Learning to care for the smile is the first step in achieving and maintaining oral health and wellness. Dr. Eric Wiitala of Scottsdale, AZ, is a committed professional with years of experience and helps answer any questions his patients might have. Below are a few of the more commonly asked questions we hear at our dental office regularly:
How Often Should I Come In for a Dental Cleaning?
The American Dental Association, or ADA, strongly recommends that patients of all ages visit their dentist at least two times a year for a cleaning and evaluation appointment.
What Can I Do To Improve My Oral Hygiene Between Visits?
Taking care of the smile between appointments is critical to ensuring oral health and wellness. Brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, protecting the teeth from damage, and calling the dentist when problems arise are just a few of the more commonly recommended steps towards maintaining a healthy smile between visits.
Are X-rays Necessary During Routine Cleanings and Exams?
When a patient is new to our practice, we take dental x-rays to assess their oral health. New x-rays may be needed periodically, but not always at each appointment.
Do You Offer Fluoride Treatments as Part of Regular Dental Evaluations?
At the practice of Dr. Eric Wiitala, we provide fluoride treatments for patients of all ages who want to protect their smiles against tooth decay.
What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use for Daily Brushing and Flossing?
We strongly encourage using an electric toothbrush with soft-bristled brushes to brush your teeth every day.
Can You Provide Me With Any Tips To Help Reduce Plaque Buildup Between Teeth?
Brushing, flossing, and regular use of mouthwash all help in reducing the development of plaque on the teeth, which can be removed with our dental hygienists during a routine dental cleaning at the office of Dr. Eric Wiitala.
Who Can I Call To Learn More About the Importance of Regular Dental Evaluations and Cleanings?
If you reside in the area of Scottsdale, AZ, and want to speak to a trained and experienced dental team about your questions about oral health and wellness, call Dr. Eric Wiitala today at 480-657-6981 to request an appointment.