The Answers to the FAQs About Dentists

If you have questions about dentists, or even about dental care in general, our Smiles Dental team is thrilled to help you! The more you know about dental care, the better off your smile will be, and our dental team wants you to have a strong and successful smile—no matter what it takes! So, to help you know more, we have provided the answers to the following frequently asked questions:

Why do regular dental visits matter?
If you want to prevent tooth decay and gum disease as well as maintain a strong and healthy smile, regular dental visits are extremely important. They give our dental team the chance to deeply clean your mouth and give you the best chance at achieving your smile goals.

What are some signs that I should see the dentist?
There are many signs that mean you should visit the dentist. Some signs can be sensitive teeth, puffy gums that bleed, persistent bad breath, a toothache, or mouth pain. However, if you have any concern at all, please remember that you can always call our office for assistance.

What can I expect during a dental checkup?
When you come into our office for your checkup, you can expect a deep teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, dental X-rays, and an oral exam. If your smile is the victim of a dental issue, your dentist might begin treatment right away or discuss a better time for you to do so.

How do I maintain a healthy smile?
For a healthy smile 24/7, you need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. You also need to visit your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and exam.

What should I look for when choosing a dentist?
Here are some things to look for when choosing a dentist:

· A dentist who is a member of the ADA
· An office that is at a convenient location for you
· An office that is clean and tidy
· A dental team that makes you feel loved and welcomed
· A dentist who accepts your dental insurance
· An office that offers emergency hours
· An office that offers an appointment schedule that is convenient for you

Call 503.980.4657 today if you have additional questions that were not included in this blog! We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ken Waddell if you have fallen victim to a dental issue or if you have concerns that need attention. We are happy to help you!