Here at Prince Frederick Dental Center, we are proud to offer comprehensive dental care for you and your family in Prince Frederick, MD and the surrounding area.
Our dental clinic understands how busy you are. The last thing that you want to do is run all over town to get every person in your family treated to have a beautiful smile. That is why we are proud to offer appointments that accommodate your entire family. This way you can save time and enjoy the convenience.
If you have young children, it’s important that you start bringing them in at a young age. This teaches them the correct way to keep their teeth and mouths healthy. Healthy oral habits last a lifetime, and when children are taught these habits properly at a young age it is much more likely that they will continue to practice the habits for the rest of their lives. It will also teach your children to go to the dentist on a regular basis. Our dental clinic is happy to work with your children and teach them these important healthy oral habits.
It is important to go see the dentist regularly no matter what age you are. We strive to have a family-oriented environment so that you are happy to bring your entire family to our office to ensure their good dental health.
Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive visit each and every time you walk through our doors. We know that going to the dentist is not everyone’s favorite activity, but we will make it as enjoyable for you as possible. We are here to answer any of your questions and ensure that you have a healthy and beautiful smile.
General Dentistry FAQs:
What causes cavities?
Our mouths contain many forms of bacteria, both good and bad. Having bacteria in your mouth is normal, but certain types of bacteria can attach themselves to hard surfaces like the enamel that covers your teeth. If not removed regularly, the bacteria multiplies until a colony forms. Proteins in your saliva also mix in and the bacteria colony becomes a whitish film on the tooth, known as plaque. When plaque is left on your teeth for extended periods of time, it starts to eat at your enamel and form cavities.
Manual or Electric toothbrush, Which is better?
Manual toothbrushes and electric toothbrushes are both effective when used properly. Be sure to discuss your brushing habits with your dentist or hygienist. They can help find the right fit for you.
Which toothpaste is right for me?
When purchasing toothpaste, always be sure to select one that contains fluoride. Toothpastes that contain fluoride have been shown to prevent cavities. We also suggest using a product that is approved by the American Dental Association which means the product has met the ADA criteria for safety and effectiveness. When considering other types of toothpaste, for example, gum care or whitening, be sure to ask your dental hygienist or dentist what they would recommend to use regarding your concerns. Be sure to choose the toothpaste that feels best and works best for you, we are always happy to help you find the right fit.
My teeth feel fine and I brush and floss regularly, Do I still need to come to the Dentist?
Your teeth may feel fine, but it’s still important to see the dentist every 6 months because problems can exist without you knowing. Your smile’s appearance is important, and your dentist can help keep your smile healthy and looking beautiful.
How often should I change my tooth brush?
Your toothbrush will eventually wear out, especially if you are brushing your teeth twice a day for two to three minutes each time. Your dentist recommends that adults and children change their toothbrush every three months. If you are using an electric toothbrush, be sure to read the directions because you may not need to change toothbrush heads as frequently. Patients with gum disease are encouraged to change their toothbrush every four to six weeks to keep any bacteria from spreading. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with hot water to kill germs and keep the bristles clean. If you’ve been sick, be sure to change your toothbrush as soon as possible.