Are women more prone to oral problems?Yes. Women have an increased sensitivity to oral health problems because of the unique hormonal changes they experience. These hormonal changes not only affect the blood supply to the gum tissue, but also the body's response to the toxins that result from plaque build-up. As a result of these changes, women are more prone to the development of periodontal disease at certain stages of their lives, as well as to other oral health problems. The five situations in a women's life during which hormone fluctuations make them more susceptible to oral health problems are during puberty, the monthly menstruation cycle, when using oral contraceptives, during pregnancy, and at menopause.
How can I pay for my treatment?Payment is expected on the date treatment is provided or in advance if laboratory services are required prior to treatment. We accept cash, check and all major credit cards. Before finalizing your appointment, you should discuss payment options with the applicable clinic staff.
How do I request for my dental records?In order to protect the confidentiality of your dental record, we require a written authorization before releasing a copy of any portion of your dental record. To obtain the appropriate authorization form, please click here. Once you have filled out the required information, please mail the form to the clinic. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the clinic directly.
How much does dental care cost?All fees will be explained to you in detail before your treatment begins.
How safe are dental X-rays?Exposure to all sources of radiation — including the sun, minerals in the soil, appliances in your home, and dental X-rays — can damage the body's tissues and cells, and can lead to the development of cancer in some instances. Fortunately, the dose of radiation you are exposed to during the taking of X-rays is extremely small.
Advances in dentistry over the years have lead to the low radiation levels emitted by today's X-rays. Some of the improvements are new X-ray machines that limit the radiation beam to the small area being X-rayed, higher speed X-ray films that require shorter exposure time compared with older film speeds to get the same results, and the use of film holders that keep the film in place in the mouth (which prevents the film from slipping and the need for repeat X-rays and additional radiation exposure). In addition, federal law requires that X-ray machines be checked for accuracy and safety every two years. Some states require more frequent checks.
Aesthetica offers you the most advance digital dental xray with minimum amount of radiation for your safety and protection. Our X-ray units are all AERB approved and of Class1 type B equipment specification.
I have a terrible fear of going to the dentist yet I recognize the importance of seeing the dentist to maintain good oral health. What should I do?If you fear going to the dentist, you are not alone. Most of us avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. The first thing you should do is talk with your dentist. In fact, if your dentist doesn't take your fear seriously, find another dentist. The key to coping with dental anxiety is to discuss your fears with your dentist. Once your dentist knows what your fears are, he or she will be better able to work with you to determine the best ways to make you less anxious and more comfortable.
The good news is that today there are a number of strategies that can be tailored to the individual to reduce fear, anxiety, and pain. These strategies include use of medicines (to either numb the treatment area or sedatives or anesthesia to help you relax), use of lasers instead of the traditional drill for removing decay.
What is the best kind of toothbrush?Generally speaking, a soft bristled toothbrush is best. Whether you use a manual toothbrush or an electric, anything harder than soft, is too hard. Stiff bristles may give you that clean feeling, but they can also abrade your teeth and cause gum recession.
What is the best kind of toothpaste?Generally speaking, a white toothpaste without any additions is the best toothpaste.