If you indeed care about your dental health, then general dentistry is something you might want to consider. It will help prevent the risk of possible dental problems including gum disease, cavities, and more. Since preventive dentistry can be a new topic for some people, we have answered a list of frequently asked questions about preventative dentistry below.

How Often Should I See The Dentist?

It may sound like a cliche, but the truth is that most folks don’t know this. But, to ensure your teeth and gums are in a healthy condition, we tell people to come for a check-up twice a year. This check-up can be part of your hygiene, but you can also decide to do it separately. Every adult must undergo a bi-annual check-up to ensure their teeth remain healthy.

When Should My Children Come For Their First Visit?

Like adults, bring your kids for dental check-ups and teeth cleaning twice a year to allow their teeth to remain in a good condition for the rest of their lives. This can vary depending on the current condition of the kid’s dental health or if they are experiencing any oral treatment.

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Several things can cause teeth sensitivity. Sometimes it may occur due to regular consumption of acidic foods and beverages or brushing your teeth too hard. To help you overcome this problem, it is a good idea to brush your teeth twice a day. It also helps to be mindful of what you eat; avoid acidic foods and drinks. If you have sensitivity to hot or cold, talk with your dentist to determine the underlying cause.

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Dental X-Rays are useful equipment that help dentists diagnose tooth damages not seen during a regular dental examination. Dental X-Rays are safe, even during the pregnancy, but high levels of radiation exposure can be harmful. Thankfully, these tools are well engineered so you can limit exposure to the body. Also, dentists take strict precautions to ensure radiation exposure is low and meets the ALARA principle.

If you have any questions about preventative dentistry, feel free to ask at your next appointment at First Hill Dental Center. They are happy to help you.