Our dental office is pleased to answer the many dental-related questions of our patients. This section of our web site provides questions and answers for many frequently asked dental questions. If you have a question, please submit it to us via our contact page.
- How can I brighten my smile?
- What can cosmetic dentistry do for me?
- When should my child first visit the dentist?
- What if I am nervous about going to the dentist?
- Am I a candidate for dental implants?
- Should I brush or floss first?
- How often should I replace my toothbrush?
How can I brighten my smile?
Our practice offers in-office and supervised at-home teeth whitening systems. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellowish hued teeth will probably bleach well; brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well; and grayish hued teeth may not bleach well at all. Likewise, bleaching may not enhance your smile if you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth. The whitener will not affect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
What can cosmetic dentistry do for me?
Cosmetic Dentistry is the art and science of designing a healthier, beautiful, natural looking smile. Look carefully at your smile. If you feel it could be better, you should consider Cosmetic Dentistry. Being certain that your smile makes you look your best will give you confidence in your everyday activities while improving your professional and personal image. Anyone who wants a whiter or straighter smile is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. If you have crooked, yellowing teeth, gaps, a gummy smile or are self-conscious about your smile, it can be transformed.
When should my child first visit the dentist?
“First visit by first birthday” is the recommendation of our office. Your child should visit a dentist at an early age; a early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future.
What if I am nervous about going to the dentist?
Our dental office provides a warm and caring environment for all patients, as we realize some people feel a little nervous at the thought of going to the dentist. Our team takes extra care to help patients be more relaxed; and our office uses the latest dental technology to help minimize any discomfort.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Implant patients are of all ages; and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. Dr. Le, as an Alexandria implant dentist, can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
Replace your toothbrush every three or four months – or sooner if the bristles become frayed. A worn toothbrush will not do a good job of cleaning your teeth. If you have a question or would like to schedule an appointment, please use our contact page.