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It is important to see your dentist regularly for check ups and cleanings in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums!
At your first visit, you will be requested to present your insurance information, fill out patient forms, and review privacy practice documents. You can speed up this process by downloading the forms on our website and bringing them with you to your first visit.
Next, radiographs or “xrays” are taken to provide the diagnostic tools for your dentist to combine with the clinical examination.
Your dentist will complete your exam, review your treatment options, and answer any questions you may have regarding the dental procedures. This process on average takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
At Briter Dental, we are dedicated to providing each patient with the most comprehensive, comfortable experience possible. We believe this is primarily achieved through a thorough patient interview and patient education at the very first dental appointment! We look forward to meeting you and your family!
Some products have various flavors (such as bubble gum or berry), which can be enticing to young patients, while adults tend to appreciate minty flavored toothpastes. The only key concept to be considered is that you make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride. Whitening toothpastes should be used cautiously if you have sensitivity on your teeth, as they may contain peroxides or abrasive particles that may make your teeth more sensitive.
In keeping your teeth clean between professional cleanings, it is important to use the proper brushing techniques, as reviewed with your dental healthcare professional.
Of these reasons, the most common reason is plaque accumulation along the gum line. Plaque itself has bacteria in it, and thus causes inflammation and bleeding when hygiene is not maintained.
Your dentist will be happy to review your health history, hygiene, and proper brushing techniques. Schedule an appointment today to start smiling ‘briter!’
Patients may seek the help of an orthodontist for cosmetic reasons as well as health reasons. Dental misalignments and irregularities can cause inability to chew properly, poor function of teeth, TMJ pain, sleep apnea or snoring, inability to maintain good oral hygiene, and low self-confidence. The orthodontist is available to help correct crowding, crossbites, openbites, overbites, underbites, and jaw growth abnormalities.
With the aid of braces, Invisalign, retainers, and other special appliances, the orthodontist works to align or guide teeth into their proper positions.
If you are considering straightening your smile or are concerned about the alignment of your teeth, call us today to get your free consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Sara Ekhlassi!