Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Dallas, TX

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We deliver full-service dentistry to our patients, including a focus on patient education. Dr. Kaiser wants you to feel comfortable and confident about your dental options, so we have provided frequently asked questions, informative articles, and online links. These resources allow our patients to expand their knowledge and become informed dental consumers.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call our dental office in Dallas, TX. We are happy to speak with you over the phone or schedule a personal consultation.

Does smoking affect my dental health?

Just as it can impact your overall health, smoking can have an adverse effect on your oral health. Besides causing yellow teeth and bad breath, smoking can lead to a great risk of periodontal disease, one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. In addition, smokers increase their odds of developing oral cancer up to six times more than the average person.

How often should I come in to see the dentist?

Most healthy adults should plan to visit the dentist twice a year. Preventive dental care goes a long way to protecting your smile and oral health. Routine exams allow us to clean your teeth, examine your whole mouth, and check for problems that you may not see, like gum disease and tooth decay. If you need to schedule your next appointment, call us today.

My gums bleed when I brush. Is this a problem?

When your gums are healthy, they don’t bleed. If you are experiencing bleeding during brushing, you may be cleaning too intensely, using a toothbrush with hard bristles, or suffering from gingivitis, the beginning stages of gum disease. Without treatment, gum disease can destroy your oral health and smile. We want to see you right away if your gums are bleeding so that we can find out what’s wrong and address the problem. Call our office to schedule an appointment.

What causes the jaw popping I have been experiencing?

Clicking and popping in your jaw can indicate TMJ dysfunction, a condition that occurs when your jaw joints become misaligned, straining the associated nerves and muscles. Bruxism, or grinding your teeth unconsciously, can also cause your jaw to pop. Call our office to schedule an appointment so that we can evaluate your mouth and identify the cause of your symptoms.

Will I be charged if I cancel an appointment?

Your time is valuable, and so is ours. We understand that situations arise and you may not be able to keep your appointment. Please contact us at least 48 hours in advance, and there will be no problem with your cancellation.