Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Commonly Asked Dental Questions

At Michael J. Press, D.D.S., we believe that the more informed you are, the more comfortable you are during your dental treatment. Therefore, our Roswell emergency dentist has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions pertaining to dentistry for your knowledge and comfort.

Why do my teeth feel sensitive?
Sensitive teeth are a result of slightly receding gums. When gums have receded, they allow underlying dentin to come through, which makes the sensitive nerve more accessible. To manage this, we offer a variety of options and tips. For more details about sensitive teeth, contact us at (770) 395-0551.

How do I prevent gum disease and tooth decay?
You can prevent gum disease and tooth decay at home by brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis. A daily routine can greatly reduce your risk of gingivitis and tooth decay.

What is gingivitis?
Gingivitis, or periodontal disease, is caused by bacteria that surrounds your teeth and enters your gums. As a result, gums can become irritated and may bleed often. Regular dental visits are highly recommended to prevent gingivitis from worsening.

There are a series of treatments, medications and procedures that can control the condition. If you believe you may have gingivitis, contact us at (770) 395-0551 to begin your treatment!

What is the difference between white fillings and silver fillings?
Silver fillings are made from metal alloy. Little to no bacteria can enter a tooth once it is filled with silver, and they keep the filled teeth healthy and strong.

White fillings are often made from plastic or glass polymer materials. These allow us to fill a cavity with a material that look and feel just like the structure of your existing teeth. Instead of gray or silver fillings, white fillings can match your tooth color.

How can I improve my smile?
We have the capability to improve your smile using all or some of these cosmetic procedures including:

  • Tooth Whitening
  • Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Regular Teeth Cleaning

If we were able to answer your questions, please visit us to schedule your next treatment! If you have any further questions regarding dentistry services, contact us at (770) 395-0551 for more information. We look forward to seeing you!

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