 30 minutes of your accident.
What causes tooth decay?
Tooth decay forms due to bacteria in your mouth making acids that attack the enamel. The bacteria can come from sugary foods or drinks and not cleaning your teeth well. If tooth decay is not treated, it can lead to an infection, pain, or tooth loss.

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