It’s normal to have questions when it comes to your oral health. After all, most people in the Treasure Valley don’t go to school to become a dentist. Instead, it’s best to enlist the help of a dental professional when it comes to your teeth and gums. That’s why Summit Dental Group would like to provide you with answers to some of the most frequently asked Boise dental questions.
Common Boise Dental Questions
How Often Should I Visit My Dentist?
It’s important to visit your Boise dentist at least twice a year, once every six months. However, if you have gum disease, you may need more frequent visits. The same holds true for those undergoing orthodontic treatments.
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
Yes! Dental X-Rays are extremely safe. The radiation levels produced are so low that you would receive the same amount from a short airplane ride. In fact, digital X-rays are safe enough for children and pregnant women.
What Is A Cavity?
Everyone in the Treasure Valley knows that a cavity is bad news. However, many don’t know exactly what a cavity is. A cavity is a small hole that develops due to tooth decay. In other words, this decay eats away at the enamel, resulting in an empty space that affects the structural integrity of a tooth. That’s why it’s important to get a cavity repaired because they will continue to grow larger over time.
What Is The Best Way To Replace A Missing Tooth?
While this answer is different for everybody, Summit Dental Group often recommends getting a dental implant. A dental implant is the only treatment that restores both the crown and root of a tooth. This, in turn, provides you with a natural-looking and functional tooth that can be trusted for up to 30 years.
How Long Do Dental Restorations Last?
A common misconception that people have is that their dental restorations will last forever. However, this is rarely true. Just like anything else, dental restorations will eventually break down or become loose. Even worse, they can allow decay to enter a tooth, making it more problematic than helpful. Although you can expect your dental restorations to last forever, you can do your part to extend their longevity. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth daily and visiting your Boise dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. This will help to keep your dental restoration in good condition for as long as possible.
What Is The Best Way To Whiten My Teeth?
We get this question all the time. However, there’s no set answer that applies to everyone. The fastest and most effective way to whiten your teeth is with an in-office whitening procedure. However, some patients may only require Crest Professional White Strips to achieve optimal results. Our best advice is to speak with your Boise dentist about what treatment they would recommend.
Summit Dental Group
We hope this helps answer some of your most common Boise dental questions. If you would like more information, contact Summit Dental Group by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 345-8962. We look forward to seeing you!