A big part of our relationships with our patients is the fact that we regularly engage in education. At River Valley Smiles, we want you, our patient, to feel completely confident in your lifestyle choices that will affect your dental health. To get you there, we know you need to be educated about various things relating to your dental health.
With that in mind, here are some of the common questions we see. As the answers to these questions can vary depending on each patient’s circumstances, we recommend that you bring them up the next time we see you.
What Can I Do to Whiten My Teeth?
It’s just a fact of life that, as the years pass, many people begin to see a discoloration in their teeth. This can be due to things such as drinking coffee or tea, smoking, eating foods with strong pigments in them, or drinking red wine. Of course, other factors come into play as well, and these factors can vary from person to person.
Having said that, there are definitely ways to help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile. From at-home bleaching treatments that we can help you with to in-office whitening sessions, all the way to the use of veneers, we can help. Ask us about your smile the next time you see us, and we’ll be happy to discuss your options with you.
Why Do I Experience Sensitivity to Heat and Cold?
Tooth sensitivity is something that many of our patients experience. It can be due to any number of situations, so we would definitely need to take a look at your mouth before we could answer definitively.
That being said, common things that can result in sensitivity include gum recession, bruxism (grinding your teeth in your sleep), certain orthodontic procedures you may have had, or a tooth that has been damaged (such as a chipped or cracked tooth).
When you come see us, definitely let us know if you are experiencing sensitivity to temperature. We can take a good look and help you determine what, exactly, is the problem—and what can be done to remedy the situation.
At River Valley Smiles, We Are Here for You!
Perhaps you have some other question to ask. Or perhaps you’re just not sure exactly what you should be asking about. Regardless of the situation, we’re here to help. Come see us, and let us help you discover the path to better oral health.