FAQs

What teeth whitening treatment do you offer?

Bayside Smiles offer Zoom teeth whitening both in-office and take home. We also offer porcelain veneers. When you visit us for an appointment we will assess your oral health and determine which treatment is best for you.

Dental implants or dental bridges?

This is an interesting question. While dental implant treatment is arguably the better of the two treatments it really does depend on your individual situation, because there are patients who are not suitable candidates for dental implant treatments.

I have a sore jaw, can a dentist help?

There are many reasons why your jaw could be sore. If you inform us when you visit of the pain and the type of pain we can help diagnose the problem.

A sore jaw can be indicative of TMD—temporomandibular disorder. At Bayside Smiles we have treatment options to help manage TMD.

At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?

We recommend for your child’s first actual appointment to bring them in when their first tooth erupts or at the age of one: which ever happens first. Bringing your child in this early allows your dentist to help you ensure they have good oral health and that their teeth are erupting properly.

Why are my teeth sore when I wake up?

If your teeth are sore when you wake up it could be because you grind your teeth at night. The treatment for this is simple—a night guard is a hard plastic mouthguard-like device worn over your lower teeth to protect them from grinding.

How often should I visit the dentist?

For a regular check-up, scale and clean you should visit the dentist every six months. This is especially important if you have a dental restoration such as dentures or dental crowns so your dentist can check their health as well.

When is root canal treatment necessary?

Root canal treatment is necessary to save a diseased tooth from extraction, not only does it save a tooth from needing to be extracted it will also alleviate pain and prevent the decay spreading into your jaw.

What is All-on-4 treatment

All-on-4 is an implant-supported denture like no other. This treatment only requires 4 dental implants placed at a 45 degree angle and instead of waiting 3 to 6 months to place the dental prosthetics you only need to wait a few days to add the dentures.

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