Frequently Asked Questions
Allentown dental care questions and answers
Providing Dental Care for Your Entire Family
Siri Family and Cosmetic Dentistry believes our patients should be a part of their treatment plan in order to provide the best level of care. Understanding every procedure allows our patients to take an active role in their dental health. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have.
How often should I visit the dentist?
For optimal dental and oral health, you should plan for routine exams twice a year, where you can receive a teeth cleaning and general exam. However, if you feel pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums, you should schedule an appointment immediately.
How often should I brush my teeth and floss?
Dr. Siri recommends brushing and flossing your teeth twice per day, or as needed throughout the day.
How can I prevent cavities?
Brushing and flossing are your first line of defense in preventing cavities. Avoiding sweets and foods that stick to your teeth is also important, as these become breeding grounds for bacteria growth.
I have sensitive teeth. Can anything help?
There can be many causes of sensitive teeth, so please schedule an appointment where Dr. Siri can take a closer look at the cause. Using toothpaste that contains strontium chloride or potassium nitrate is sometimes effective, but we should rule out any serious problems.
Do root canals really hurt that bad?
With proper techniques and effective local anesthesia, the procedure is no more painful than a cavity filling. It’s a multi-step procedure, but Dr. Siri has performed many root canals.
What causes bleeding gums?
You really need to come in for an examination to determine the cause. However, common reasons include the onset of periodontal disease and gingivitis, aggressive brushing, and improper flossing.
For more information about dental health, or to schedule a free consultation, please give us a call at (610) 432-0113.