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4 Common Questions From Our Dental Patients

Posted by SILVER FIRS DENTAL on Feb 12 2021, 08:38 AM

Dental health is one such area of health to which most people give the least importance and, as a result, end up incurring a huge amount of loss, be it in terms of their health or wealth. Most of the time, the delay in any dental treatment costs more amount of money than it actually would have cost in the first place. 

Midst of all these, there are some common questions that our dental patients at Silver Firs Dental frequently asking us. Let us look into that in detail and discuss them. 

Why should I go to the dentist regularly? 

As discussed earlier, many people don't have a habit of visiting their dentist regularly and end-up bearing more trouble. Unlike other health issues in the body, the dental problem only show-up when they have reached the final stage, and as a result, patients tend to invest more to get it treated, and at the same time, they also undergo severe pain. When people visit their dentist only when they face any problem, then it is called crisis treatment. The key advantage of visiting the dentist is that they will help identify the possible problem on your way and hence can be treated before it starts creating any problem. 

Brushing is enough, right? Why should I floss? 

Brushing is a good habit, and brushing the teeth twice daily will keep your dental health in a good place. However, just brushing will not be enough. There are millions of microscopic creatures that feed on the food particles that are left on your teeth, which can be removed by flossing the teeth. 

Why does the dentist take X-rays? 

There are many diseases of the teeth and the surrounding tissue that are not visible through the naked eyes, and hence to examine them, the dentist makes use of X-rays. An X-ray may reveal many things of which some of them are mentioned below:

  • Minute areas of decay between the teeth
  • Infection of the bone
  • Cysts or abscesses
  • Some types of tumors
  • Developmental abnormalities 

How long will the teeth whitening last?

The length of the time in teeth whitening varies just like every other dental procedure. If you have the habit of smoking, drinking, or consuming coffee, tea, or other beverages, the expectancy of teeth whitening decreases gradually. But to speak generally, it is seen that the teeth whitening will last for a year, and if you maintain it properly, the time length can increase. 



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