FAQs


Q: How long is the first appointment?

A:

It may vary, but generally speaking, the first appointment will be merely a consulting one. Our dentist or dental hygienist will be checking the overall state of your oral health. Then Dr. Mereos dentist will provide recommendations on any further dental procedures you might need.

 

Approximate time for a first visit is one hour with Dr. Mereos and 45 mins with Hygienist
Mon & Wednesdays with Zenia
Tues, Thursday & Friday with Fermin


Q: Why is visiting the dentist so important?

A:

Visiting the dentist on a regular, monthly basis will not only help keep your teeth and oral health intact. It will also help keep the rest of your body healthy.

Dental care is important because it:

  • Fights teeth decay
  • Helps to prevent miscellaneous periodontal (gum) diseases, which eventually can lead to tooth loss
  • Prevents bad breath. So besides brushing and flossing, seeing the dentist regularly will help eliminate the bacteria that causes a bad smell
  • Awards you with a snow-white smile and a new breath of confidence!
  • Helps keep teeth shiny by preventing them being stained by food, drinks, and cigarettes
  • Makes your teeth stronger which allows you to eat any food you want, at any age!

Q: My teeth feel fine; do I still need to see a dentist?

A:

You may feel fine and think that your oral health is at no risk. But the thing is, that only a professional dentist can detect dental problems on early stages. This might happen only during a regular dental checkup. Caries, food staining, gums problems and teeth weakening are just a few such issues that can go unnoticed for quite a while. Also, you need to take advantage of all the modern dental medicine to fix any issues you did not fix earlier (like broken, chipped teeth etc…).


Q: How can I take care of my teeth in between dental checkups?

A:

Visiting the dentist on a regular, monthly basis will not only help keep your teeth and oral health intact. It will also help keep the rest of your body healthy.

  • Do not forget to brush your teeth, at least, two times a day (5 minutes each time). Floss at least once a day!
  • Use only a fluoride containing toothpaste. Ask your dentist if you also might need a fluoride rinse. This will prevent any cavities in the future!
  • Avoid sugary drinks, foods and cigarettes as much as possible. These harm the overall immunity of your mouth and stain your teeth badly.
  • When brushing teeth, brush your tongue as well! By doing so you will remove food particles and reduce a number of mouth bacteria.
  • Tongue brushing will make your breath much fresher!
  • Be sure to schedule your regular, routine check-ups. It is recommended to check your teeth at least twice a year or even more often.

Q: At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?

A:

We recommend you start taking kids as young as 5 years old to a regular dental healthcare checkups.


Q: When should I change my toothbrush?

A:

It is highly recommended to change your toothbrush once in every month! That’s based on what a majority of American dental institutions and numerous researchers strongly suggest.