Is is safe to do dental work during pregnancy?
Most of dental works are safe to be done during pregnancy. Procedures that may harm the fetus such as taking x-ray, tooth whitening, botox injection should be avoided. Any selective dental treatments are better to be postponed to after child delivery.
There are some hormonal changes during pregnancy which results in more gum inflammation and bleeding during the course of pregnancy. More frequent teeth cleaning every 3 months during pregnancy is highly recommended.
Does teeth cleaning scrap my enamel?
Not at all. Proper use of ultrasonic cleaners just deal with external build up by removing them using vibration. It does not scratch or damage enamel.
Do I need to do root canal in order to get crowns?
No. Root canal treatment is done mostly when there is pain or infection in the root. Root canal treatment is dealing with this by cleaning inside the root. Crowns are used to protect the tooth against future fracture . They can be done on teeth with or without root canal treatment.
Is Invisalign covered by my dental insurance?
Most dental plans cover Invisalign as this is to improve the long term health of patient. Some basic plans, due to the employer contract with dental insurance company, do not offer any orthodontic coverage or may have age restriction. Our dental office can inquire about your coverage and do all the necessary paper works to allow you to use your dental benefit.
Is teeth whitening safe for my teeth?
Teeth whitening is safe for your enamel. It does not damage enamel and does not cause cavity. The common problem with teeth whitening is sensitivity which will be diminished over a period of time. The whitening can not be a used for every one. For example teeth with internal discoloration can not be whitened.