Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Buda, TX
Ask Your Buda Dentists
In addition to providing a lot of hands-on care, another part of our mission here at Buda Dental Professionals is to offer education, so we can empower our dental patients. To that end, we’ve answered some of the most popular questions we receive below. If there is anything else you would like to ask us, just give us a call—we’re always happy to talk to you!
Are you currently accepting new dental patients?
Yes! Our dental office is eager to welcome new patients through our doors no matter what their needs might be. You can go ahead and schedule an appointment by calling us directly or visiting the Request an Appointment page.
When should I go to the dentist?
We recommend visiting the dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning, and it’s always wise to reach out if you’re experiencing any uncommon symptoms like pain, swelling, or soreness. This proactive approach will allow our team to take care of problems before they can become major headaches.
Is flossing supposed to make my gums bleed?
If your gums bleed every time you floss, it might mean you’re doing it too hard, or you may have a minor infection. Clean your teeth with a lighter touch for a few days, and if the bleeding continues, go ahead and give us a call. You’re likely dealing with inflammation, which is a sign of early-stage gum disease, but we can put a stop to it before it becomes worse.
How often should I brush my teeth?
A good place to start is twice a day—once in the morning right after you wake up, and then again before you go to bed. Based on the state of your oral health, it might be wise to brush after lunch as well, but we can help you put together the perfect daily hygiene routine when you come to see us for a checkup.
How long will it take to replace/fix my tooth?
The truth is that the timeline for various dental treatments can vary quite a bit from patient to patient depending on many factors. Speaking broadly, it typically takes two appointments to get a crown, and several appointments spaced out over a few months to get a denture or implant. To get a more defined timeline that applies to your specific situation, we’ll need to see you first.
Will you take my dental insurance?
We help our patients save on their care by filing claims with any dental insurance provider, so if you have a plan, you can trust that you’ll be able to use it here. To get a better idea of how you’ll be covered at your visit, just give us a call with your policy information nearby.