Are you interested in learning more about our dental services? Do you have a specific question about how to care for your smile at home? On this page, you can read dental FAQs that many patients ask us about general dental care or treatment in our Yardley, PA dental office. Dr. Jennifer Kalochie and her team are dedicated to providing high-quality treatment for patients in the Newtown and Yardley areas. With her dental professionals, Dr. Kalochie aims to create a comfortable space where patients can communicate their dental problems and voice their goals and current oral health needs.
Dental FAQs in Yardley, PA
Read answers to these frequently asked oral health questions:
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
We recommend that patients replace their toothbrush or brush head every 3 to 4 months. Over time, the brush bristles can fray. Bacteria can also build upon the brush. Both of these problems can contribute to a less effective oral hygiene routine.
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
Please contact our office if you require urgent dental care. We can treat toothaches, lost teeth, broken restorations, and more. However, if you have a medical injury, receive care at a hospital first. Then, we can address any dental issues you have sustained from your physical medical injury.
Why are my teeth discolored?
Foods and beverages are the most common causes of tooth discoloration. Some foods and beverages like berries, coffee, wine, and tea contain chromogens, pigments that stick to the tooth enamel. Tooth wear or dental injuries can expose the dentin or dark underlayer beneath the enamel. Additionally, if you vape or smoke cigarettes, your teeth can easily turn yellow from nicotine.
What are my options for missing teeth?
If you have one or more missing teeth, Dr. Kalochie can help. She collaborates with local oral surgeons and dental specialists to coordinate restorative care. Dr. Kalochie will often recommend dental implants. Implants are titanium posts that replace teeth at the socket. They reduce bone loss, allow patients to eat and speak comfortably, and feel like natural teeth.
Dental implants may also be used to secure a dental bridge or denture. Although patients can receive a traditional fixed dental bridge or removable denture, they have the choice of implant-secured restorations. Implant-supported bridges and dentures last longer and feel more natural than traditional options.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Do you have any more questions about your dental options? Contact us at 267.592.3552 or request a dental appointment on our website. We will always be glad to assist you, whether you require routine dental care or multiple complex procedures.