Common Dental Questions
Many of our patients have a desire to get a better understanding of dental issues and the aspects of their oral health. Dr. Estrada and his team are truly passionate about dental care and are dedicated to helping their patients in every way possible. Our team has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about dentistry and oral health to help our patients become better informed.
How often should I visit the office for a hygiene examination and cleaning?
We recommend visiting our office for a cleaning every six months. During this appointment, we inspect the teeth for any decay or potential issues. We also look for signs of gum disease and perform an oral cancer screening.
Do I really need to floss everyday?
We recommend flossing everyday to remove food particles and bacteria that remains after brushing your teeth. If this bacteria is not removed, it can lead to decay and gum disease. If you have a difficult time flossing your teeth, we suggest using a floss holder.
I have bad breath. Is that a problem?
It is not uncommon to experience bad breath after a cup of coffee or a garlicky meal. If you experience recurring bad breath, that is a sign there is a problem. It could be an indication of poor oral habits, tooth decay, or even gum disease. Recurring bad breath is a reason to visit our office.
My teeth are severely stained. What can I do?
There are many reasons that can cause teeth to become stained. The most common are coffee, red wine, dark cola, smoking, age, and certain medications. We offer professional teeth whitening in the office or as a take-home option. This simple, non-invasive treatment can make a big improvement to your smile.
What are the options for missing teeth?
We know it can be very upsetting when dealing with missing teeth. We work with our patients to help choose the best tooth replacement option for their budget and lifestyle. Tooth replacement options we recommend are dental implants, dentures, fixed bridges, and removable bridges.
If you have any other questions or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you. Please reach out if you have any concerns about the state of your oral health. We are looking forward to seeing you at your next appointment at our office located in The Woodlands, TX. See you soon!