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Dental FAQ's in Durham, NC

 

Why Is Fluoride Important To Oral Health?

 
Fluoride prevents tooth decay in people of all ages by strengthening the enamel outer portion of your teeth to be more resistant to the acid in plaque bacteria in the mouth.
 
you and man brushing teeth - Family Dentistry in Durham, NC
 

WHAT IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE?

Periodontal disease is a common gum disease but preventable. Originating from poor oral hygiene, Periodontitis causes redness and swelling in gums and can destroy supporting bone structure around teeth. This disease has been linked to the following conditions:
 
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Premature Births
 
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
 
Although early stages of periodontal disease can be treated, advanced stages most likely will require surgery.

ARE DENTAL X-RAYS SAFE?

 
Although all sources of radiation to the body are harmful, the amount of radiation exposure from x-rays is tremendously small. As of today, the advances in dentistry have resulted in digital X-ray machines that limit the radiation exposure to the particular area being monitored. In short, X-rays are commonly safe with limited use.
 
x ray image - Family Dentistry in Durham, NC
 

HOW CAN I PREVENT CAVITIES?

 
You can prevent cavities by reducing the amount of sugary foods eaten. Brush after every meal or at least twice a day and floss to remove that is more difficult to reach. If you cannot brush after every meal, rinse your mouth with warm water to get rid of any remaining food from your teeth. And of course, visit your dentist for routine cleanings for a strong, healthy smile.
 
young girl getting her teeth cleaned - Family Dentistry in Durham, NC
 

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A LLAMA SMILE?

Jaime P with Llama - Dental Services in Durham, NC
Photo Taken By Current Patient, Jaime P.