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Preserving Smiles FAQ
Questions about how to preserve your smile for a lifetime- click on a question to expand.
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Home Care / Oral Hygiene
Is there any real benefit to those fancy toothbrush systems I see at the store?
What are cavities?
What is the difference between "caries" and "cavities?
How often do I need to visit the Dentist?
When should my child begin to see the Dentist?
I am three months pregnant. Should I continue to see my Dentist?
What exactly is a 'deep' cleaning? At my last dental visit, my Dentist told me that I would need a 'deep' cleaning- She even suggested that I would need at least four visits to complete it!
I’m a new patient. Before I moved here I had x-rays done, why do I need them again?
What kind of x-rays do dentists take? And how often do they have to take them?
What is a nightguard?
OK, but I don't grind my teeth. At least I don't think so!
Do I really need to go to the dentist for a nightguard? I mean, they sell them at Walmart!
Will my insurance cover a nightguard?
I just can't sleep with something in my mouth! Is there no other way?
I need help with persistent bad breath, do you offer anything?