Navigating through your dental care options can sometimes feel overwhelming, but we are here to clear up any confusion. Our dedicated dentists and team are committed to providing you with all the information you need for a healthy smile. Understanding your concerns and questions is a big part of how we tailor our care to meet your needs. Below, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions, offering insights into everything from daily dental routines to specific treatment options.
Your first visit will involve a comprehensive dental examination, including X-rays if necessary, followed by a detailed discussion of your dental health and treatment options.
We recommend visiting the dentist every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning to maintain optimal oral health.
Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and minimizing sugary snacks are key steps to preventing cavities.
Yes, dental X-rays are safe. We use modern, low-radiation X-rays and adhere to strict guidelines to minimize exposure.
We recommend choosing a soft-bristled brush that fits comfortably in your mouth and allows you to reach all areas easily.
Severe toothache, sensitivity to hot and cold and swollen, tender gums can be signs you might need a root canal.
Yes, but it is important to consult with us first to ensure the whitening method is suitable for your sensitivity level.
Treatment options for a chipped tooth include bonding, veneers or crowns, depending on the severity of the chip.
In a dental emergency, call our office immediately. We offer advice and can arrange for urgent care if needed.
Symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen or tender gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, receding gums, persistent bad breath, loose teeth and changes in the way teeth fit together. Early detection and treatment are key to managing gum disease, so if you notice any of these signs, schedule an appointment with us.
For more detailed information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Raul Franco, Dr. Allison Kern, Dr. Chuck Bauer or Dr. Tressa Gloystein, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Our team at Hastings Family Dental in Hastings and Doniphan, Nebraska, are committed to your oral health and well-being.