Frequently Asked Dental Questions
Do you have a question about dental care? Check out DiMichaelangelo Family Dentistry’s most frequently asked questions.
When should I bring my child for their first dental visit?
When your child turns one year old, it’s a great time to bring them in. Let them sit on your lap while you get your exam! We want them to become comfortable and familiar with our office and staff.
I’m nervous about dental treatment… Can you help?
We will do everything we can to make your visit comfortable and relaxed. We can provide sedation to calm you during your procedure. Discuss this with your dentist to figure out which sedation option is right for you.
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
Change your toothbrush every three to four months. Bent bristles don’t clean your teeth as effectively as new, straight ones!
Do I really need to floss?
Yes, you do! Flossing is the best way to remove food and plaque from between teeth and below the gumline. If it isn’t removed, the plaque will turn to tartar and cause cavities and gum disease.
What are sealants?
Sealants protect the pitted surfaces of molars from cavities. It’s nearly impossible to keep those surfaces clean, so sealants provide a layer of protection! Kids from ages 6-12 benefit from sealants.