About Our Dental Blog
How do you find a new dentist? Are dental fillings safe? Get the answers to these and other frequently asked questions about your oral health in our blog. This section we provide answers to many of our patients. It will surely clear up common misconceptions you often have about your dental health.
Our Most Frequently Asked Dental Questions
Everyone has questions about going to the dentist which is perfectly natural. So in this dental blog post about our most frequently asked dental questions you’ll find detailed answers about our dental services including family dentistry, preventive care, cosmetic options, as well as some helpful tips about unexpected issues like a chipped tooth. With dental advancements due to technology like same day crowns and digital x-rays, it’s a good idea to ask questions about your options before arriving at your first appointment. At Diva Dental Clinic it’s our goal to help make your dental visit as stress free as possible.
How long will my first appointment last?
It varies, but please plan on spending 30 minutes to an hour for your first visit. As family dentists, we can eliminate the need for additional office visits saving busy families time. We make it a point to clearly explain the benefits and fees for each treatment beforehand during our initial meeting. We honor this in everything we do.
What causes teeth to decay?
Tooth decay, also known as a cavity, occurs when bacteria living in your mouth make acid that begins to eat away at your teeth. Untreated tooth decay may cause infection, extreme pain and the loss of a tooth. Moreover, the decay process begins with the unnoticeable damage to the enamel of your teeth and then steadily progresses to deeper layers of the tooth, eventually leading to the pulp. The pulp of your teeth contains highly-sensitive blood vessels and nerves. Proper oral hygiene includes brushing your teeth regularly, flossing regularly and brushing your tongue. If possible brush your teeth twice a day – morning and night.
Hence, The top causes of tooth decay include Poor Oral Hygiene, Improper Nutrition, Sugary Foods, Acidic Foods and Drinks, Dry Mouth Issues, Tooth Grinding, Genetics, Age and Avoiding the Dentist.
Please refer to our dental blog posts for more information on various topics on different dental treatment.