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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions – Brooklyn, NY

Stay Informed & Smile with Confidence

When it comes to all things in life, including your oral health, knowledge is key. The better you know how to avoid common dental issues and understand the best treatment options out there, the easier it is to enjoy your smile and a healthier life overall. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked dentistry questions on our website below. If there’s something you’d like to learn that isn’t mentioned below, please call us directly. We’re more than ready to provide you with the information you need!

How often should I be making dental visits?

While this answer can be different depending on your oral health’s condition, most people should get at least two checkups a year, typically once every six months. This gives our team a chance to break down plaque and tartar, especially from areas you might have missed during at-home care. We can also catch underlying conditions early and take care of you before any lasting damage occurs.

When should my child have their first dental visit?

A child needs to have their first dental appointment as soon as their first tooth appears or right after they turn one year of age. Initial visits like these are meant to confirm that their mouth and teeth are developing as intended. Once they reach around two to three years of age, they should be attending regular checkups, just like their parents.

What does a periodontist do?

Periodontists are dentists that have chosen periodontics as their dental specialty. This means they can find, diagnose, and treat the structures that support the teeth, which includes the gums and the jawbone. In order to become a periodontist, dentists undergo many additional years of training on top of their dental education. This allows them to provide advanced gum disease therapy as well as place dental implants.

What does an endodontist do?

Endodontists are dental specialists who specifically focus on problems that affect the interior areas of teeth. Once they complete dental school, additional years of advanced training are required to carry this title. They can perform treatments like root canal therapy in order to stop tooth discomfort. They can also save severely damaged teeth, preventing the need for an extraction.

How should I replace missing teeth?

Each patient is going to have their own individual needs. At Ralph Avenue Dental Care, we want to provide multiple solutions to restore single or multiple teeth, whether it’s through removable bridges or advanced dental implants. We ask that you schedule an in-person consultation with us so we can discuss your options in greater detail. During this visit, we’ll find a treatment that best suits your needs.

Do you take my dental insurance?

Absolutely! Ralph Avenue Dental Care is in-network with many of the most popular PPO dental insurance plans. We can even accept most out-of-network plans as well. We want to make it as easy as possible to help you save on dental care. To learn more about how we can use your specific plan, give us a call.