Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?
It’s recommended that you schedule a routine check-up and professional cleaning at least twice a year, or every six months.
This allows us to eliminate any plaque or bacteria built-up in hard-to-reach areas that your toothbrush simply can’t get to. Dental exams also help to prevent additional oral health problems, like cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
During a regular cleaning, we’ll also give your teeth a detailed polishing so you’ll leave our office with a fresh smile ready to show off. If you’ve had any gum problems or other infections, Dr. Johnson may suggest coming in more often for additional cleanings to help maintain your oral health.
How can I maintain a whiter smile?
To maintain a whiter smile, Dr. Johnson offers Zoom! in-office teeth whitening treatment to eliminate stubborn stains for a brighter, stunning smile. Professional teeth whitening is a safe, non-invasive, and effective way to restore the shine to your smile.
Zoom! uses a special, high-concentration bleaching gel to remove stains from the tooth enamel. Patients can expect noticeable results immediately after just one treatment, leaving you with a smile that’ll light up the room.
My teeth are crooked/crowded. Can you help?
Yes! If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Dr. Johnson can restore the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. Our Sterling Heights dentist offers cosmetic and restorative dentistry to correct many dental imperfections including dental crowns and porcelain veneers.
During your consultation, we’ll review your oral health and discuss your smile goals to help determine the best solution for you.
What is considered a dental emergency?
Any problem that requires immediate attention to save a tooth, stop bleeding, or relieve severe pain is considered a dental emergency. This can include chipped, cracked, broken, and knocked out teeth, as well as toothaches and mouth injuries.
Other signs you may need emergency dental care include an abscessed or missing tooth, nerve damage, extreme pain, and lacerations inside the mouth.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, contact our Sterling Heights practice immediately at (586) 939-5151 and we’ll ensure you get the care you need.