Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Trophy Club, TX
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Sometimes, putting a patient’s mind at ease is as simple as answering a question. A big part of our mission here is to empower the community with dental knowledge so everyone can take great care of their smiles, so if you want to know more about our services or dentistry in general, then please give us a call! To get you started, we’ve responded to some popular questions below.
How often should I brush my teeth?
Dr. Sadkin, Dr. Crumpton, and the American Dental Association all recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each. Ideally, the first time would be in the morning right after you get up (which takes care of morning breath!), and then again right before you go to bed.
Which type of toothpaste should I be using?
There are A LOT of toothpaste varieties these days that make bold promises on the packaging, but which one actually backs up its claims? In truth, as long as you’re using an ADA-approved fluoridated toothpaste, you should be in good shape. People with sensitive teeth should avoid whitening pastes, however, because these can sometimes be more abrasive, which can cause sensitivity to become worse.
Is flossing really that important?
Yes! When you don’t floss, you leave about 40% of your teeth’s surfaces unclean. This not only increases your risk of cavities and gum disease, but it also makes your breath smell bad due to the leftover food particles. You only need to floss once in the evening to enjoy the benefits, and if you don’t do so already, start by flossing once or twice a week so you can work your way up.
Should I use mouthwash?
Mouthwash should be used sparingly for a few reasons. Firstly, mouthwashes that contain alcohol can cause dry mouth, which actually makes you more likely to develop dental problems over time. Also, rinsing too often can harm the good oral bacteria in addition to removing the bad, which can make your teeth more vulnerable in the end. Consistent brushing and flossing is all you really need, and mouthwash should only be used if you need to quickly freshen your breath.
Will you take my dental insurance?
Complete Dentistry in Trophy Club is in-network with most dental insurance providers, so the answer is probably yes! You can give us a call to get a complimentary benefits check where we’ll give you a rough estimate of your coverage so you can have a better idea of what you'll be expected to pay (if anything).
I don’t have dental insurance. How else can I save on my care?
You can sign up for our in-house membership plan. It covers basic checkups, cleanings, and much more, all for one low, flat fee. This is the simplest way to save on your dental visits, and we even offer plans for multiple family members to help you maximize your benefits.