Do I really have to go to the dentist every six months?


How frequently you go to the dental office depends on your oral health. For many individuals, this could be every six months. Regular visit helps dental professionals catch smaller issues at earlier stages and plan to address them before they can be troublesome. Your dentist can suggest you the best on how frequent you need to get teeth cleaned and checked depending on your oral health.

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Do I need x-rays at each visit?


Again, that varies per individual depending on their oral health. Dental x-rays are vital diagnostic aids that help dentist find out any small progressing issue that is not seen clinically. For examples, cavities in contact areas between teeth, receding jaw bones, any asymptomatic pathologies, etc. Radiation used in dental x-rays is very little and if you’re not sure why a specific x-ray is being taken, always ask your dentist.

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How long should I brush every time and how often I should change my toothbrush?


Brushing is advised at least twice a day if not after every meal for no more than 2 minutes. Soft bristled toothbrush is recommended. As per average scenarios, every 2-3 months is a good time to switch to a new brush because if the bristles are bent or splayed out, then they can’t be efficient and also can harm your gums. Continuous inspection of the brush head is a better way to evaluate when exactly to change a toothbrush.

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Which is the best toothpaste?


There are plenty of different brands available in market. According to oral health standards, any fluoridated toothpaste is a good option. Communicating with your dentist would help you find a toothpaste that suits the best for your dental health.

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How many times should I brush my teeth?


Brushing your teeth in the morning and after every meal during the day is recommended. Name of the game is “Keep them clean”. Also not only brushing, but flossing is equally important. Your dental office team can go over brushing and flossing methods with you that would help you the most.

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Can whitening teeth damage my teeth?


Teeth whitening as instructed by your dentist is good but overdoing it can be harmful just like overdoing anything has risks associated with it. That’s why regular monitoring visits are necessary during the whitening process.

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When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?


It is always helpful to have an early start for your child’s dental visits so that they can get familiar with the dental office and they can learn that regular dental visits are necessary for their oral health. We can see children as soon as after eruption of their first tooth. At home, you should clean their mouth regularly with damp cloth before teeth are erupted and using a soft toothbrush after teeth eruption.

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Are sweets really bad for my teeth?


Everyone has a sweet tooth and can’t just stop eating sweets right? It’s not about how much sweets are consumed, it’s about how frequently you having sweets and how long it’s staying on your teeth. Basically, sweets can provide that environment for bacteria that lead to cavities in your teeth. That’s why it is really important that you brush and floss your teeth after every meal.!

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Do teeth need fluoride?


Yes. Fluoride can prevent decay and make teeth stronger. That is why fluoridated drinking water and fluoridated toothpaste is recommended. Check with your dentist if not sure about fluoride consumption for oral health.

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What is a filling?


A cavity can damage your tooth through enamel and it will keep damaging it inside and cause nerve(pulp) involvement which can lead to pain or sensitivity unless it’s stopped. A filling is a soft resin material that is inserted into a clean tooth to restore its size and functions after drilling away the cavity. Soft resin is hardened with a curing light. Often times this procedure requires freezing of the involved tooth to make it comfortable for the patient. Sometimes filling may need to be replaced if broken or worn away over the time.

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About Our Clinic

We are an established general dentistry office in the heart of downtown London since 1984 and been serving the generations of local communities for their dental needs for over 35 years now.

Contact Info

326 Queens Ave London, ON N6B 1X4

Phone: (519) 439-6491

Web: www.queensfamilydentistry.ca

Clinic Hours

  • Monday – Wednesday –  Thursday
  • 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
  • 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday
  • 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday – Sunday
  • Closed
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