At Sierra Gate Family Dental, Dr. Ardalan Keshtkar and our dedicated team are committed to providing you with essential dental information. Explore our FAQ section to gain insights into dental care. For personalized assistance or to schedule an appointment with our dentist at our dental office in Roseville, California, contact us at 916-784-0900. Your oral health is our top priority, and we are here to support your journey to a healthier smile.

What is the importance of regular dental checkups?

Regular checkups are essential to detect and prevent dental issues early, ensuring timely treatment and avoiding more extensive and costly procedures. 

How often should I visit the dentist for checkups and cleanings?

Typically, it is recommended to visit our dentist every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. However, we may recommend a different schedule based on your individual oral health needs.

What are the common signs of gum disease, and how can it be prevented?

Signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, persistent bad breath and gum recession. Prevention involves good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing and professional cleanings.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

Contact us immediately. We can provide guidance over the phone and schedule an emergency appointment to address the issue promptly.

What is the importance of dental X-rays, and are they safe?

Dental X-rays are valuable for diagnosing hidden dental problems. They emit a low level of radiation and are considered safe, especially with modern digital X-ray technology.

How can I maintain good oral hygiene at home?

Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily and use an antimicrobial mouthwash if recommended by our dentist. A balanced diet and limiting sugary snacks also contribute to oral health.

What are the options for replacing missing teeth?

Common options include dental implants, bridges and dentures. We can recommend the most suitable option based on your specific needs and preferences.

Is teeth whitening safe, and how long do the results last?

Professional teeth whitening conducted by a dentist is safe. The duration of results varies but can last from several months to a few years, depending on lifestyle factors.

Are dental treatments painful?

Most dental treatments are performed with local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort during procedures. We will discuss pain management options as needed.

How can I finance dental treatments, and does insurance cover them?

Dental insurance often covers preventive and necessary dental treatments. Payment plans and financing options are available to help manage costs for other procedures.

What can I do to ease dental anxiety?

Communicate your concerns with our dentist and team, who can provide strategies like sedation dentistry or relaxation techniques to help alleviate anxiety.

What is the connection between oral health and overall health?

Good oral health is linked to overall health. Poor oral hygiene can contribute to various systemic conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. Regular dental care is vital for maintaining overall well-being.

These FAQs provide general information. For personalized advice and dental care, please consult with our dentist.