Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Dudley, MA

Answering Our Patient’s Questions

We don’t want to make your dental decisions for you; we want to be your partner in protecting your oral health. As such, if there’s anything you want to know about dentistry, our team at Dudley Family Dental is ready to teach you as much as possible. You can always ask us questions at your regular checkups or when you call our office, but before you do, check to see if the information you want is already covered below.

How Often Should I See the Dentist?

You should visit a dentist at least once every six months. A lot can happen in your mouth in a relatively short amount of time, so two checkups per year is considered the minimum you need to give yourself the best chance of catching problems as early as possible.

Are Dental Implants the Best Tooth Replacement Option?

Yes. Dental implants replace both the crown and root portion of missing teeth. Not only do they look and feel great in your mouth, but they also prevent bone loss in your jaw, let you eat anything you could with natural teeth, and have a much longer life expectancy than other tooth replacement options.

Are Sensitive Teeth an Emergency?

Sensitive teeth aren’t always a serious problem, especially if the sensitivity only lasts for a very short time. On the other hand, prolonged or severe sensitivity could mean you have a cracked tooth, a cavity, or a dental infection. Call our office right away if you have any reason to think it might be serious.

How Can I Make My Teeth Whiter?

We offer a professional whitening treatment that’s more effective at removing stains and discoloration than the products you’d find at the store. For stains that don’t come out, we can cover the area with veneers or dental bonding.

Do You See Children?

Yes, as a family practice, we accept patients of all ages. We provide checkups, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and other essential services that promote healthy teeth and gums throughout your little one’s dental development.

What are the Signs of Gum Disease?

Bleeding gums, swollen or puffy tissue, gums that feel tender when touched, loose teeth, pus or pockets between your teeth and gums, and bad breath are all signs of gum disease. Don’t delay in making an appointment if you notice these symptoms; gum disease grows more severe when left untreated.

Do You Take My Insurance?

We accept many popular dental PPOs. Call our office to see what plans we’re in-network with. There’s a good chance that we can still accept your plan even if it’s out of network.