At Tree City Family Dental, we love to hear what our patients are thinking and answer any questions that they might have about their dental visit, how to keep a healthy mouth, or about the dental industry in general. We figured that others would be able to benefit from hearing our answers if they were posted on our blog, so put a few together below!

Why are X-rays important?

There are many benefits to getting X-rays taken. Not only do they give dentists a more complete picture of your mouth, but they also help to spot some things that might not be able to be seen by the naked eye. Tooth diseases, gum and bone infections, small areas of tooth decay, some types of tumors, and more can be revealed by a simple X-ray. Oftentimes, X-rays help dentists discover those problems much sooner than they would without them, saving you discomfort, time, and money.

How can I fix my sensitive teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is usually caused by tooth wear and decay, exposing nerve endings that can lead to uncomfortable sensations. One of the best ways to find relief is by using toothpaste specifically made to combat sensitive teeth. They contain chemicals like potassium nitrate and strontium chloride, which can help by covering up those nerve endings. Additionally, reducing your intake of acidic foods and drinks can significantly reduce sensitivity. If you are still experiencing pain and discomfort after trying these, it’s best to talk to your dentist to discuss other options.

What is the best way to prevent cavities?

You’ve heard it a million times, but the answer is still the same: good brushing and flossing habits! Lightly brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day can make a huge difference in preventing cavities. In addition, eliminating or significantly reducing the amount of sugar you consume can have positive effects throughout your mouth. If you are looking for more information on cavities, click here.

More Questions? Concerns?

At Tree City Family Dental, we want to eliminate any confusion you might have about our procedures, overall mouth health, or anything else! We would be happy to answer any questions you might have or address a dental concern that’s bothering you, so contact us today!