At Drs. Crooks & Enmark, D.D.S. we believe patient education is paramount to achieving a healthy smile for life!
Explore our gallery of frequently asked questions to discover the answer to many of the most common queries and concerns we hear at our dental practice located in Sacramento:
When is the best age for my child to visit the dentist?
We recommend that children visit our practice from two years of age onwards. This helps your child to form positive associations with the dentist before school yard rumors contribute to the development of dental anxiety or phobias, and establishes healthy oral habits from a young age. Our dentists can also monitor the healthy development of your child’s bite, and employ early intervention treatment where appropriate.
How often should I visit the dentist for a check-up?
We recommend that patients visit our dental practice at least every six months for an oral health check-up. This allows our dental professionals to conduct a professional clean, check for threats to your oral health and perform an oral cancer examination. These visits are highly important as they can save you from lengthy and expensive restorative dental treatment down the track.
What can I do about my silver fillings?
At our dental practice located in Sacramento, we can provide safe removal of amalgam fillings. This includes taking precautionary measures such as the use of high volume suction and water spray when removing amalgam fillings to ensure that you do not experience any further mercury exposure. At our dental practice located in Sacramento, we can replace these amalgam fillings with healthy, attractive and functional tooth colored filling material.
Help! I have had my tooth knocked out, what should I do?
If you have suffered from tooth loss, you must take action within 30 minutes of your tooth being knocked out. Getting to a dentist within half an hour of experiencing tooth loss can mean the difference between losing and saving your tooth. Ensure that you pick your tooth up by the crown (never the root as this can damage the tissues required for reattaching the tooth to the bone), and place in a container of milk during transport.
What is the best way to prevent gum disease?
Maintaining a comprehensive oral care program is key to preventing the development of periodontal (gum) disease. This should encompass at home care and lifestyle choices such as:
- Brushing your teeth morning and night
- Flossing every single day
- Maintaining a healthy diet
- Avoiding the consumption of cigarettes and alcohol
This at home care should be supplemented with regular visits to our dental practice located in Sacramento for regular professional cleaning and oral health exams.
How can I straighten my smile without lengthy orthodontic treatment?
At Crooks & Enmark, D.D.S. we offer a range of lifestyle friendly tooth straightening treatments that can be great choices for adult patients with esthetic concerns. One option that we provide in practice is our Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment. This rapid orthodontic system is a great choice for adult patients who wish to straighten the visible portions of their smile in a swift manner.
For suitable candidates dental veneers can also be a great cosmetic dental treatment to visibly erase many of the unwanted characteristics of their smile such as discoloration, crooked teeth, asymmetry and gaps.
How can I achieve a more beautiful smile?
At our dental practice located in Sacramento we offer a range of contemporary cosmetic dental treatments that can be used to transform the appearance of your smile. These include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Rapid Cosmetic Adult Orthodontics
- Veneers / Lumineers
- Cosmetic Smile Consultations
Our dentists can consult with you about your unique requirements and can recommend the most ideal cosmetic dental treatment according to your needs, desires and budget.
What is the best way to whiten my teeth?
If you wish to whiten the appearance of your smile, professional teeth whitening is the most effective and safe way to achieve a beautifully bright smile. Although it may be tempting to opt for inexpensive at home or salon whitening treatments, these can be both ineffective and a threat to your oral health. At our dental practice located in Sacramento, we can provide professional teeth whitening treatments that can help you achieve a beautifully white smile whilst retaining the integrity of your oral health.
What is the best way to replace my missing teeth?
If you have missing teeth, dental implants are the gold standard in restorative dental treatment.Effectively mimicking the feel, form and function of natural teeth better than any other restorative dental treatment to date, dental implants are an ideal choice if you are seeking to rejuvenate your smile after tooth loss.
How can I gain relief from my headaches, jaw pain and migraines?
Headaches, jaw pain and migraines may be a sign of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. At our dental practice located in Sacramento, our dentists can provide a range of solutions to this disorder depending on the severity of your condition ranging from appliance therapy to oral surgery.
If you have any further queries or concerns our dental professionals are more than happy to share their expertise.