FAQs

FAQs
Why is visiting the dentist so important?

Dental appointments are necessary because they help your dentist to detect cavities (tooth decay) early. Your dentist will examine your teeth for cavities while they are still small. Cavities are less expensive to treat the sooner you catch them.

How often should I change my toothbrush?

We suggest changing your toothbrush –– or toothbrush head for electric brushes –– every three months.

Are my gums damaged from brushing?

Gum discomfort could be caused by brushing your teeth too forcefully or using a toothbrush with harsh bristles. Because your gums are formed of tissue, they can become damaged and unpleasant to the touch if they are irritated repeatedly.

What are cavities, and what can I do to prevent them?

Plaque is formed when bacteria, acid, food waste, and saliva combine to adhere to the teeth. Plaque acids eat away at the enamel surface of the teeth, causing cavities. To avoid tooth decay, follow these steps: Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day.

Why do I need x-rays? Are they safe?

X-rays allow a dentist to assess a patient's oral health and uncover underlying concerns with the teeth, jaw, and soft tissues of the mouth. They are completely safe.

If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?

At Millennium Smiles, we suggest those with braces visit the dentists more often.

Can teeth whitening do damage to my teeth?

Enamel is the most durable tissue in the human body. Enamel consists of small tubules that can only be seen under a microscope, and teeth whitening will not damage it.

How long will the results of my teeth whitening last?

Teeth whitening can last for up to two years or as little as six months. It differs from one person to the next, depending on lifestyle choices such as smoking.

How can I fix my teeth and smile?

There are several cosmetic services Millennium Smiles offers that improve your smile. This includes dental implants, crowns, teeth whitening, and clear aligners.

How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Our cosmetic treatments can help improve your smile by replacing missing teeth, fixing misalignment, eliminating discoloration, and more.

Do you treat children at Millennium Smiles?

Yes! We have a dedicated procedure room that's kid-friendly and created to ensure your little one is comfortable and calm during their checkups.

What is TMJ therapy?

One main therapy that we use at Millennium Smiles is mouth guards and sleep guards. This can help prevent teeth grinding and clenching that can cause TMJ flares.

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