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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

Patient education is a big part of what we provide here at Powell Dental Group. In our experience, the more a patient knows, the better dental health they usually have! If you ever have any questions about your dental care or treatment options, feel free to give us a call any time. Before that, however, we recommend looking over the answers to some of the most common questions we’ve compiled below.

How often should I go to the dentist?

This answer will be different for each person depending on their needs, but for most, our team would recommend attending at least two checkup & cleaning appointments each year. This is the best way to both prevent cavities and make sure any small issues are treated as early as possible.

Can I bring my child to Powell Dental Group?

Yes! Most of our team have children themselves, and we just love serving growing smiles of all ages. We’ll tailor your child’s care based on their age and personality so we’re able to both protect them from cavities and ensure they always feel comfortable at the dentist.

How is my dental health connected to my overall health?

The short answer to this is that anything in your mouth can easily enter your body and go everywhere else. If a patient has high levels of bacteria on their teeth and gums, it can actually enter the bloodstream and affect their internal organs. Plus, many overall health problems show early signs in the mouth as well. By keeping this connection in mind, we’re able to help our patients well beyond their smile.

How can a dentist help with sleep apnea?

Specially-trained dentists like our own Dr. Shults are able to provide sleep apnea patients with custom-made oral appliances that prevent the airway from becoming fully or partially blocked during sleep. In order for them to be both comfortable and effective, a dentist must have a working knowledge of the teeth, jaw, and airway. Thankfully, Dr. Shults is a fully-certified dental sleep medicine provider, meaning she has the expertise to help patients overcome this disorder and finally get the rest they need.

How should I replace my missing teeth?

While this answer can differ from person to person, for most, our first recommendation would be dental implants. They simply provide the most advanced and thorough replacement of any treatment option, and they’re able to perfectly mimic the look, strength, and function of real teeth. You can get just one, multiple, or even an implant-supported denture depending on your needs. To learn more about what this treatment could do for you, contact us today.

I haven’t been to the dentist for a LONG time and have a lot of issues. Can you still help me?

Yes! We’re able to help patients with multiple cavities, cracked teeth, and gaps in their smile fully recover both their oral health and confidence using a full-mouth reconstruction. This is a specially-designed combination of procedures that’s able to improve the health, appearance, and function of the smile all at the same time. No matter what state your teeth might be in right now, know that we can help them look and feel like new again!