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How Many Times a Year Should I Go to the Dentist

Question number seven. This question I get all the time. How many times a year should I go to see my dentist? You want to get in the habit of having your teeth professionally cleaned four times per year. I know this sounds like a lot, but it’s a really small price to pay if it means that in exchange, you’ll have peace of mind, and you’ll have really clean teeth.

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What Age Should I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist

Question number six. At what age do I start taking my kid to the dentist? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking your child to the dentist by the age of one or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Baby teeth begin growing in around six months of age, now if we’re being realistic it can be tough to bring in such a young child to the dentist.

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Is Teeth Whitening Bad For Your Teeth

And question number five, is teeth whitening really bad for your teeth? Listen, everything in moderation, guys. If you’re getting a little obsessive with the teeth whitening, it can weaken and damage the tooth structure, but if you bleach your teeth once a year for example, you’ll have nothing to worry about.

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What Should I Look For in a Dentist

Question number four. What do I look for when searching for a new dentist? There are several things to consider here. Number one, when you’re searching for a new dentist you want to call the office and ask the staff member if the dentist wears dental loops. These are basically magnifying glasses that a dentist wears to see exponentially better. Although this is not considered standard of care for a dentist, it certainly should be. If the staff member answers no to this question, run.

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Is Radiation From Dental X-Rays Bad

Number two, should people be concerned about the radiation from dental x-rays? Patients frequently declined dental x-rays because they’re worried about the harmful effects and the potential radiation exposure they can be experiencing. The answer to this question is that while dental x-rays do produce radiation, the amount or dose is infinitely small and does not pose a risk. Not to mention with the advent of things like protective barriers and digital sensors, dentist are further reducing the amount of exposure to their patients. For comparison, here are a few things that most people come across in their daily lives that also exposed them to radiation.

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Invisalign Fort Lauderdale FL vs Traditional Braces: Pros and Cons

People who need teeth straightening and health have a hard time choosing between Invisalign aligners and traditional braces. While the ultimate choice or recommendation belongs to the dentist, patients still need to know what to expect from each of the two orthodontic solutions. Today, our Invisalign Fort Lauderdale FL specialists are here to offer you a quick and comprehensive guide on the pros, cons, and highlights of these two types of interventions.

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Preventative Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale Florida

Healthy tooth care begins with brushing and flossing. Proper brushing and flossing are the most important things you can do to keep your teeth and gums in healthy condition. If you are not brushing twice a day and not flossing every day, if you are not brushing and flossing effectively, then it’s a losing battle. You’re not going to remove the plaque and the tartar. Continue reading