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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – St. Cloud, FL

If You Have Questions,
We Have Helpful Answers

Do you have questions about dental insurance coverage, how a specific treatment works, or would like tips on how to keep your oral health in tip-top shape? Our team is happy to address any concerns you may have. That’s why we’ve included six of our most commonly asked questions along with their answers. If you don’t see yours listed below, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us yourself!

How often should I change out my toothbrush or toothbrush head?

The American Dental Association recommends changing out your manual toothbrush or the head of your electric toothbrush every six months to prevent bacteria accumulation and keep you from getting sick. Another good way to tell when it’s time to change out your toothbrush is if the bristles on it are frayed.

What should I do if my child is susceptible to getting cavities?

Cavities are the most common oral health problem among children because they’re still learning how to take care of their smiles properly. If your little one keeps getting cavities, ask us about dental sealants. These are a pain-free cavity prevention treatment that helps prevent the accumulation of plaque and food debris in the grooves of their molars.

Are cosmetic dental treatments expensive?

The cost of your cosmetic treatment depends on several different factors, including the severity of the imperfections you’d like to have fixed and what type of procedure you need. To provide you with a cost, our team first needs to examine your smile and develop a treatment plan. You can do this by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Brue-Vinokur today. We also offer hassle free, affordable financing through CareCredit to make getting the smile of your dreams easier than ever.

Will dental implants be a better tooth replacement option for me?

It’s true that dental implants are one of the most advanced and recommended tooth replacement solutions for patients. That’s because they look and feel just like your natural teeth. If you’d like to learn more about your restorative options and the pros and cons of each of the treatments you’re eligible for, don’t hesitate to call us today so we can schedule a consultation for you.

What should I do if I have a painful toothache?

If you have a painful toothache that won’t seem to go away, it could be the result of a tooth infection. We recommend contacting our office immediately to schedule an emergency appointment so we can take care of the problem and relieve your pain.

Do I need a nightguard if I grind my teeth?

If you grind your teeth, we highly recommend getting a customized nightguard. This is because when this problem goes left unchecked, it can damage your teeth or put you at a higher risk of developing oral health problems like cavities. Our nightguards help shield your jaw joints and teeth from the force of grinding and clenching, protecting them from the threat of further harm.