At Perfect Smiles, we want our dental patients who are new to our office to feel comfortable in our care. Patient education is at the forefront of our mission. We want patients to learn the best methods of caring for their smiles to prevent further dental problems or complications. On this page, read the answers to dental FAQs about dentistry and our office in Bensalem, PA. We welcome patients to call our office if they require treatment or have further questions.
Common Dental FAQs
There are several questions that many patients can have about routine dental care and their specific dental needs:
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. Over time, bacteria can accumulate on the brush, which contributes to tooth decay or gum disease. The bristles on the toothbrush can also wear down and not efficiently clean the mouth.
Can you replace missing teeth?
Yes, we offer restorative dental solutions that restore one or more lost permanent teeth. Dental implants are known as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. We work with a local surgeon to place the implants. Then, we create a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures using scans of the patient’s smile. Implants may replace a single missing tooth or secure bridges and dentures which replace rows or arches of missing teeth.
How do I care for my child’s baby teeth?
We recommend that parents clean their child’s gums before their teeth emerge. Once the primary, or baby teeth come in, parents can brush their child’s teeth with an infant toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste. We will also recommend that parents bring their children for their first visit to our office after their first birthday.
What do I do if my teeth or gums hurt?
Please contact our office for an appointment. Severe tooth or gum pain is often an indicator of a larger problem. Toothaches may be caused by dental decay and cavities. Gum sensitivity or pain is usually a symptom of gum inflammation or gum disease. We will evaluate your teeth and gums to determine if you require antibiotics, a root canal, dental extraction, or periodontal therapy.
Contact Perfect Smiles Today
If you have any remaining questions for our dental team, you can request a dental consultation on our website. Alternatively, you can call our office for care at 215-770-1081. We will always be happy to help you get the answers to your oral health questions.