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FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

Q: What does heart disease and other medical conditions have to do with periodontal (gum) disease?

Q: What are my options if I have missing teeth?

Q: What can be done about old, unattractive, or discolored fillings?

Q: What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Q: Why straighten teeth?