Yes, most baby teeth fall out. However, you want to keep your child’s baby teeth until they naturally fall out. This allows enough room for the permanent tooth to come in, and to eliminate the possibility of infection. If a child does not take care of their baby teeth, they can get cavities and infections […]
Category: Oral Health
DO YOU TAKE MY DENTAL INSURANCE?
This sounds like a simple question that should have a simple answer.. but it is not. Just because a dentist “takes your insurance” doesn’t mean he is “in network” with your insurance. Being “in network” with an insurance company means that the dental office will follow the insurance company’s fees, and the patient will have […]
WHEN AND WHY DO I NEED A DEEP CLEANING?
A patient needs a deep cleaning when: Excessive bleeding of the gums There is bone loss surrounding their teeth There is subgingival tartar underneath their gums. A dentist can determine if a patient has bone loss/ needs a deep cleaning by measuring the spaces between their teeth and their gums, reviewing X-Rays, and by seeing […]
SHOULD I TAKE MY WISDOM TEETH OUT?
Should I take my wisdom teeth out? This is a question I get asked everyday from patients! The answer to that question depends on many factors. First and foremost is age. The younger the patient is, the easier the removal process and healing process will be. The second factor is location. If a tooth is really […]