We want to welcome our dental patients to ask any questions about their current dental problems, oral hygiene, or our dental office. Our dental office is a space where patients can feel comfortable asking questions about their oral health and the health of their families. This page explores answers to frequently asked questions, or FAQs, from patients in Colmar, PA.
Dental FAQs in Colmar, PA
Learn more about dental visits, oral hygiene, and even emergencies with answers to commonly asked questions:
How often should I see a dentist?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and a professional cleaning. Our dental office also recommends a minimum of two visits per year.
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
Please call our office as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency. We will gladly work you into our schedule if you have a dental emergency during regular business hours. After hours, over the weekend, and during holidays, please call our office for the doctor’s emergency contact number.
What kind of toothbrush should I use?
Adults should use a small-to-medium-size toothbrush with soft-to-medium bristles. The head of the brush must be small enough to thoroughly brush all areas of the mouth, specifically the back of the mouth, which can be hard to reach. Children should use small toothbrushes with soft bristles. People with sensitive teeth can benefit from using gentle, soft-bristled toothbrushes.
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
The American Dental Association recommends replacing your brush every 3 to 4 months. With each use, the bristles become worn, and cleaning effectiveness decreases. Depending on your oral health, you may need to replace your brush sooner. Children’s toothbrushes need to be replaced more regularly than adult brushes.
Is a powered toothbrush more effective than a manual toothbrush?
Generally, manual toothbrushes are just as effective as powered toothbrushes. Children may find brushing with a powered toothbrush more exciting. If you have difficulty using a manual toothbrush, a powered toothbrush may be much more comfortable and easier to use.
Should I brush or floss first?
As long as you brush and floss thoroughly, it does not matter if you brush then floss or floss then brush. However, flossing before brushing enables the fluoride in your toothpaste to better reach the areas between the teeth.
Is one type of toothpaste better than the others?
No. However, we recommend you use a toothpaste that contains fluoride and carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which means it has been assessed for safety and effectiveness. Studies consistently show that fluoride helps strengthen teeth, rebuild tooth structure, and prevent dental decay.
Are payment plans available for my dental treatment?
Yes. We accept most major credit cards and many types of dental insurance. We will process your insurance claim for you upon receipt of your co-payment.
Ask Our Office
Do you have any more questions about or for our dental practice? Call Dental Health Group today at (215) 774-6702. You can also schedule a dental appointment online.