At Kiefer Family Dental, Dr. Adam Kiefer gets asked many questions from his patients. He loves being able to let patients know how important dental health is, with facts and tips. Listed below are six frequently asked questions he gets asked most often.
1 – Should I Be Early for My First Appointment?
Yes! New patients should arrive 30 – 45 minutes prior to their appointments. This gives you and our staff the necessary time to gather information and fill out the necessary paperwork.
2 – Should I Go to the Dentist Regularly?
Of course, you should. A regular dental check-up is important so that you are able to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. It is recommended that you visit a dentist every six months. Your dentist may recommend more. It all depends on your dental health when you arrived.
Going to the dentist regularly will ensure that your teeth are being managed properly by a professional. Regular teeth cleanings are essential to the health of your smile.
3 – How Do I Prevent Cavities?
The main way to prevent cavities is the use of fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen your teeth. Using it will also help you to prevent cavities. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste is also highly recommended.
Daily flossing also removes the leftover food and bacteria that can be hidden within the crevices of the tooth.
Curbing your love of sweets and sodas will also help. Food and drinks that are high in sugary content do major damage to teeth over time. Especially if they aren’t managed well.
4 – How Can I Get My Kids to Brush?
Starting oral hygiene practices for your children early on by being a good example. Having them beginning to brush their teeth every morning with you as part of a routine will allow them to comfortable with teeth cleaning.
Also, introducing them to a dentist at a young age will make it easier when they get older. Each child responds differently to the dentist, but turning the act of brushing your teeth into a game, a sing-a-long or something they can enjoy works wonders.
5 – What Do I Do Regarding Sensitive Teeth?
Sensitive teeth usually means that tooth decay is occurring and some of your enamel has worn away. There are also chances that sensitive teeth can have a different underlying problem.
Speak to your dentist about sensitive teeth to get to the root of the problem. Toothpaste for sensitive teeth is available. Fluoride gel can help ease oral pain as well. Avoid brushing your teeth hard and acidic foods.
6 – Does Whitening Toothpaste Really Work?
Whitening toothpaste works by attacking the stains on the surface of teeth. Although this seems like it may help, ignoring the underlying problem only delays the issue. Teeth begin to change color once they are stained no only on the outside but throughout the tooth.
Non-whitening toothpaste works by not only attacking the outside stains but also by restoring the health of your teeth and mouth. Unless you already have very white teeth, whitening toothpaste will not show much of a result.
We at Kiefer Family Dental hope that the answers for six frequently asked questions was helpful. The office of Kiefer Family Dental provides the best in modern dentistry for individuals and families including solving all dental issues you may encounter.
Our highly-qualified dentists and gentle hygienists work hard to combine knowledge and skill with the latest in technology to give our patients the best possible dental outcomes. With services ranging from periodontal therapy, oral surgery. dental implants, dentures and even being set up for Invisalign clear braces, Kiefer Family Dental is your Evansville, Indiana A+ dental choice. Call (812) 424-9506 or use the website to book an appointment online.