Find Answers for FAQ in Plano, TX
At 1st In Smiles, we know you’ll have questions about your family’s dental care. Call us at 972-380-8105 and we’ll find answers for you! You can also visit our office at 1300 Village Creek Drive in Plano. In the meantime, here is a list of our FAQ, which may have the answers you need.
How often should I get a dental cleaning and exam?
In general, we recommend that a patient come in every six months for a dental exam and cleaning. Routine checkups allow us the chance to keep an eye on your oral health and provide early treatment for any problems we spot. You may need to visit us more often if you’re susceptible to gum disease.
Why are mouthguards important?
The most common reason to wear a mouthguard is to protect your teeth and gums while playing sports. Whether you’re participating in a contact sport or not, a well-made mouthguard is your best defense against blows to the mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw. Mouthguards can also alleviate symptoms of teeth grinding, TMJ disorders, and even obstructive sleep apnea.
What are the signs of a TMJ disorder?
Signs of a TMJ disorder may include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds when chewing, difficulty opening the mouth completely, facial pain, headaches, and ear pain or ringing. Some people may also experience neck and shoulder pain or toothaches unrelated to dental problems. Also, your jaw may feel locked or stuck. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit our practice for help.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts placed in your jaw to act as artificial teeth roots. They are an ideal way to replace missing teeth because the implant fuses with your jawbone to form a base for new teeth. Implants also help keep your jawbone healthy by stimulating the growth of new bone.