Here at Summit Woods Family Dental Care in Jackson we get asked a lot of questions by our patients- and we love it! We know that when you have the answers to your questions you’re empowered to take charge of your own health. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the answers to the five questions most frequently asked by our patients.

Why should I go to the dentist if I have no pain?

Regular exams can help you spot potential problems before they become big issues. Besides this, getting your teeth professionally cleaned and checked over by a dentist keeps them whiter, brighter, and your breath smelling fresher.

What kind of toothbrush should I use?

For healthy teeth and gums it’s better to select a soft-bristled toothbrush with mixed bristle heights. Both electric and manual toothbrushes can clean teeth effectively if proper technique is used. Brushes should be replaced every 3-4 months, before bristles become bent and rough.

Do I really need to floss?

Even if you brush perfectly, it doesn’t eliminate the need to floss. Only flossing can clean plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gumline.

What are some early signs of dental problems?

If you notice any oral pain, sores, redness, bleeding, chipped or sensitive teeth, or unusually bad breath don’t hesitate to call your dentist and schedule an appointment to have your mouth checked out.

What is the best way to get whiter teeth?

Many whitening products such as gels and pastes are sold over the counter, but they will only produce limited results. If you want to see maximum whitening that lasts, talk to your dentist about in-office whitening. If you do choose to go the over-the-counter route, be sure to choose a product with the FDA seal. Be careful not to use them over a long period of time, as they could damage your tooth enamel.

If you have further questions about your teeth and how to care for them, call us today at Summit Woods Family Dental Care in Jackson to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

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