Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Holliston, MA
Answering All of Your Dental Questions
Do you have questions about any of the services we offer? Would you like to learn how you can improve your at-home oral hygiene routine and reduce your risk of developing certain oral health problems? We’re here to answer all of your dental-related questions so you can take the best care of your smile. Below, we’ve addressed some of the most common questions we receive from our patients for your convenience.
How often should I change out my toothbrush?
We recommend changing out your toothbrush every three months, whenever you notice the bristles are beginning to fray, or after you get over illness. This will keep bacteria from accumulating on the head of your toothbrush and transferring to your mouth.
What’s the best option for replacing my missing teeth?
The best solution to replace your missing teeth really depends on your individual goals and aesthetic desires. For patients who are looking for tried-and-true treatments that can restore the basic function and appearance of their smile, we may recommend traditional bridges or dentures. If you’re looking for a more lifelike restoration that looks and feels like your home-grown teeth, we may suggest dental implants. We’ll be sure to discuss all of your treatment options with you during your consultation.
What should I look for in a good dentist?
Every patient’s goal is to find a long-term dentist that they can trust to advocate for them and provide high-quality dentistry. We can tell you all day long that’s what we do, but nothing means more than coming to that conclusion for yourself. That’s why we recommend that our patients check out our doctors’ biography to view their education and whether they stay up-to-date with the latest in their field. We also welcome potential patients to read our reviews on Google to get an idea of what patients think about the care that we’re offering here at our practice.
Should I visit a dentist if my jaw is hurting?
If you’re experiencing chronic jaw pain, lockjaw, or routine clicking and popping sounds whenever you open and close your mouth, it could be caused by a condition known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD for short. Our team can diagnose and treat the issue in-office, providing you with lasting relief. If necessary, we can also refer you to a specialist.
Do you treat children?
Yes! Our team loves treating children of all ages and helping them get passionate about taking care of their smiles. Whether your little one is a toddler or you have a teen in the house, we offer a wide array of treatments to help keep their smiles happy and healthy as they grow up.
How can I help my child avoid cavities?
Cavities are among the most common oral health problems that affect children. We offer dental sealants to help reduce your child’s risk of decay by making brushing and flossing easier and more effective.