General Dentistry FAQs

At Mountainside Dental Group, we differentiate ourselves from other dental offices by providing our patients with an attentive, one-on-one experience. When you come to us for general dentistry procedures, we take the time to inform you about all of your options and what the procedure will entail. Our team is friendly, and we are capable of administering any type of dentistry service in a gentle and comfortable manner. Experience the Mountainside Dental Group difference today!

Answers to Your Dentistry Questions

Being informed is important when you need dental work or are choosing to undergo a dental procedure. You can always call us and have your questions answered, but here are the answers to some of the most common dental questions.

Why should I go to the dentist regularly?

Regular dentist visits allow your dentist to catch small problems before they become more serious. Your dental health is also related to your heart health, so going to the dentist regularly is also important for your general health.

How can I prevent cavities?

The best ways to avoid cavities are to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after every meal and get your teeth cleaned professionally at least twice a year.

What causes morning breath?

Morning breath is caused by a lack of saliva when you are sleeping. This is common if you breathe through your mouth while you sleep.

What can I do about sensitive teeth?

Some home remedies for sensitive teeth include using desensitizing toothpaste, rinsing your mouth with hydrogen peroxide, and rinsing your mouth with a solution of warm water and ¾ teaspoon of salt.

When should I change my toothbrush?

For most people, it’s recommended to change your toothbrush every three or four months.

How long will the results of teeth whitening last?

It varies based on what you typically eat and how well you take care of your teeth. The effects of teeth whitening can last up to three years or just six months.

What should I do about bleeding gums?

Bleeding gums could be a sign of periodontal disease, so you should see a dentist as soon as possible.

Why do my teeth darken?

Underneath the enamel of your teeth is yellow dentin. As you age, the enamel naturally wears away, exposing the dentin and making your teeth look darker.

How do I get rid of bad breath?

Brushing your teeth after every meal, brushing your tongue, rinsing with mouthwash, and seeing your dentist regularly are the best ways to deal with bad breath.

Which toothpaste should I choose?

Your dentist will have the best advice about what toothpaste you should be using based on sensitivity and your specific oral hygiene needs.

Visit Our General Dentistry Center Today

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to keep up with your dental health. Here at Mountainside Dental Group, we provide a vast array of dental services, from fillings to veneers, and everything in between. Your dental health is too important to go unchecked. Schedule your personalized appointment today!

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