Patient education is an important part of dental care. We want our dental patients to learn the best ways to care for their smiles at home and in our office. Knowing how to care for your smile at home and learning about your treatment options can prevent future oral health issues and maintain good oral health. We welcome patients to read oral health FAQs about dental care in our Tampa, FL, office.
Dental FAQs in Tampa, FL
Read answers to commonly asked questions about dental care in our office:
Do you see children?
We are a family dentist that sees children and adults. Our team is dedicated to helping patients of all ages receive the right dental care for their current needs.
Do you treat emergencies?
Yes, our office treats patients with dental emergencies. If a dental emergency occurs during regular office hours, please call 813-733-6981 for immediate treatment.
What is cosmetic dental care, and do you offer cosmetic treatments?
Cosmetic dentistry enhances the appearance and health of the smile. We offer multiple cosmetic dental treatments, including Invisalign, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening treatment. Our cosmetic dental treatments can brighten patients’ natural smiles, address tooth damage, and straighten crooked teeth.
How often do I visit the dentist?
We recommend that patients visit the dentist twice a year, or every six months. At routine dental appointments, we offer thorough cleanings, exams, and x-rays. We also provide dental treatments for younger patients, like sealants and fluoride treatment to prevent cavities.
What is the best way to brush and floss my teeth and gums?
When you brush your teeth, brush in circular motions. Begin at the front of each tooth, move to the chewing surfaces, and then the back of the teeth. Brush for two minutes twice a day. Floss using traditional waxed or unwaxed floss, dental tape, or a water pick. When using floss, gently slide it between each tooth and curve the floss around the base of each tooth.
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
You should replace your toothbrush or brush head every 3 to 4 months. Over time, the brush bristles can fray, and bacteria can build up on the brush. Replacing your brush several times a year ensures that you have an effective dental tool to prevent decay.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you have any more questions for our office? Contact us for treatment today at 813-733-6981. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Benedict and her team online.