Don’t panic. You will need to place your tooth in a container with milk or saline until you arrive at your dentist’s office. Alternatively, you can place your tooth under your tongue. It is imperative that you visit your dentist immediately as delaying professional assistance can prevent you from saving your tooth.
On average, dental checkups are recommended every six months. Speak to your dentist about the frequency of dental checkups to determine if you need to visit more frequently.
Yes, X-rays are safe. They are extremely low in radiation and advanced digital dental imaging allows your dentist to see problems that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Feel free to speak with your dentist if you have concerns about dental X-rays.
Under normal circumstances, parents should schedule their child’s first visit between the ages of 2 to 3.
Although primary teeth are not permanent, they serve an important purpose. Not only do they reserve space in the mouth for permanent teeth to erupt, but they also require care and maintenance to prevent future issues such as premature loss, infection, or pain.
You may not think that you have a cavity or gum disease, but many times, oral conditions do not cause pain until they advance. At which point, your treatment options are more complex, extensive and there is a poorer prognosis. Routine visits are the key to maintaining your dental health and overall health.