How often should I visit the dentist?
Why is flossing so important?
What are you looking for during an exam?
- Signs of periodontal disease
- Signs of cavities and decay
- Loose teeth
- Early signs of oral cancer
- TMJ disorder
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Overall oral health
We will also perform an orthodontic evaluation and fluoride treatment (if needed) in addition to your normal cleaning.
Why does my dentist take X-rays?
How can I prevent cavities?
Thankfully, cavities can be prevented with simple daily hygiene. To help prevent cavities and decay, Dr. Wynn recommends brushing your teeth at least twice daily. Floss every day to clean the spaces between your teeth and use mouthwash to kill any remaining bacteria.
In addition to daily care, make sure you come in twice a year for a regular check-up and cleaning. Together we can keep your teeth bright and healthy!
What is periodontal disease?
Over time plaque and tartar begin to build-up on the surface of the teeth. This gives bacteria a place to live. Regular flossing and brushing can help keep plaque and tartar away from the surface of your teeth, however, the gum line is a difficult place to clean. This is one reason why gum disease is so common.
During your visit, one of our skilled hygienists will clean along the gum line and between the gums and teeth – clearing away any build-up and allowing your gums to heal.
What are the signs of dental problems?
- Unusually loose teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Tooth loss
- Bleeding gums
- Gum recession
- Chronic bad breath
- Tenderness or swelling in the gums
- Sores that do not go away
- Pain in the face, neck, and mouth
- A change in bite
- A change in your ability to speak or eat
If you are experiencing anything unusual or have noticed one of these symptoms, call and make an appointment at 513-922-4221. Dr. Wynn will be happy to discuss any of your questions or concerns.
Why are my teeth getting darker?
To keep your teeth looking bright and clean, make sure to brush and floss daily. Avoid the following: coffee and tea, brightly-dyed foods, and smoking cigarettes. Teeth whitening solutions are available for those who want to restore their light, radiant smile.
How long will teeth whitening last?
Depending on your personal oral hygiene and diet, your whitening treatment can last anywhere between several months and 3 years.
Do I still need to see a dentist every six months if I have dentures?
Outside of daily hygiene and maintenance, it is important to visit your dentist consistently to keep your dentures in the best shape possible. Coming in for an exam will allow Dr. Wynn to check your bite, your fit, and look for any signs of decay or deterioration.
What is the best toothbrush and toothpaste?
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Dr. Mary Ellen Wynn’s dental practice in the Western Hills area is by far the best dentist I have visited. My first appointment was 15+ years ago when she took me in for an urgent cracked tooth. Service was excellent and professional. My family continues to visit on a regular basis.
Dr. Wynn and her staff are exceptional in their friendliness, knowledge and help. They all make visiting the dentist a delightful experience. Dr. Wynn is the best dentist I’ve encountered in all my life and would recommend her services to anyone, especially those who are afraid of going to the dentist.
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My childhood experience with a dentist was best described as grim. It led me to neglect my dental health. Teeth that been improperly drilled and filled had to be pulled. My husband found Dr. Wynn and shortly thereafter, so did I. The experience has changed my outlook on dentists.