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Talbot Family Dental FAQ

The team at Talbot Family Dental has answered a list of frequently asked questions so that you are aware of dental problems, our services and processes. If you don't see your question answered or you would like to inquire about one of our dental procedures, please don't hesitate to contact us.

How Often Should I Come in for Teeth Cleaning?

The frequency recommended is individualized. After the initial exam, the dentist or hygienist will suggest a time frame best suited to benefit the patient’s needs. Regular teeth cleanings and exams prevent gum disease and allow us to spot potential problems before they become serious.

Is It Normal for My Gums to Bleed When I Brush and Floss My Teeth?

Although it is fairly common for gums to bleed a little when brushing, this often indicates the beginning stages of gum disease. If the disease progresses, it can lead to the recession of the gums and possible tooth loss as well. Schedule an appointment with us immediately if your gums bleed.

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do for Me?

Cosmetic dentistry can do everything from whitening your teeth to completely reshaping your smile. If there is anything you wish to change about the appearance of your teeth, chances are cosmetic dentistry can help.

What Can Be Done to Replace Missing Teeth?

Whether you are missing one tooth or a number of teeth, our dentists can help you find the treatment that is right for you. A popular form of tooth replacement is the dental implant procedure, which involves the surgical placement of a titanium post, then the placement of a natural-looking replacement tooth or crown. Another excellent option is a dental bridge. Our dentists will meet with you to discuss the best treatment for you.

How Can I Get a Whiter Smile?

At our dental office, we offer in-office zoom whitening as well as take-home whitening kits. If tooth whitening is not an option in your particular case, you may be a better candidate for obtaining a whiter smile via cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or porcelain crowns. Ask our dentists for more information on your individualized case.

How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?

The cost of cosmetic dental treatment varies from procedure to procedure. While many cosmetic treatments, such as tooth whitening, are relatively inexpensive, more involved procedures, such as porcelain restorations and porcelain veneers, incur higher costs but tend to produce longer-lasting, highly attractive results. After the consultation appointment has been completed, estimates will be sent to your insurance company and given to you for future reference.

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