Frequently Asked Dental Questions Windham

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Having a clearer understanding of oral health and hygiene is important when it comes to ensuring the longevity of your family’s smiles. This is why it is beneficial to partner with members of our Windham dental team so that we can provide clarity and trustworthy care. Have questions about how to handle a particular problem? Unsure if you can expect pain throughout the treatment process? Want to know how you can pay for your necessary care? Allow us to provide the answers you need and deserve.

Why is it necessary to see the dentist twice each year?

Your dentist is your ally. Their goal is to help you defeat tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other serious dental problems, all while making sure your teeth and gums look and feel their best. With the help of specialized instruments and technologies, they can see and detect issues long before they become serious problems. By allowing our team to examine your smile twice each year, we can target decay, gum disease, and more on a level that cannot be seen by the naked eye.

How often do I need to switch out my toothbrush?

Our team at Roosevelt Dental recommends that you switch out your toothbrush every 3-4 months. This is also recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA). The reason is that bacteria and harmful viruses can reside on the bristles, opening your mouth to potential infection. If you discover that you’re sick with the flu or another similar virus, you may need to swap out your brush earlier to avoid reinfection.

Will it hurt to have a tooth extracted?

No, it will not hurt to have a tooth removed simply because you will receive local anesthesia before the procedure begins. We will make sure that you do not feel anything once we start to remove the tooth. Although it might seem a bit unnerving at first, we can also provide sedation dentistry should you need it to help calm your nerves.

Will you take my dental insurance?

Our practice is pleased to be in-network with multiple PPO dental insurance plans, so you do not need to worry. Even if we are not in-network, we will still file your claims and help you get the maximum reimbursement.