Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do about bad breath?
I don't have a toothache, and I brush and floss regularly. Do I really need a check-up?
Should I replace my silver (amalgam) fillings with composite fillings?
If my filling is still in place and my tooth does not hurt, why does my dentist want to replace the filling?
How can I tell if I'm at risk for gum disease?
Is there anything that can calm my nerves during an exam?
How can cosmetic dentistry improve my life?
I have crooked teeth, but I feel like metal braces are for kids. Are there other options?
A couple of my teeth have been worn down and need to be replaced. Should I opt for crowns?
Hot or cold, my teeth hate both! Why are they so sensitive, and how can I stop the pain?
What should I do in case of a dental emergency?
Am I candidate for dental implant restorations?
I have a recurring pain where my jaw meets my temple, and sometimes my jaw clicks when I chew. What's the problem?
I've heard a lot about laser dentistry lately. What is it, and what is it used for?
Why is fluoride good for my teeth?
When I floss, my gums bleed. If they don’t hurt and my teeth look fine, is it really a big deal?