Do you have a toothache? Is it time for a cleaning? Want to brighten your smile? If you are looking for a dentist with a personal, caring and family oriented practice, Yorkville Family Dental is the place for you.
Now that you’ve read a little bit about what Dr. Laguatan and the staff at Yorkville Family Dental are all about, it’s time to give us a call and make an appointment! Let us show you our commitment to caring for your smile and join the Yorkville Dental family.
Once you’ve made your way to the Yorkville Family Dental office for your appointment, we encourage you to ask Dr. Laguatan and the staff any questions you may have regarding the best choices for your treatment, payment options, at home dental care and more. No question is too small. Dr. Laguatan wants you to be well informed and as invested as he is in the optimal health and supreme happiness of your smile!
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the difference between a DDS and a DMD?
The DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) are the same degrees. The majority of dental schools award the DDS degree; however, some award a DMD degree. The education and degrees are the same.
2. How often should I go to the Dentist for checkups?
For most people, twice a year is usually sufficient; however, only you, your dentist and your hygienist can determine how often is actually necessary. Checkups are needed for regular assessments of the condition and well being of your mouth; therefore, regular checkups are a MUST in order to maintain a healthy, happy smile!
3. How often should I brush my teeth?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Your toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are beginning to fray.
4. Can I prevent gum disease?
You can help prevent periodontal (gum) disease by:
- brushing your teeth well twice daily (with a toothbrush in good condition)
- cleaning between your teeth with floss or an inter-dental cleaner
- eating a balanced diet
- visiting your dentist regularly
5. What are signs of gum disease?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of gum disease, make an appointment today with Yorkville Family Dental to take care of your gums and teeth.
- loose teeth
- red, swollen or tender gums
- gums that bleed when you brush
- gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- bad breath that does not go away
- notice pus between your teeth and gums
- a change in the fit of partial dentures
- a change in your bite (the way you teeth come together)
6. Knocked out tooth--what should I do?
If the tooth is dirty, hold the tooth by the crown (not the root) and carefully rinse off. Do not scrub or remove any attached tissue fragments. Try to gently re-insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If you are unable to do this, place the tooth in a cup of milk and get to your dentist as quickly as possible. Don’t forget to take the tooth with you!
7. Why are x-rays taken?
X-rays are extremely useful and important to diagnose any dental problems. X-rays will reveal the following:
- position of your teeth
- impacted teeth
- presence and extent of dental decay
- any bone damage
- an abscessed tooth
- jaw fracture
- any malocclusion of teeth
- other abnormalities of the jaw bone or teeth