FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO YOU TAKE _____ INSURANCE?
We take all major types of insurance! If you don’t believe yours is a major form of insurance please reach out to us and we’ll let you know!
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT SARNIA DENTAL CARE?
The best way to schedule an appointment is to call the office at 519-344-1866. We can then find the best time for your visit!
I HAVEN'T BEEN TO THE DENTIST IN YEARS. WHAT KIND OF APPOINTMENT DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE?
We would recommend a New Patient Exam. This includes a comprehensive oral exam, x-rays, and a cleaning. We can then see if there are any issues and provide options for how we can address them.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT I VISIT MY DENTIST EVERY 6 MONTHS?
We recommend that our patients visit our office at least twice each year to ensure their optimal oral health and to help avoid serious and costly problems. In certain cases, we may even recommend 3 or 4 visits per year in order to properly treat conditions that require more regular attention.
Maintaining a regular dental appointment schedule isn’t just good for your teeth. It’s an important part of your overall health.
WHEN SHOULD I BRING MY CHILD IN FOR THEIR FIRST VISIT?
It is a little-known fact that a child’s primary teeth are vital to the long-term health of their permanent adult teeth. The premature loss of primary teeth as a result of accidents or decay can cause serious problems, including poorly spaced and crooked adult teeth. As a result, it is just as important to care for a child’s baby teeth as it is for the adult teeth that follow.
HOW DO I PREVENT BAD BREATH?
Depending on the type of bad breath, the treatment usually begins with ensuring meticulous oral hygiene. Your dentist or dental hygienist will check for gum disease and if necessary, prepare a detailed treatment plan. Tongue scraping should also become an important part of daily home care and part of your regular tooth brushing routine.
WHY IS FLOSSING SO IMPORTANT?
The use of dental floss or tape once a day can clean these difficult to reach surfaces and provide you with a truly clean and healthy mouth. It takes just a few minutes per day, and the payback is a cleaner and healthier mouth. Please contact our office if you have any questions about the proper care of your teeth and gums. Any one of our staff members will be happy to answer your questions.
MY PARTNER SAYS I GRIND MY TEETH WHEN I SLEEP. IS THIS SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT?
Night guards look much like a sports mouth guard but are specially designed to prevent muscle tension and withstand the intense pressure exerted by tooth grinders. Only your dental office can provide a custom-made night guard that will fit your teeth perfectly.
Ask us about dental night guards or other treatments available to relieve tension and discomfort in the jaw and neck.
HOW DOES WHAT I EAT AFFECT MY DENTAL HEALTH, AND WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MY TEETH AND GUMS?
We’ve all heard, “You are what you eat,” and this is especially true when dealing with our dental health. It is particularly important to keep an eye on your midday snacks and to take regular care of your dental needs throughout the day.
Many of us enjoy little snacks between meals. The problem is that these snacks, often starchy and/or high in sugar content, can leave the teeth and gums exposed to the decay-causing elements left behind by the snack. When snacking, try nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables instead of sugary and salty items like chocolate, chips, and pretzels. Also, if you drink coffee, try drinking more water to cut down on stain issues.
To maintain a regular cleaning routine, try keeping a toothbrush with you for brushing after lunch each day in addition to brushing and flossing in the morning and evening. Also, be sure to maintain a regular appointment schedule with your dentist.
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