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FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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The content of this web site is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute, standard of care, or guide (medically, dentally or legally) for diagnosis or treatment by Dr. Backiel, any physician or any dentist. 

 

 

Q: How often should I brush my teeth?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: How often should I have a regular dental exam and cleaning?

Q: What is done during a regular dental exam?

Q: What is done during a regular dental cleaning?

Q: What is a digital dental x-ray?

Q: Are dental x-rays necessary?

Q: What do dental x-rays show?

Q: Are dental x-rays safe?

Q: How often should dental x-rays be taken?

Q: What are composite fillings?

Q: Why should I have composite fillings?

Q: How are composite fillings placed?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

Q: What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?