FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) How many times we should visit a dentist in a year?
Your dentist can determine how often you should visit a dental office, based on examination and evaluation of your total health status and many other factors, such as: examination of your mouth and X-rays; existence of gum disease and bone loss; examination of existing fillings, crowns or implants; dentures; how quickly calculus (tartar) builds up and attaches to your tooth surface; oral cancer screening; detection of tumours or cysts; eruption of your wisdom teeth; your age; if you have orthodontic appliances.
2) When should my child have their first X-rays of their teeth?
Generally, dentists determine when the child needs to take their first X-ray based on the founding and evaluation of overall mouth health status of the child. Generally, children should have X-rays when they have cavities between the teeth, and dentists take X-ray to detect them. Similarly, if there is some trauma to the teeth, or there are missing teeth, and this needs to be followed up with a dental professional.
- Morning time: reduced cleaning action of saliva flow during sleep.
- Dry mouth: from certain medications or from breathing through the mouth.
- Tobacco products: dry the mouth and give bad breath.
- Certain foods: odour causing compounds.