Q: If I brush and floss, do I still need to see a dentist?
A: Yes! Even with the best tooth brush and the most dedicated at-home dental hygiene, oral health problems can still happen. Regular check-ups will allow our Orlando dentists to catch small issues before they become big problems.
Q: How often do I need teeth cleanings?
A: Dr. Miranda recommends a professional dental exam and teeth cleaning every six months. People who have suffered from gum disease or who are more prone to build-ups of plaque and tartar, can benefit from more frequent professional cleanings.
Q: What is a dental sealant?
A: A dental sealant is clear plastic material applied to the chewing surface areas of the back teeth (premolars and molars). This area is where decay most often occurs. Sealants work as a barrier that protects teeth from plaque and tartar.
Q: Why are my teeth sensitive?
A: There are many, many different causes for tooth sensitivity. The most common causes include: receding gums, cavities, and cracked or damaged teeth. Make an appointment with Dr. Miranda to examine your teeth and find the solution to relieve the discomfort from sensitivity.