Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Denver, CO
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Patient education is an extremely important part of what we provide here at Paradise Dentistry & Orthodontics. By empowering patients with dental knowledge, we give them all the tools they need to take great care of their teeth at home and make confident treatment decisions. Below, you’ll find our answers to some of the most common questions we hear every day, but if there is anything else you’d like to know, you can always give us a call.
How often should I see a dentist?
This can vary from person to person based on their needs, but on average, people of all ages should visit a dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. This enables our team to catch most issues early and treat them before they become serious, plus a cleaning can stop many problems before they even start.
Which is better: a manual or electric toothbrush?
Both types of toothbrushes are excellent at removing cavity-causing plaque from the teeth and gums, so if you have good oral health, then you don’t need to switch. We often recommend electric brushes for children and those with mobility issues, however, as they do most of the work for a person and make it easier to adequately clean the mouth.
Should I be worried about my bleeding gums?
Try cleaning your teeth with a lighter touch for a few days, and if the bleeding continues, you should give us a call. You likely have early-stage gum disease, which we can treat right away to prevent it from getting worse.
How long will it take to fix my tooth?
It depends on the type and extent of the damage. A minor cavity can usually be repaired in a single visit with a tooth-colored filling, but for more severe trauma, we may recommend covering the tooth with a crown. This requires at least two appointments to design, make, and place the restoration.
How long will it take to replace my tooth/teeth?
Anywhere from a few weeks to several months depending on how many teeth you are missing as well as how healthy your gums and jawbone are. The type of replacement you choose can drastically affect the timeline, and Dr. Soltani can give you a much more concrete estimate when you come to see her for an in-person consultation.
Will you take my dental insurance?
Yes! We accept virtually all dental insurance plans and are in-network with many popular providers. Just give us a call with your membership information nearby so we can verify your benefits ahead of your first appointment.