Orland Park Dentist Answers Frequent Questions From Dental Patients

Written by Dr. Zaibak on Dec 11, 2012

In our Orland Park office we really strive to be useful resources for our dental patients. When patients—young or old—have questions about oral health, they call us for answers!

Today we are going to be sharing some of the answers that we give to commonly asked questions about dentistry. So keep reading to get more information, and remember, you can always contact our office if you want additional guidance.

Q: I haven’t been to the dentist’s office in a long time, what should I do?

A: Well first of all, schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible! Remember, our dental team is here to help and support you, not to judge you. So schedule your appointment, and take time to write down any problems you’ve noticed with your smile, and any questions you’ve thought of. Then, when you come in for your cleaning we can get you back on track!

Q: I’ve noticed that my breath is hard to keep fresh—any tips?

A: If you are dealing with hard-to-treat bad breath, it could be a sign that you’re dealing with oral health issues. Both cavities and gum disease can lead to chronic bad breath. Additionally, if you suffer from dry mouth, this can also lead to odorous breath. Make sure that you are brushing and flossing effectively, and reach out to your dental team to see if you need to integrate any additional oral health treatments in your routine.

Q: How do I know if I have a cavity?

A: Sometimes cavities are really noticeable, because they cause dental pain sensitivity. A dental cavity may also be visible on the tooth as a dark or pitted spot. However, if you are unsure whether or not you have a cavity, you really should reach out to your dental team. Sometimes what you think is a cavity is just a stain, while other times dental cavities are able to grow for months or years in hard-to-see spots on the tooth.

If you are looking for additional information, our Tinley Park dentists are here for you, so give us a call!