King East Dental - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are a few questions we are often asked...

 

Question: How can I improve my smile?

Answer: That sounds like an easy question to answer, but it isn't! Your smile is unique and we won't compromise your individuality with unnecessary smile enhancements. Smile design dentistry done right requires an inital consultation in which we will discuss your goals, preferences and options for care. Generally speaking, we may suggest veneers, teeth whitening, all white restorations and/or replacement teeth . Orthodontics may also be recommended.

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Question: I have not seen a dentist in years - what should I do?

Answer: First of all congratulation on your wise decision to prioritize dental health care! Your mouth is a big part of your overall health, quality of life and self-esteem. We will not judge you, but help you by addressing your concerns, explain your treatment options and then schedule a plan of action that suits your schedule and budget. Simply call our office for an appointment and we can get started.

 

Question: Is whitening safe and effective?

Answer: Tooth whitening is safe, and can give wonderful results. Dentist supervised whitening is more effective than over the counter store-bought products.

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Question: When should I bring my child to the dentist?

Answer: Children should have their first check up and cleaning at around 4 to 5 years old. We recommend that parents bring in their children before this age to accompany their parents or older siblings so they can become familiar with the dental office. A quick visual exam can be done for the child at this time. If you are ever concerned about your child's oral health, you can call for an appointment at any time.

 

Question: Are my child's baby teeth important?

Answer: It is important to maintain a child's baby teeth as they allow your child to chew and function properly. Baby teeth also maintain space for the permanent teeth to erupt properly. Maintaining this spacing helps reduce the possibility of future orthodontic treatment. If broken or decayed baby teeth are not treated, they may become infected, causing pain for your child and possibly affecting development of the permanent teeth.