What are some common dental services offered by dentists?
Common dental services offered by dentists include regular dental check-ups, cleanings, fillings, root canals, extractions, crowns, bridges, and implants.
What is the recommended frequency for dental check-ups and cleanings?
The Canadian Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist at least once every six months for a dental check-up and cleaning. However, the frequency may vary depending on an individual’s oral health needs and conditions.
What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
If you have a dental emergency such as a broken tooth or severe toothache, it is important to contact your dentist immediately. Many dental offices have emergency services available to address urgent dental needs.
How can I improve my oral health?
Maintaining good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash can help improve your oral health. Eating a balanced diet, avoiding sugary foods and drinks, and quitting smoking can also have a positive impact on your oral health. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can also help identify and address any oral health issues.
Are dental procedures painful?
Dental procedures can cause discomfort, but with local anesthesia, the pain can be managed. Additionally, many dental offices offer sedation options to help patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during procedures.