Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Denton, TX
Your Dental Questions, Answered
Have a question about you or your family’s dental care? We've compiled some of the most common questions we receive below. If you can't find your question below or have additional questions, please give us a call.
When should I get a checkup and cleaning?
Ideally, you should receive a professional checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. This is often enough that our team can catch most problems during their earliest stages and remove harmful tartar from your teeth before it can create cavities.
Why do I need cleanings if I brush and floss every day?
While consistent oral hygiene at home is essential to healthy teeth and gums, your brush and floss simply aren’t able to clean every single part of your mouth. Small, hard-to-reach areas can accumulate plaque and tartar and eventually lead to infections. Professional cleanings allow our hygiene team to find and treat these trouble spots so your smile stays in good shape year after year.
How long will it take to repair my tooth?
For a minor cavity, Dr. Aguilar can likely fix it in a single appointment using a tooth-colored filling. If the damage is more extensive, he may fit you for a crown, which usually requires two visits.
What is the best way to replace my missing teeth?
Dr. Aguilar highly recommends dental implants to all of his patients who are seeking to rebuild their smiles. These prosthetics are currently the only treatment that replaces an entire tooth from root to crown, plus they have been shown to last decades longer compared to traditional bridges and dentures.
When should my child start visiting the dentist?
As soon as your child’s first tooth appears, you should schedule them for a visit. After this initial exam that will make sure your child’s smile is off to a good start, they should begin attending routine checkups and cleanings starting around age two.
What should I do about my toothache?
Don’t ignore it! If you’re experiencing persistent and/or severe dental pain, go ahead and give us a call. Even a minor toothache could indicate a serious infection or injury. We’ll schedule you for an immediate appointment and provide the relief you need right away.
Will you take my dental insurance?
Yes—Aguilar Family Dentistry accepts most major PPO dental insurance plans, and we’ll even file your claims for you to ensure you’re getting every dollar you deserve. To learn more, give us a call today.