Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Worcester, MA
Answering All of Your Dental Concerns
Do you have questions about any of the treatments we offer? Would you like to learn how to take better care of your smile at home? Below, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that we receive from our patients for your convenience. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, call us!
How often should I change out my toothbrush?
It’s recommended that you change out your toothbrush every three months, whenever you notice the bristles are beginning to fray, or after you’ve gotten over being sick. This will prevent the accumulation of bacteria on the head of your toothbrush that could transfer to your mouth.
What types of problems can a dentist see on an X-ray?
Dental X-rays are an important part of routine preventive care because they allow dentists to spot oral health conditions that aren’t visible to the naked eye, including:
- Interproximal cavities
- Tooth infections
- Decay existing beneath fillings/restorations
- Bone loss
Do you see children?
Yes! Our team sees patients of all ages, including children and teens. We offer several kid-friendly treatments, like sportsguards, fluoride treatments, silver diamine fluoride, dental sealants, and children’s checkups and cleanings.
Are dental implants the best tooth replacement solution?
It’s important to recognize that every patient’s smile and body is different, so there’s no singular “best” solutions for problems like missing teeth. That being said, dental implants in Worcester are a highly recommended treatment due to the variety of unique benefits that they offer, including prevention of jawbone deterioration, which traditional restorations don’t provide.
Will my dental insurance benefits cover the cost of dental implants?
Every dental insurance plan differs, so in order to determine whether yours will cover the cost of dental implants, it’s best to reach out to them directly. That being said, in some cases, a patient’s dental policy will extend benefits to certain parts of the procedure, including preparatory treatments.
How do I know if I’m experiencing a dental emergency?
Many patients put off visiting their emergency dentist in Worcester because they’re afraid of making a big deal our of nothing. Unfortunately, this can result in worsening oral health problems. We recommend coming in for an emergency appointment if you’re experiencing oral pain, endured trauma, or notice any persistent, out-of-the-ordinary symptoms.