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Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Riverside, CA

Frequently Asked Questions

How frequently should I brush and floss my teeth?

To get rid of plaque and stop cavities and gum disease, brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Gums that are red, swollen, or bleeding, poor breath, and receding gums are all indications of gum disease.

How frequently should I have a dental cleaning and exam/checkup?

In order to maintain good oral health and identify any issues early, you should undergo a dental cleaning and examination every six months.

How can I get rid of my bad breath?

Answer: Regular brushing, flossing, mouthwash use, and tongue scraping can all help to reduce foul breath. If the issue continues, it can be an indication of a hidden dental or medical problem.

What are the most effective ways to avoid cavities?

The most effective ways to avoid cavities are to use fluoride toothpaste, brush and floss frequently, and limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods and beverages.

What food categories should I stay away from for improved dental health?

The foods and beverages that are high in sugar and acid, as well as those that are tough or sticky, should be avoided.

How can I safely whiten my teeth?

Your dentist may perform professional teeth whitening procedures on you, or you may use over-the-counter whitening solutions that have been given the American Dental Association’s seal of approval.

How do I handle a toothache?

The best thing to do if you have a toothache is to make an appointment with your dentist right away. You can take over-the-counter painkillers while waiting and rinse your mouth with warm salt water.

How do I replace missing teeth?

Answer: Depending on your specific requirements and financial situation, you can replace lost teeth with dental implants, bridges, or dentures.