Dental FAQ’s

At Aland Family Dentistry, we often get asked many questions. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions we get and provided answers to them below.

What Is Dentistry?

Dentistry is the branch of medicine that deals with diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. The oral cavity includes the teeth, gums, tongue, palate, and other tissues in the mouth. Dentistry is divided into several subfields, including orthodontics (the correction of teeth and jaws), periodontics (the treatment of gums and other tissues around the teeth), prosthodontics (the replacement of missing teeth), and endodontics (the treatment of the pulp or nerve tissue of the tooth). In addition to these specialties, dentists also provide preventive care, such as fluoride treatments and sealants, which can help to protect teeth from cavities and decay. Dentists can help people maintain healthy mouths and beautiful smiles with proper care.

What Is A Dentist?

A dentist is a medical professional specializing in diagnosing, treating, and preventing conditions and diseases of the mouth, teeth, and gums. Dentists typically use various tools to clean, repair, and extract teeth. In addition to their clinical duties, dentists may educate patients on oral hygiene practices and provide guidance on maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Some dentists also research new dental treatments and procedures.

What Does A Dentist Do?

A dentist is responsible for the oral health of their patients. They examine teeth and gums, looking for signs of disease or decay. They clean teeth, removing plaque and tartar build-up. They also fill cavities and extract damaged or infected teeth. In addition to these basic duties, dentists also work to prevent tooth and gum damage. They may apply sealants or fluorides to teeth to help protect them from decay. They may also take x-rays and make impressions of teeth to create crowns, bridges, or dentures. In short, dentists play a vital role in keeping our mouths healthy.

What Are The Benefits Of Seeing A Dentist?

There are many benefits to seeing a dentist regularly. Dentists can help to prevent tooth and gum disease, catch problems early, and treat conditions that may otherwise become more serious. Additionally, regular dental visits can help to keep your teeth and gums healthy, giving you a beautiful smile that you can be proud of.

How Often Should I See A Dentist?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that people see a dentist at least once every six months for a routine cleaning and examination. However, some people may need to see a dentist more often depending on their oral health needs. For example, people with gum disease or cavities may need to see a dentist more frequently to keep their mouths healthy.