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DENTAL QUESTIONS FOR DENTOUTLINE

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is your office accepting new patients?

Yes, we welcome everybody in our new clinic in Edinburgh and we work flexible days and hours to suit everybody’s schedule!

How often should a person have a dental exam?

We agree with the specialists who recommend that all patients get a dental exam at least twice a year. Some need more visits depending on their oral health state.

How often should a person get teeth cleaning treatment?

Dental health experts recommend you get teeth cleaning treatment at least twice a year. Some need more visits depending on their oral health state.

What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

One of the easiest and non-invasive methods to get rid of stains and discolored areas on your teeth is a teeth cleaning and teeth whitening procedure. Your doctor will assess the situation and recommend you the best course of action. Sometimes, veneers and Lumineers solve this issue, together with other adjacent ones – such as uneven, crooked teeth.

What is cosmetic dentistry and how can it help improve my smile?

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialty concerned with the repair and restoration of stained, crooked, gapped, or broken teeth. Dental experts use a wide range of procedures and techniques in order to restore your smile and help you gain your health and self-confidence back. Among the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures there are teeth cleaning and teeth whitening, veneers and Lumineers, orthodontic procedures, crowns and bridges, implants and more.

What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Veneers are porcelain shells. Your cosmetic dentistry specialists will bound them to the surface of your teeth to lengthen and strengthen them. Veneers are used to camouflage gaps and restore the looks and function of chipped teeth. If you have poorly shaped teeth, veneers will also improve their looks and your overall smile and dental health. One size does not fit all, therefore your doctor will custom design your veneers to give you a perfect white smile.

What are Lumineers and how do they work?

Lumineers are brand-patented veneers – shells that are bound to the surface of your teeth. A common question among patients is whether to get veneers or Lumineers to restore their smiles. There are many differences between regular veneers and Lumineers – and not all patients are eligible for the latter. For a better understanding of this type of cosmetic and restorative approach, you should pay us a visit. Our specialists will recommend the best solution for you.

How can I tell if I have a gum disease?

Problems like gingivitis and periodontitis often go undetected until it is too late. You may experience some bad breath or gum bleeding – and think there is nothing out of the ordinary about that. However, if left untreated, gingivitis and periodontitis can lead to severe teeth and gums damage, not to mention they can jeopardize your overall health.

This is why specialists recommend regular dental exams, which are crucial to preserve your oral health. If you experience any discomfort or inconvenience, please make an appointment in our clinic.

What should I do if I have missing teeth?

Our clinic provides plenty of services to solve a missing tooth problem. If the issue is easy to fix, you will probably receive fixed and removable crowns and bridges. Depending on the issues related to your missing teeth problems, you may be eligible for full or partial dentures, cosmetic dentures, implant-retained dentures, or dental implants. The best course of action is to pay us a visit and let one of our specialists assess the situation to make the best recommendation for your case.

What can one do about old, unattractive, or discolored fillings?

The specialists in our clinic offer a wide range of options so you can have attractive, new composite filling or a porcelain inlay, onlay, or crown to replace your old fillings. We will first make a thorough assessment of the situation to understand better the level of damage underneath and learn more about the size of the original restoration or the damage. Next, we will provide you with the best treatment to restore your smile and your dental health.

How should I take care of my dental implants?

One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is that they look and act like real permanent teeth. From this point of view, dental implants’ care is similar to regular teeth care. You have to brush and floss regularly and pay your dentist a visit at least two times a year.

Your specialist will help you maintain your dental implants for decades and help you choose the best care approach for your particular situation.

How often should a person brush and floss?

A proper daily dental health routine is mandatory to people of all ages in order to preserve their oral and general health. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day – each time for two full minutes. This procedure allows you to stay safe from bacteria, tartar, plaque, and food/drinks residue. The routine also helps you reduce the risk of gums and teeth diseases.

You should floss after each meal if you cannot brush your teeth. You should also floss before every brushing session to better dislocate food particles stuck between your teeth.

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