Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Catonsville, MD
Dr. Bemani Answers Your Dentistry-Related Questions
Want to know more about dentistry or how we handle things here in our Catonsville dental office? Interested in finding out more about why certain dental treatments are necessary? We know you have questions, and we want to provide the answers you deserve. This is why Dr. Bemani has provided clear, concise explanations to some of the most common dental questions we’ve received from our patients. Review the information below and call us if you would like to discuss this further.
How often should I see a dentist?
The recommended timeframe for seeing a qualified dentist is every six months or twice each year. This is a suitable amount of time to catch problems early on and minimize the potential risk for tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Our team at Advance Dental Clinic will ensure that you leave your six-month appointments with a better understanding of your oral health and how to take proper care of it in-between visits.
Do I really need to change out my toothbrush every 3 months?
Yes, it is important that you swap out your current toothbrush for a new one every 3-4 months. The reason is that bacteria and harmful particles can gather and accumulate on the bristles over time. Without changing it out every few months, you run the risk of causing an infection or illness. If you’ve been sick with the flu or cold, it’s recommended that you change out your brush much sooner to avoid recontamination.
Will my teeth whitening results look natural?
Yes, you can expect your brighter smile to look completely natural. Dr. Bemani understands that you want to rid your smile of stains, but you also don’t want your teeth to appear “too bright.” This is why professional teeth whitening is a great option, and you can choose to undergo in-office or at-home teeth whitening when partnering with our dental office. We’ll make sure that your results provide a beautiful, natural appearance when finished.
Will you see my child?
Yes, we enjoy treating patients of all ages, some of whom are as young as two or three years old. Although we do not have a pediatric dentist on staff, Dr. Bemani has the training and ability to care for young smiles as they transition into every new stage of life. It is our privilege to take care of developing teeth and gums so that your little ones will have healthier, more beautiful smiles when they reach adulthood.
Can you help with chronic jaw pain?
At Advance Dental Clinic, we are pleased to provide TMJ treatment to anyone suffering from chronic jaw pain. Caused by many different problems, it is essential that you get the care you need should you have difficulty opening and closing your mouth, chewing, or even speaking. Our advanced techniques and technologies will ensure that we develop a treatment plan that works for you and delivers effective results.
Will you take my dental insurance?
Yes, we are pleased to welcome your dental insurance plan, as we are in-network with most PPOs. If you’re unsure whether we take your insurance, don’t hesitate to call our office. We’ll review your policy and help to identify ways you can maximize your benefits, allowing you to keep more money in your pocket by avoiding high out-of-pocket expenses.