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Below is a list of questions frequently asked at Golden Family Dentistry, located near you in Crosby, TX.

Why do regular dental visits matter?

Regular visits are important to oral health, and for the dentist to identify any problems early when treatment is likely to be the simplest and most affordable. Also, there are symptoms of medical conditions that appear in the month.

I do not have any symptoms or pain. Do I still need to see a dentist?

Yes. Continuity of care is essential for oral health, and oral health is a part of physical health.

What can I expect during a dental check-up?

Our dentist or hygienist will ask about your recent medical history, examine your mouth and then decide if x-rays are needed. The hygienist may use a special tool to check for gum disease. The dentist will evaluate your overall dental health and conduct a screening for oral cancer.

What is the difference between a DDS and a DMD?

You may have noticed that most dentists are listed as a DDS, while others are listed as DMD. Both mean the same and both graduated from an accredited dental college. DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry) are the same degrees with the same education. The level of clinical training and education required to earn a dental degree are on par with a medical school.

How can I maintain a healthy smile with the help of my dentist?

  • Healthy Habits – brushing twice every day for 2 minutes and flossing every day.
  • Build a Relationship – continuity of care is essential. When a dentist sees you regularly, oral problems and conditions will be detected early.
  • Maintain – keep your mouth healthy by following all dental instructions.
  • Talk About It – ask questions and have your dentist explain treatments and procedures in step-by-step dialogue.

What are some signs I should see a dentist?

When you are/have:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Pregnant
  • Gums that are puffy and bleed easily after brushing and/or flossing
  • Pain or swelling in the mouth, face or neck
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Constant bad breath
  • Dry mouth
  • A jaw that pops or is painful when opening and/or closing, or in the mornings
  • Family history of gum disease or tooth decay
  • Fillings, dentures or implants

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