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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Dallas, TX

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At Avion Dental & Orthodontics, we aren’t just healthcare providers, but educators as well. We strive to give our patients all the information they need to take great care of their teeth so their smiles can stay healthy and beautiful for decades to come. That’s why we’re always happy to answer your questions. Below, you’ll find our responses to some of the most popular questions we receive, and you’re always welcome to give us a call.

How often should I get a checkup and cleaning?

The average person should get a checkup and cleaning about twice a year, or once every six months. Most dental issues take a long time to develop and show symptoms, and these services give our team the chance to catch minor problems early and take care of them before a patient even notices anything.

Should I use a manual or electric toothbrush?

Both types of toothbrushes are great at removing plaque and food particles that can lead to cavities, so it really comes down to preference. Electric brushes have been shown to remove more debris from the teeth in multiple studies, but if you use a manual brush and have strong oral health, then there is no reason to switch.

Should I be concerned about my bleeding gums?

Maybe. You might be brushing and flossing with too much pressure, so try to lighten up for a few days and see if this helps. If not, then you might have early-stage gum disease. The best thing to do is schedule an appointment with us right away so we can treat the infection before it becomes worse.

How can I get my child to brush and floss more?

A few quick tips:

  • Give your child a small reward if they brush and floss a certain number of days in a row (a week, a month, etc.)
  • Let your child choose their own toothbrush and toothpaste. This will make them more likely to use them.
  • For young children, you should brush alongside them. This turns oral hygiene into a family activity and allows you to set a good example.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Avion Dental & Orthodontics is in-network with many dental insurance providers, and we’re happy to work with out-of-network plans as well. So, most likely, we’ll be able to accept your plan! To find out how much you can save with us, give us a call with your policy information nearby.

I don’t have dental insurance. How else can I save on my care?

You can sign up for our VIP Plan. For a low monthly fee, you can cover your routine dental care for the year and get large discounts on several other treatments. There are no deductibles, maximums, or waiting periods, and signing up only takes a few minutes. Give us a call today to learn more.