- Q: Are Veneers Cosmetic Or Restorative Dentistry
- Q: Will I Need Metal Braces To Straighten My Teeth
- Q: Can A Dentist Help With Bad Snoring
- Q: What Is The Best Toothbrush To Use
- Q: Are Dental Implants Healthy To Get
- Q: What Is A Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- Q: Does Teeth Whitening Really Work
- Q: At What Age Should My Child Visit The Dentist For The First Time
Q: Are Veneers Cosmetic Or Restorative Dentistry?
The answer is, “Yes!” Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells bonded to the front of your teeth. They’re a cosmetic dentistry treatment because they hide damage and stains. Once placed, your smile looks beautiful. But they are also restorative dentistry because they seal up damage like chips and cracks. This prevents them from getting any worse. With dental veneers, you can make your smile healthier and better looking.
Q: Will I Need Metal Braces To Straighten My Teeth?
If you need straight teeth, you do not need to wear metal braces for 2-3 years. Instead, call us to make an appointment for Invisalign. These aligners sit over your teeth and gently move them to a better position. Because they’re made from clear plastic, they’re almost invisible when worn. Metal braces are better for some people, and they still work great at realigning your teeth and jaw. But if you do not want metal braces, you can get Invisalign instead.
Q: Can A Dentist Help With Bad Snoring?
Not every dentist can. But at DeJesus Dental Group, you can work with dentists trained to help treat sleep apnea. Bad snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea. This disorder causes you to stop breathing as you sleep. In the short-run, you can experience irritability and fatigue. Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause depression, accidents, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more. Call our Bridgeport/Trumbull dental office (203-372-1220) or our Shelton dental office (203-378-9737) today to get an appointment for sleep apnea treatment.
Q: What Is The Best Toothbrush To Use?
You do not need a toothbrush with a giant head or really hard bristles. In terms of size, you want something smaller so it can reach all areas of your mouth, including your back molars. The bristles should be soft, as they will still be strong enough to clean your teeth and gums without harming either. We recommend Sonicare to all of our patients!
Q: Are Dental Implants Healthy To Get?
When you are missing a tooth, the worst thing you can do is leave that space empty. Not only can your teeth start to slide toward that space, but food particles can collect in that gap, increasing your chances of tooth decay in nearby teeth and gum disease. And without a tooth’s root there, the bone underneath will start to deteriorate. Dental implants hold a beautiful replacement tooth in that space with a titanium root, helping avoid tooth decay, gum disease, and bone deterioration. Dental implants are actually a healthy treatment.
Q: What Is A Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Some patients have multiple problems with their teeth. For example, you could be missing teeth, have others damaged from tooth decay, and have yet another cracked and ready to fracture. A full-mouth reconstruction is a complete plan to fix all of these issues and get you healthy teeth and gums to last.
Q: Does Teeth Whitening Really Work?
A lot of store-bought teeth whitening products are made weak so they can be sold without a prescription. They do work, but it often takes so much time and repeated purchases before seeing results that professional teeth whitening usually makes more sense. Our Sapphire in-office whitening can deliver incredible results in one visit, while our take-home trays have the professional-strength whitening agent needed to truly work.
Q: At What Age Should My Child Visit The Dentist For The First Time?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you bring your child to the dentist for their first visit no later than the first birthday, or earlier if teeth have started to come in. Since prevention is so important in dentistry, this allows our dentists to look for any signs of trouble early enough to take care of things before they get big, painful, or expensive.
If you have any questions that were not answered here, call one of our offices today at 203-372-1220 for Bridgeport/Trumbull Line or 203-378-9737 for Shelton. You can also use our convenient online form to contact either location.