FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Which type of toothbrush should I use?
A: The brand of the toothbrush is not as critical as the type of bristle and the size of the head. A soft toothbrush with a small head is recommended because medium and hard brushes tend to cause irritation and contribute to recession of the gums, and a small head allows you to get around each tooth more completely and is less likely to injure your gums. It's unnecessary to "scrub" the teeth as long as you are brushing at least twice a day and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings.

Q: Is one toothpaste better than others?
A: Generally, no. However, it's advisable to use a fluoride containing toothpaste to decrease the incidence of dental decay. We recommend our patients use what tastes good to them as long as it contains fluoride.

Q: How often should I floss?
A: Flossing of the teeth once per day helps to prevent cavities from forming between the teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. Flossing also helps to keep your gums healthy.

Q: What's the difference between a "crown" and a "cap"?
A: These are restorations to repair a severely broken tooth by covering all or most of the tooth after removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure, and all decay. The restoration material is made of gold, porcelain, composites, or even stainless steel. Dentists refer to all of these restorations as "crowns". However, patients often refer to the tooth-colored ones as "caps" and the gold or stainless steel ones as "crowns".

Q: What's the difference between a "bridge" and a "partial denture"?
A: Both bridges and partial dentures replace missing teeth. A bridge is permanently attached to abutment teeth or, in some cases, implants. A partial denture is attached by clasps to the teeth and is easily removed by the patient. Patients are usually more satisfied with bridges than with partial dentures.

Q: Do I need to have a root canal just because I have to have a crown?
A: No. While most teeth which have had root canal treatments do need crowns to strengthen the teeth and to return the teeth to normal form and function, not every tooth needing a crown also needs to have a root canal.

Q: What is Children's Dental Health Month?

A: This is the month of February when we dentists try to raise awareness of the health of children's teeth and how this affects there overall well being and health.

Please feel free to follow these links to sites that adress children's dental health in fun and entertaining ways:

 http://www.mysmilekids.com/                            http://www.dentalcare.com/en-US/index.jspx                        www.sesamestreet.com/teeth

 


 

 

17219b Hillside Ave

 

Jamaica NY 11432
(718)335-3368/335-DENTIST

 

Quality dental care at affordable prices located in Jamaica Queens also serves Queens. Jackson Heights, Hollis, Jamaica Estates , Rego Park, Forest Hills, Woodside. We are readily accesable by subway.Dr.Kashani  at Family Dental treats patients in the greater New York City Metropolitan area including Queens, Long Island, Nassau,Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Rego Park, Corona, Forest Hills and Flushing. We also assist patients in the following zip codes: 111432,11433,11431,11374,11375,11372,11371and 11360. We can give you a new smile  using partial or complete dentures,  crowns and bridges, veneers, oral slepp apnea appliances, tooth bleaching and tooth whitening. Our dentist also treats patients who have a chipped tooth, cracked tooth and treat gum diseases & gum bleeding.

 

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