At Floss 365, we always welcome questions from our patients. We believe in patient education, the more you know about oral health, the better you will take care of your teeth and gums.

How important is routine dental care?

Regular dental care includes daily oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing, and routine dentist visits every six months. By taking proper care of your teeth and gums, you will protect your overall health. There is a strong connection between a healthy mouth and a strong body. Keeping up with good dental habits will:

  • Help prevent decay and cavities
  • Protects against gingivitis and periodontal disease
  • Ward off bad breath
  • Enhance the brightness of your smile
  • Keep your teeth strong
My teeth look and feel fine; why should I see a dentist?

Many dental conditions exist without symptoms. By the time you start to feel pain, the problem has already been around for a while. It is too late to prevent an oral health issue once it has progressed and treatment is more costly than preventative measures.

How can I change the appearance of my smile without invasive procedures?

Advanced dental technology has made it possible to correct just about every teeth imperfection. Cosmetic services are available to restore misshaped, stained, chipped or gapped teeth. Our Kennesaw, GA dental practice can help you achieve the smile you desire by offering the following cosmetic procedures:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • White composite fillings and teeth bonding
  • Dentures, implants, and full smile makeovers
  • Dental crowns and veneers
  • Invisalign
At what age should I schedule my child’s first dentist visit?

Children should visit a dentist between six months and one year of age. This initial visit will allow the dentist to examine how well the new teeth are erupting and get the child used to the process. After the first appointments, dental checkups should be scheduled every six months.

When should I change my toothbrush?

The rule of thumb is to replace your toothbrush every three months. If you use an electric toothbrush, follow the instructions on when to change the brush head. If you have gum disease or have been sick, you should change your toothbrush more frequently to avoid reinfection. If the bristles are frayed, switch to a new brush immediately.