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Does cleaning cause harm to our teeth?
No, professional cleaning done by ultrasonic equipment will not harm your teeth. In fact, it is essential that one gets cleaning done professionally, at least once in a year, to keep the gums and teeth free from disease.
Does extraction of teeth result in damage to the eyes?
This is a total myth. The blood supply and the nerve supply to the teeth and eyes are completely independent.
Does one have to get a filling done as soon as one spots a discolouration on the tooth?
Yes, it is important to consult a dentist at the earliest because it is easier and less cumbersome to deal with a discoloration or a cavity in the initial stage.
How frequently are dental visits necessary?
In dentistry, the pain due to a problem will come in the last stages and by that time, it is too late to save the tooth. So it is advisable that regular check up should be done for all patient, one should definitely go for a dental visit once a year if not after six months.
What is good age to take a child to a dentist?
It is a good idea to take a child to a dental clinic around 3 years of age when all the milk teeth have erupted. It helps in making the child get used to the dental clinic and the dentist even if there is no immediate problem. It also instills good oral habits in the children right from early childhood.
Is dental treatment painful?
No, when proper techniques are used, most dental care can be extremely comfortable and pain free. We use only the most modern and effective pain control techniques.
Is it easy to schedule an appointment?
We have excellent office hours and most of our patients are given appointments within a reasonable time period. Emergency patients are seen and treated immediately.
What causes gum recession?
Like the economy, the recession can become depression if not controlled. Recession occurs from multiple factors: over aggressive tooth brushing, genetics, mal-positioned teeth, aging, or occlusal disease where one clenches or grinds or a combination of the above.
"I'm apprehensive", "I don't like needles", "I hate dentists", what now?
Well, me too. I'd hate dentists if I had to go every 6 months to get more fillings, crowns, etc. That is why I preach prevention, whereby once your mouth is restored; you protect it just like changing oil in your newly rebuilt car engine.

Good diet and home care is the solution to long range fear problem. In the mean time, I invite anyone to come in, take a tour, meet the staff and myself to discuss your concerns and fears. Then, if you decide to pursue having us as your dental health leader, we'll address your fears. We have a multitude of approaches to quell your apprehension.
Are silver fillings, fluoride or x-rays, a danger to my health? What are the alternatives?
Dental amalgam, or silver filling material, is a mixture of mercury, and an alloy of silver, tin and copper. The release of mercury in silver fillings is so small that it is much less than what patients are exposed to in food, air and water. There are, however, other materials that can be used for restorations. These include gold, porcelain, and composite resins.

Fluoride is a compound of the element fluorine, which is found universally throughout nature in water, soil, air and in most foods. Fluoride is absorbed easily into the tooth enamel, especially in children's growing teeth. Once teeth are developed, fluoride makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage is visible.

Radiographs, or x-rays, help your dentist determine the presence or degree of periodontal disease, abscesses, and many abnormal growths such as cysts and tumors. They can help pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease that may not be possible to detect through a visual examination. All of our health care providers are sensitive to patients' concerns about exposure to radiation. All our doctors have been trained to prescribe radiographs when they are appropriate and to tailor the radiograph schedule to your individual needs. By using state-of-the-art technology, such as digital radiography, and by staying knowledgeable about recent advances, our staffs are able to use appropriate techniques, procedures and equipment to minimize your exposure to radiation.