Frequently Asked Questions
Is flossing necessary?
Yes, it is necessary to floss at least once a day to remove plaque and bacteria in places your toothbrush can’t reach. Bacteria generates toxins and acids that stick to your teeth, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay if left untreated.
How often should I have a cleaning?
Our North County dentists recommend having a professional teeth cleaning twice a year, or every six months. If you’re experiencing gum problems, it’s important to come in for more frequent cleanings to ensure healthy gums and happy teeth.
Is dental anesthesia right for me?
Our dental anesthesia methods are completely safe and our very own restorative dentist. Before starting your treatment, we’ll review your medical history and explain your sedation options. Our staff will closely monitor you during your procedure to ensure you’re relaxed and feeling anxiety-free.
How do I know if I am a candidate for dental implants?
Ideal candidates for dental implants must be relatively healthy, meaning no uncontrolled medical problems, and must have enough bone for secure placement. During your initial consultation, we’ll review your medical history and oral health to determine whether you’re a candidate.