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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, it may be helpful to visit the links below for FAQ's asked by our patients. If your question is not answered below, please do not hesitate to call our office. We will be happy to assist you.

Why do I have bad breath?
Are white fillings as good as silver?
Caps, crowns, inlays, onlays... What's the difference?
What is gum disease?

Periodontal disease, which is more commonly known as "gum disease", is a bacterial infection in the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.

Gum disease is present in over 75% of adults. The classic signs of gum disease are red, tender, puffy, or bleeding gums, or bad breath. Healthy gums do not bleed when you brush your teeth, even at the gumline. Gum disease is treatable and preventable, but the worse it gets before treatment begins, the harder it is to treat and the greater the likelihood it will result in tooth loss. The best plan of action is regular professional tooth cleanings and examinations.

What is a root canal?
Does tooth whitening work?
What can my dentist do about cracked, worn, discolored or broken teeth?
What is porcelain veneers?