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Questions fréquentes dentisterie | Chtdl
  • Do dental x-rays need to be taken at every visit?
    It is necessary to take dental X-rays at least once a year, during a cleaning examination, in order to carefully observe what cannot be seen with the eye, such as interdental caries. The frequency of dental X-rays is then determined according to your oral health. People who are susceptible to cavities or who have gum problems need X-rays more regularly. During an emergency appointment, whether for pain or a fracture, it is also necessary to take an x-ray of the area in order to assess the appropriate treatment. The panoramic x-ray (overview of your teeth and jaw) should be taken every 5 years.
  • What are dental x-rays used for?
    X-rays are useful for dental examination to visualize the inside of the tooth and under the gumline. (What you can't see with the naked eye) We can detect: Dental caries Bone level The presence of cyst or abscess Dental development in children
  • How often should I do my cleaning exam?
    The frequency of cleaning varies from 4 to 12 months. It all depends on your hygiene habits and your oral condition. During your cleaning examinations, we are able to determine the frequency you personally need.
  • From what age is it recommended to start dental visits?
    Around the age of 3, the first visit can be made. Depending on the cooperation of the child, a polishing of the teeth, the application of fluoride as well as the examination of the dentist can be done. However, if you have concerns about your child's teeth, you can consult us, regardless of age.
  • What dental condition should I have before undertaking tooth whitening?
    The dental whitening must be done when the evolution of the permanent dentition is completely finished. Usually, around the age of 18 bleaching is possible. It is also recommended to perform a cleaning examination before starting the treatment. The whitening product will adhere better to a healthy tooth and therefore give better results. The treatment could also be harmful to a decayed tooth. It is important to know that a composite crown, veneer, bridge or restoration cannot change color. If you have had such treatments on your front teeth, it is certain that there will be a difference in tone compared to your real teeth. For all these reasons, it is important to consult your dentist before starting a teeth whitening treatment.
  • When should we replace our toothbrush?
    Every three months! A little trick to think about making the change is to do it every time the seasons change.
  • I have no pain, should I still come to the dentist for check-ups?"
    Yes, it is important to come and see your dentist even if there is no pain. During your examination, your dentist will check your oral health. A beginning of cavity or oral infection may not be painful.
  • What is the difference between home bleaching done in a clinic and one done in the chair at my dentist?
    For whitening at home, we need to take an impression of your teeth to make custom whitening trays. Then we give you the whitening syringes needed for the treatment. The treatment is carried out over several days, around 21 consecutive days. For whitening at the dentist, we must also take an impression of your teeth to make whitening trays. A two-hour visit to the clinic will be made in order to perform the treatment. The dental hygienist isolates the gums with a liquid dam to prevent injuries. There will be four applications of whitening product during the session. Once finished, the patient leaves with a whitening syringe to continue the treatment at home for about 5 days to stabilize the color. In both cases the final result is the same, only the duration of the treatment differs. You can keep your gutters and do touch-ups by getting syringes during your periodic cleaning examination.
  • I'm afraid of the dentist, can your clinic help me?
    We listen to your needs and concerns. The important thing is to contact us to let us know how you feel about dental treatment. We go at your pace and have several solutions to help you control your anxiety about dental treatments such as nitrous oxide .
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