Dr. James C. DeFinnis's Dental Blog

Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Common Oral Health Questions

Your teeth are extremely tough—they have to be, as each bite packs about 70 pounds’ worth of pressure. Indeed, your chompers are a fascinating example of why the human body is such an impressive machine, and there’s still a lot about them that the average person doesn’t know.

Beyond brushing after each meal, flossing once a day, and visiting the dentist every six months, there’s still so much more to learn about oral health. Below are some of the most common questions that doctors get from their patients:

My Teeth Have No Problems, can I Skip my Next Checkup?

So your dentist found no problems with your teeth? That’s great! However, this doesn’t mean that regular checkups are no longer necessary. Remember, treating dental problems is just part of a dentist’s job—equally important is the task of catching problems as they develop so they don’t become huge headaches later on.

My Tooth Got Knocked Out! What do I Do?

A lost tooth is not necessarily a lost cause. If you can gather the broken pieces, soak them in milk, and get dental attention as soon as possible, there’s a great probability that the teeth can be re-implanted.

Are Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Solutions Effective?

To some extent, yes, they can minimize stains and lighten the teeth’s color by about one shade. If you want whiter teeth than that, however, your best bet is still professional teeth whitening from a trusted dentist.


July 15, 2014 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Bruxism, Cavities, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, Emergency Dentistry, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Just for Fun, Missing Teeth, Office Technology, Oral Hygiene, Restorative Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, Tooth Sensitivity, White Fillings | , ,

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