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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Fayetteville, GA

If You Have Dental Questions,
We’ve Got the Answers!

Are you experiencing dental discomfort that has you concerned? Do you want to replace missing teeth, but are wondering what treatment will be best for your unique situation? Our dental team at Sparking Smiles Fayetteville wants to help by providing you with the answers you’re looking for. Below, we’ve outlined some of the most frequently asked dental questions that we receive from our dentistry patients for your convenience.

How can I get same-day emergency dental care?

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, please contact our dental office immediately. We offer same-day and after-hours emergency dental appointments to make sure that you get the fast, attentive dental care you need.

Are dental implants the best way to replace missing teeth?

While dental implants are considered one of the best options for replacing missing teeth, it’s important to understand that this isn’t the case for every patient. Each person has their own, unique tooth-loss situation, and some people may be able to benefit more from traditional dentures or bridges. That’s why it’s important to visit our dental office for an initial consultation to find out if the procedure is right for you, before you get your mind set on receiving dental implants.

How frequently do I need to visit the dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy.

When should I change out my toothbrush?

It’s recommended that you either change the head of your electric toothbrush or switch out your manual toothbrush every three months, whenever you notice that the bristles are beginning to fray, or after you get sick. That way, you can prevent harmful bacteria accumulation and transfer from your toothbrush to your mouth.

Do you treat children?

Yes! Dr. Lee and Dr. Lauren Lee Polito, DMD see patients of all ages. They offer a large menu of children’s dental services, including frenectomies, sportsguards, dental sealants, special needs dentistry, thumb-sucking habit counseling, and many more.

Is flossing really necessary?

Yes, flossing is a crucial part of your daily oral hygiene routine. It keeps food debris and plaque that gets stuck between your teeth from attracting harmful oral bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease.

Who should I see for jaw, head, and neck pain?

If you’re experiencing jaw, head, and neck pain, it could be a sign that you have TMJ dysfunction, which Dr. Lee and Dr. Lauren Lee Polito, DMD treat. We offer a few different therapy methods to help ease the strain and tension on your jaw joints and ease the discomfort that’s being caused by your condition.