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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Chula Vista, CA

We’ve Got the Answers to All of Your Dental Questions

Do you have dental-related questions after reading through our website? We’re happy to address any concerns you have about treatments, dental insurance, and at-home oral hygiene so you can feel confident receiving the care you need and keeping up with your oral health. Below, you can find the answers of some of the most common questions that we receive from our patients. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, feel free to give us a call.

How often should I change out my toothbrush?

The American Dental Association recommends changing out your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months, or whenever you notice the bristles begin to fray. It’s also important to change out your toothbrush after you get sick, so you don’t accidentally reinfect yourself.

Is mouthwash with or without alcohol in it better for my teeth?

Both types of mouthwash are effective in their own, unique ways. Mouthwash with alcohol can kill most bacteria in your mouth, leaving your breath feeling fresh, but some people think this type of mouth rinse is simply too strong and uncomfortable to swish with. Mouthwash without alcohol helps produce more saliva, which helps neutralize harmful oral bacteria and rinses away food debris that attracts bacteria. No matter what option you go with, choosing a mouthwash that’s approved by the ADA is your best bet.

Are cosmetic treatments covered by dental insurance?

Unfortunately, most cosmetic dental treatments aren’t covered by insurance benefits because they’re not considered necessary to improving or maintaining your oral health.

What’s the most highly recommended tooth replacement treatment?

Dental implants in Chula Vista are one of the most highly recommended restorative treatments by both professionals and patients alike because they offer a variety of unique benefits that set them apart from traditional options.

When should my child first visit a dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends bringing your child in for their first checkup by the time their first tooth grows in, or by their first birthday.

Is it normal for my gums to bleed while I brush my teeth?

No! While many people think it’s common for gums to bleed when they brush or floss their teeth, this is actually one of the first signs of gum disease. If you notice this, it’s important to visit our dental office for a checkup and cleaning or examination to see if you require a deep cleaning. Early treatment of this problem will prevent permanent damage from impacting your mouth.

Why is it better to choose a dentist with advanced technology?

At Village Walk Dental, we believe that having the latest technology in our dental office allows us to provide dental treatments and examinations that are more precise, accurate, and effective. This is because with our advanced digital imaging devices, cavity detection system, and other gadgets, we’re able to make sure that no stone goes left unturned.