Faq

Have questions before your visit with NewStar Dental? If so, we welcome you to read through the answers to our frequently asked questions below.

I am afraid of the dentist. What can be done to help me relax?

If you are fearful of the dentist, we understand your concerns. We offer various relaxation techniques such as nitrous oxide gas and conscious oral sedation to help you feel more at ease during your dental visits. Our caring team will work with you to create a comfortable and calming experience.

I would like to be exposed to unnecessary radiation. Can I avoid X-rays?

Your safety is our priority. That is why we utilize digital X-rays, which significantly reduce radiation exposure compared to traditional X-rays. We take precautions to ensure that X-rays are only taken when necessary, minimizing your exposure to unnecessary radiation.

What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. It is commonly found in toothpaste, mouthwash and some drinking water sources. We also provide fluoride treatments here at NewStar Dental to provide additional protection against cavities, especially for individuals at higher risk of tooth decay.

How can I improve the appearance of my teeth?

Our dentist and team offer a range of cosmetic treatments in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to improve the appearance of your teeth. These include:

During a consultation, our experienced team will assess your unique needs and recommend the most suitable treatment to enhance your smile.

I have crooked teeth. Can I improve the way my teeth look without braces?

Yes, there are alternatives to traditional braces for improving tooth appearance. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign® aligners, can effectively straighten teeth without the need for metal brackets and wires. These virtually invisible aligners gradually shift your teeth into the desired position, offering a discreet and convenient option.

What can I expect from the first appointment?

During your first appointment, we will focus on getting to know you and your oral health history. You can expect a comprehensive examination, including a thorough assessment of your teeth, gums and bite. Digital X-rays, if necessary, will help us evaluate your dental health more accurately. We will discuss any concerns you have and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your need.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. It is caused by bacterial plaque buildup, resulting in inflammation, gum recession, and potential tooth loss if left untreated. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are essential for preventing and managing gum disease.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement option. It involves surgically placing an artificial tooth root made of biocompatible material, such as titanium, into the jawbone. This implant acts as a stable foundation for a custom-made dental crown, providing a natural-looking and functional replacement for a missing tooth.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal therapy is a procedure performed to save a tooth that has become infected or severely decayed. It involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth’s inner chamber, cleaning and disinfecting the area, and filling it with a special material. A dental crown is often placed on top to restore the tooth’s strength and appearance.

Do I still need to see a dentist if my teeth do not hurt?

Yes, regular dental visits are important even if your teeth do not hurt. Dental check-ups allow us to detect early signs of dental issues, such as tooth decay, gum disease or oral cancer. Prevention and early intervention are key to maintaining optimal oral health and preventing more extensive and costly treatments in the future.

If you have any questions that are not mentioned here, please feel free to give us a call at 954-824-1824. We are always happy to assist you.

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