General Dentistry FAQ




General Dentistry FAQs

What Should I Ask My Dentist?

When you visit Fioritto Family Dental, you should always feel free to discuss any questions or concerns with our dentists.  We want you to feel comfortable and confident in the care we provide, and this begins with open dialogue concerning your oral health.

Our talented dental team partners with every patient to ensure optimal oral health and positive outcomes, and we encourage you to advocate for your own oral health.  We’re always happy to educate patients so they can make informed decisions about their care.  If you’re wondering, “What should I ask my dentist?”, perhaps our listing of frequently asked dental questions can help you to get started.

 Frequently Asked Dental Questions

 – Why are Regular Dental Visits So Important?

You can do a lot to maintain good oral health, but the dental professionals at Fioritto Family Dental have the training, experience, and equipment to clean the areas you can’t reach on your own and check for issues like gum disease and tooth decay that you can’t diagnose or treat.

Some patients wait to schedule a visit until they’re facing serious concerns.  This is referred to as crisis treatment.  If you want to ensure optimal oral health, you need preventive care to catch and treat potential problems before they become major issues that could cause lasting damage and entail significant expense.

– What Can I Expect During a Visit?

Regular visits to Fioritto Family Dental include a visual examination of the mouth, a professional cleaning, and in some cases, x-rays to look for hidden problems within the teeth and jaws.  During your visit, your dentist will discuss your oral health, any needed treatment, and recommended preventive care.

– Do I Really Need to Floss?

Yes! Brushing and flossing at least twice daily, or ideally, after every meal, is the best way to maintain good oral health and prevent gum disease and tooth decay.  Your toothbrush cleans the surfaces of teeth, but not hard-to-reach areas between teeth and below the gum line where food and bacteria can linger.  Flossing is necessary to keep these areas clean and prevent plaque and tartar buildup.

– How Can I Get My Kids to Brush?

Instilling good oral hygiene habits in young children is no easy feat, but Fioritto Family Dental is happy to help parents and children get on the same page with brushing and flossing.  As a parent, the best thing you can do is stick to a schedule and find ways to make daily oral care a fun activity. Brush with your kids to set an example, keep an eye on their progress, and try singing or listening to a short song while brushing to make it fun.

At Fioritto Family Dental, we’re always happy to answer your questions and address concerns.  If you don’t see your question or you want to know more, please contact us at 440-951-5511 or online today to schedule an appointment and learn more.