Dental Services Questions

Dr Terry Grover has been performing dental services since 1987 and in that time has gained an excellent understanding about the care and maintenance of teeth. Below is a list of some frequently asked questions.

Question:  Do you brush your teeth twice a day ??
Answer:  Brushing your teeth does more than just remove bacteria from the teeth, keep your breath minty fresh, and create sparkling white teeth. Good dental health is about so much more than just your teeth. Your gums are an important part of the oral hygiene and dental health tradition. If you aren’t taking good care of them, your teeth will soon fall into their own states of emergency.
While you are sleeping at night you produce less saliva than you do during the day. Saliva actually works inside your mouth as an added layer of defense against bacteria and plaque that leads to cavities. Brushing immediately before going to bed will remove many of the little particles of food and a lot of the bacteria inside your mouth that is just looking for a way to degrade your dental health.
Question:  Need stronger teeth ?
Answer:  The quality of your teeth is often used as a measurement of your general health. Keeping your teeth strong and healthy not only gives you a pearly white smile, it protects your mouth and other parts of your body. Cavities and infections in the mouth can cause a range of other ailments such as ear infections and mouth pain.
Whatever is seeping in your mouth is also going down your throat and into other organs like your stomach, which isn't healthy.
Question:  What should I use to clean my baby's teeth?
Answer:  A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime.
Question:  How safe are dental X-rays?
Answer:  There is very little risk in dental X-rays. Dr. Grover is especially careful to limit the amount of radiation to which children are exposed. Lead aprons and high-speed film are used to ensure safety and minimize the amount of radiation.
Question:  Are thumbsucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child's teeth?
Answer:  Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they go on for a very long period of time. Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers when the permanent teeth arrive, a mouth appliance may be recommended by Dr. Grover.
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