Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Grand Prairie, TX

Quick Answers For Your Pressing Dental Questions

How often should you get a checkup and cleaning? What should you do if one of your teeth hurts? What is the best tooth replacement option? You’ll find the answers to these common dental questions and more below, all provided by the Care 32 Dental of Grand Prairie team. And, if there is anything else you’d like to ask, you’re always welcome to give us a call!

How often should I get a checkup and cleaning?

On average, both children and adults should get a dental checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. This is frequent enough that most dental problems can be discovered and treated before they cause serious pain or damage, plus these services go a long way in preventing many problems in the first place.

What should I do if one of my teeth hurts?

First, try rinsing and flossing around the tooth to make sure the pain isn’t being caused by a piece of food that’s stuck. If the discomfort continues, then you may be dealing with a cavity or crack in the enamel, in which case you should give us a call. Coming to see us right away will enable us to stop your pain and repair your tooth before things inevitably become worse.

What is the best tooth replacement option?

While this answer will be different from patient to patient, in general, we would highly recommend dental implants or dental bridges to anyone hoping to replace any number of missing teeth. They not only look more natural and are more stable than all other options, but they also help prevent the bone loss that usually occurs after tooth loss, which is something no other treatment can do.

Should I be worried about my bleeding gums?

Try brushing and flossing with a lighter touch for a few days, and if the bleeding continues, then you should give us a call. This means that your gums are inflamed and sensitive due to a minor infection, but we can take care of it right away here at Care 32 Dental of Grand Prairie to get your oral health back on track.

When should I bring my child to the dentist for the first time?

We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental appointment as soon as their first tooth appears above the gum line. Or, alternatively, they should come see us right around their first birthday. This enables us to make sure your little one’s growing smile is starting on the right foot.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Care 32 Dental of Grand Prairie is in-network with most PPO dental insurance plans, so the answer is likely yes! Just give us a call with your policy information handy, and we’ll let you know how much you can save when you come to visit us.