FAQs

Welcome to the Kingwood Perfect Smiles’ frequently asked questions page. We believe that education is an important part of our patient’s dental care and we strive to answer each and every question a patient may have. We hope that our frequently asked questions page can answer some of the questions you may have. Don’t see your questions listed? Let us know at your next appointment; we’d be happy to answer them.

Do you provide pediatric dentistry?

Yes, we do! We are happy to see patients at any age and recommend that your child see us once their first tooth erupts! Any patients under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult during their visit.

Do you accept new patients?

Of course! Kingwood Perfect Smiles believes that everyone deserves access to exceptional care and we are always happy to have new patients at our dental practice.

I’m pregnant, can I have professional dental care?

In most cases, the answer to this question is yes. However, we prefer that you ask your doctor prior to scheduling a visit. Certain diagnostics or treatment options may not be possible however things like a dental cleaning and physical examination should be no problem. Our biggest concern is the health of your baby.

How can I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment at Kingwood Perfect smiles, you can fill out our convenient Book an Appointment form or even just contact us by phone. Are you a new patient? Let us know; you may have some forms to fill out!

Can my teenager bring my child to their appointment?

During your child’s pediatric dental visit, we do require that they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18.

Will my teeth be cleaned during my first appointment?

In most cases, yes, unless you have specified that you would prefer not to have a dental cleaning. We recommend that you receive professional dental cleanings at least twice a year.

What causes cavities?

Tooth decay is caused due to bacteria in the mouth that often collect on teeth. As these bacteria feed on the food we consume, they produce an acid which can wear away the enamel on your teeth. It is important to properly brush and floss each day to remove the bacteria, debris, and plaque that may have formed to prevent decay and cavities.

What are the most common dental complications?

The most common dental conditions we see at Kingwood Perfect Smiles are dental decay (cavities) and periodontal diseases (such as gingivitis and gum disease). Luckily both of these conditions can be easily prevented with proper at-home dental care and regular professional dental services.

How often do I need to see my dentist?

At Kingwood Perfect Smiles we recommend that most patients visit us at least every 6 months. However, those with chronic tooth decay, infections or even gum disease may need to visit our dental office more often to manage their dental conditions properly.

When should I get a new toothbrush?

We recommend that every patient replace their toothbrush at least every 3 months. If you are sick or notice your toothbrush has become damaged, it is advised to replace your toothbrush immediately.

When should my baby first see the dentist?

At Kingwood Perfect Smiles we recommend your child see us at least by their first birthday. However we prefer to see them once their first tooth has erupted.

When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth?

We actually recommend that you begin “brushing” before your child ever has any teeth. We recommend using a soft rag or cloth and gently wiping the gums, this can help reduce bacteria in the mouth and get them used to the idea of dental care.

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