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Frequently Asked Dental Care Questions

To make your Carlsbad Dental Care experience easier, we’ve compiled a list of frequent questions from our patients. Please take a look at these questions – hopefully you can find an answer!

If we haven’t answered your question or you would like more information, call our office at 760-203-5667, or send us a message via our contact us form at the bottom of each page. Someone from our office will reach out to you during business hours. We’re here to help!

Q: What is the best kind of toothbrush to use?

A: When choosing a toothbrush, the type of bristles is just as important as controlling your brushing habits – the two are definitely connected!

We recommend using a soft-bristled brush – harder bristles can be like scouring your gums! A softer bristle brush combined with a proper brushing technique is the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy!

  • brush twice a day for at least two minutes
  • floss once a day
  • brush using a circular motion
  • make sure you get the fronts, backs, and chewing surfaces of your teeth!
  • replace your toothbrush every three months

Q: How often should i see the dentist?

A: We recommend seeing the dentist once every six months for a cleaning. At your cleaning, we’ll also perform an exam to assess your dental health and make suggestions for any other care you may need.

For some patients, especially those who haven’t been to the dentist for a while or those with certain problems, we will recommend care more frequently (every 2-4 months). This is often temporary, and once your health has been restored, you can change your visit frequency.

Q: If my dentures are loose, do I need new ones?

A: As you age, the bone in your jaw loses mass, especially if you don’t have any teeth. When that happens, your gums shrink as well, meaning that dentures that previously fit well will not necessarily do so after several years. But that doesn’t mean you need your dentures replaced!

Carlsbad Dental Care offers several options to fix dentures that aren’t as tight as they used to be. We can make adjustments to your dentures to get them back to the perfect shape, and we can also manufacture new ones if absolutely necessary.

For those who want a different solution, we also offer state-of-the-art implant attachments for your dentures! With only a few dental implants, your dentures can either be supported and removable, or permanently attached! Imagine not having to deal with any more pastes` and just clipping your dentures in or out!

Q: What is the fastest way to correct cosmetic issues?

A: There are a lot of ways to correct cosmetic issues like teeth alignment, gaps, tooth color, and the like, but almost all of them will take multiple appointments, procedures, costs, and time that you don’t want to spend. At Carlsbad Dental Care, we are proud to offer a great way to get a smile you’ll love in just one appointment: EasySmile, LifeLike Veneers!

As opposed to most veneers that are constructed in a lab and require the removal of some of your natural enamel, LifeLike Veneers are applied in one visit without the removal of any enamel. These veneers can brighten, reshape, and repair your teeth to get you a great smile!

Q: I grind my teeth. What can I do to prevent this?

A: Grinding your teeth is a bad habit and can be hard to control, especially if you do it in your sleep! At Carlsbad Dental Care, we can fit you with a custom-built mouthguard that will hold your jaw in a comfortable, secure position and prevent any grinding. It’s only worn at night, so you won’t have to worry about dealing with it all day, either!

Grinding your teeth can lead to problems with your TMJ, as well as the eventual wearing down of your teeth, but all of this can be easily fixed by this simple piece of equipment. Don’t delay treatment when you can sleep comfortably, save your teeth, and wake up rested and happy!