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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Austin, TX

Get All of Your Dental-Related Questions Answered

We want to make sure that you have all of the knowledge you need to make great decision for your oral health. That’s why we’re more than happy to address any questions and concerns you may have about at-home oral hygiene, certain treatments, or anything having to do with receiving dental care! If you don’t see the answers you need below, feel free to reach out by calling us.

How often should I change out my toothbrush?

The American Dental Association recommend changing out your toothbrush or the head of your electric toothbrush every three months to prevent bacteria buildup. It’s also important to change it out if you notice that the bristles are beginning to fray or after you’ve gotten over being sick.

Are electric or manual toothbrushes better to use?

This is a debate that has been going on for years, and we say, “Why change something that’s good for you?” If you’re a diligent and thorough brusher and a manual toothbrush has been working just fine for you, there’s no need to change your routine now. However, if you’re admittedly not as thorough of a brusher, you may consider getting an electric toothbrush to help do a better job at removing plaque and tartar from your teeth.

How do I find out if I’m a good candidate for dental implants?

The best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wong today! We’ll conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and take X-rays to determine whether you require any preparatory treatments before you can begin the procedure.

Do you provide dentistry for children in Austin?

Yes! We’re happy to treat patients of all ages at Avenue Dental, including children!

Will my dental insurance cover cosmetic treatment?

Unfortunately, it’s rarely the case that dental insurance plans will cover the cost of a cosmetic treatment unless it’s deemed crucial to maintaining the health of your smile. However, we offer easy and affordable financing through CareCredit!

What at-home oral hygiene products do you recommend using?

We recommend using Crest and Listerine at home because we trust these brands. If you have special oral needs, like sensitive teeth, we can provide you with recommendations tailored to you at your next checkup.

Should I get braces as an adult?

It’s never too late to address orthodontic issues, even as an adult. If you have crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, these issues can put you at a higher risk of developing oral health problems. To keep your smile in tip-top shape, we offer ClearCorrect and traditional braces to address orthodontic issues.