Frequently Asked Questions

How can I reduce cavities daily?

Come into our office for a caries risk assessment to determine if you are susceptible to dental decay. If so, we will use the CariFree system to reduce your risk.

How often do I need to brush?

You should brush two times per day for two minutes. It is very important that you keep up a good routine to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Is floride beneficial to my oral health?

Flouride helps teeth resist decay. It reduces the ability of acids to demineralize your teeth. It can also inhibit decay-causing bacteria.

I have diabetes. Should I have any dental-related concerns?

Patients with uncontrolled diabetes may experience more severe periodontal problems. This may lead to further health complications. Make sure to let us know how your diabetes is being managed, so we can ensure that your dental maintenance plan is right for you.

Is it okay to have a dental check-up when I'm pregnant?

It is important to maintain regular checkups during pregnancy because pregnant women with gum disease are at increased risk for premature births and low-weight babies. Dental decay is a communicable disease that can be passed from mother to child. Therefore, it's important to reduce the degree of bacteria in the mother and to treat her cavities before the birth of the child.

Did you know?There is a strong link between cardiac health and oral health.










        

Technology & Products

CariFree System

At Simonsen Dental, we have incorporated the CariFree system into our practice as a way to help you prevent future cavities. Cavities are caused by a bacterial infection known in the dental profession as "caries." This infection is not only treatable, but preventable. CariFree and Simonsen Dental are here to help you with assistance and products that assess, treat and prevent the caries infection.

Diagnodent Laser

We've invested in the latest technologies—such as the intraoral camera and the DIAGNOdent laser—to catch cavities at the earliest detectable stage. More and more patients place value on healthy and attractive teeth. It's essential to receive the earliest possible care to maintain teeth in prime condition. DIAGNOdent aids in the detection of caries. It can detect even very small lesions, enabling us to protect and preserve your tooth substance and minimize the destruction of your tooth structure.

Did you know? Dry mouth affects millions of people. It's a source of discomfort and also puts you at a higher risk for developing cavities. If you've experienced dry mouth, talk to us and we'll help improve your situation.



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