How often do I need teeth cleaning?
Usually dentists recommend 6 months regular professional dental cleaning and checkup,but it is not always suitable for everyone. The cleaning frequency depends on individuals oral health conditions. For someone has crowded/ mal-positioned teeth, no regular flossing or already has compromised gum/supporting bone, we recommend 3-4 months teeth cleaning rather than waiting to 6 months period. We also suggest more frequent dental cleaning for patients during special working or life time, like heavy business travels or pregnancy, nursing period.
Fluoride-containing compounds are used in topical and systemic fluoride therapy for preventing teeth decay. They are used for water fluoridation and in many products associated with oral hygiene.
Most dental professionals recommend topical Fluoride delivery methods, like fluoride toothpaste or fluoride mouth rinse for most people. For kids who may swallow the toothpaste, causing potential systemic poisoning, parents need carefully observe their kids oral cleaning habits before using topical fluoride products.
Why do I need to have x-rays?
x-rays allow your dentist to see areas of your teeth and mouth that would otherwise be invisible. This means that your dentist could detect and treat dental problems before you are even aware of them!
Common dental procedures