Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?
A: Wisdom teeth tend to be removed for various reasons including decay, impaction, difficult access for hygiene, and to prevent shifting of the adjacent teeth. Only with a proper examination and x-rays can your dentist determine whether your wisdom teeth should be extracted or not. Don’t hesitate to set up a consultation appointment, especially if you notice your wisdom teeth troubling you.
I am pregnant, should I still see the dentist?
A: Yes, it is important to continue to get your teeth examined and cleaned during pregnancy. Hormonal and diet changes during pregnancy can cause gum inflammation. As well, if there are any problems, such as decay or infection, it is important that it is diagnosed so we can treat these problems in a manner which will be safest for you and your baby. If you can any other questions, give us a call and book an appointment!
What can I do about spaces between my teeth?
A: There are many options to get rid of spaces between teeth. Orthodontics, bonding, veneer and crowns are options to reduce space between teeth.
What do I do if I have bad breath?
A: Bad breath can have many causes; including, poor oral hygiene, tobacco products, diet, gum disease, dental infections, medications and other health problems. It is important to document your diet and medications, then come in for an exam to help get to bottom of the cause of your bad breath.
What can I expect at my first appointment?
A: At this time we examine diagnostic radiographs to assess for decay, periodontal disease and other oral lesions. We will perform an oral cancer screening, evaluate the gums and bone around the teeth for periodontal disease, examine the dentition for teeth decay and assess existing restorations.
When should children start seeing the dentist?
A: We recommend that children have their first dental examination within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth or by age one. This will help your child get accustomed to the dental appointment experience, give us the opportunity to assess for any early dental problems, as well as, provide dental education to optimize your child’s dental health.
How often should I have a dental cleaning and check-up?
A: We generally recommend that teeth should be examined and cleaned every 6 months. In some cases, we recommend more frequent hygiene visits to help to prevent and stabilize periodontal disease.
Do I only need to see a dentist if my teeth hurt?
A: Many dental or oral problems can arise without you feeling any pain. Regular dental visits will give us the opportunity to perform a comprehensive dental examination to look from any dental problems before they cause pain.
What are your hours? Are you open on weekends?
A: At Simply Wellness, we have flexible hours to help meet your family’s busy schedule. We are open by appointment on evenings and weekends. Please call our office to book a time that meets your needs.