Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.


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Q: How can I promote my child’s oral health?

Q: Should my child use an electric toothbrush?

Q: How often should I change my child’s toothbrush?

Q: When should my child start losing their baby teeth?

Q: My child’s adult teeth are growing in and they are complaining of pain and pressure is this normal?

Q: Why are bitewing x-rays taken every 6 months instead of once a year?

Q: Should I be concerned about my child getting too much radiation exposure from dental X-rays?

Q: When should I bring my child in for the first dental visit?

Q: What is Gingivitis?

Q: What is Eruption Gingivitis?

Q: How to encourage your child to wiggle baby teeth out?

Q: What is grinding?

Q: What is the difference between a cold sore and a canker sore?

Q: Is my child going to need a second phase of braces?