Marietta Family Dentist Frequently Asked Questions
We’re sure you have many questions about family, restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments. We’ve collected some of the most popular questions our Shining Smiles Family Dentistry patients ask us. If you need further assistance, please contact our Marietta family dental office directly.
The Most Common Dental Questions
Dr. Mohip has various methods for providing pain-free dental treatment. Topical and general anesthetics can limit pain and discomfort. Nitrous oxide relaxes patients, taking their minds off of an examination or dental cleaning. Additionally, the use of laser dentistry (when possible) provides a gentler alternative to old-fashioned drills.
No. The superficial stains on the surface of the teeth are called extrinsic stains. Stains to the dentin beneath the enamel are called intrinsic stains. Home whitening products target superficial stains, whereas professional teeth whitening treatments address both types of staining.
The clearest signs of a cavity will be a visible hole in the tooth, a dark stain on the tooth, or sensitivity to hot or cold fluids. However, it is often difficult to spot a cavity. Maintaining regular dental appointments will ensure your dentist can discover tooth decay and other potential issues in the early stages.
The intraoral appliance used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea is safe and won’t have negative side effects for your jaw or teeth. Using an intraoral appliance is also proven to reduce or prevent sleep apnea, thus providing a health benefit for users.