A picture says 1000 words, so the saying goes. At Milligan Family Dentistry, we think that a smile says 1000 words. We believe that your smile says a lot about who you are. It exemplifies your confidence and your self-esteem.
It is our goal for you to be proud of your smile. For this reason, we offer state-of-the-art equipment, powered by a friendly and caring staff. Our cosmetic dentistry services can help your smile sparkle.
The professionals of Milligan Family Dentistry can help beautify your smile and quite possibly your outlook on life. Call today for your appointment with Milligan Family Dentistry, where GREAT smiles come easily.
Milligan Family Dentistry FAQ
Q: How do I avoid tooth decay?
A: By maintainig routine dental visits your hygienist will be able to work with you on how to care for your teeth and what tooth paste you should be using. It is important to brush twice a day for at least two minutes each time and especially before going to bed!
Q: How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
A: It is recommended to have your teeth cleaned every six months unless your dentist has diagnosed you as having periodontal disease. Patients with periodontal disease should follow the recommended treatment that your dentist has discussed with you and expect that the follow-up cleanings may be as frequent as every 3 to 4 months.
Q: At what age should I bring my child in for their first dental visit?
A: The American Dental Association recommends that a child be seen by a dentist as soon as his or her first tooth erupts,but at least no later than their first birthday for a well baby check-up. At this appointment the doctor will do a visual exam to check for decay or other abnormalities and will review homecare and healthy habits to ensure that your child maintains a healthy smile.
Q: Does my oral health have an effect on my overall health?
A: Studies indicate periodontal(gum) disease may increase your risk for a variety of health concerns such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, respiratory disease and low birth weight infants. Factors that may put you at an increased risk for gum disease include: infrequent dental cleanings, family history of gum disease, smoking, poor oral hygiene, stress, prior gum disease, diabetes and age.
Q: What is the best way to whiten my teeth?
A: We can do a one hour in office whitening process, preferably just after a proper teeth cleaning. Also, we can provide a whitening process that you do at home with custom trays that we make to use with the whitening gel.