Pembroke family dental care

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many times a day should I brush my teeth?

A: Most dental professionals suggest you brush your teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes each time. Brushing after every meal and flossing once a day is a good way to maintain your dental health.


Q: What are some helpful dental tips?

A: • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
A: • Clean between your teeth once a day
A: • Eat a balanced diet and limit snacks

A: • Visit your dentist regularly


Q: Who needs to have their wisdom teeth removed?

A: Anyone who is in danger of developing impacted wisdom teeth should have them removed to prevent damage to the adjacent molars or other problems.


Q: Who needs dentures?

A: If you have lost most or all of your teeth (upper, lower, or both) dentures might be right for you. For those with some natural teeth remaining, partial dentures are recommended to improve chewing and speech.


Q: Does having diabetes increase the risk of developing gum disease?

A: People with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease because they are more susceptible to bacterial infection. Serious gum disease may also affect the ability to control blood glucose levels.


Q: Why is a crown or bridge important?

A: Crown and bridge treatment will restore lost teeth, support remaining teeth and help maintain optimum dental health.


Q: What makes a root canal necessary?

A: Infection caused by deep decay or a very large filling or trauma are the most common factors.

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