We recommend you brush your teeth twice a day and encourage daily flossing. The most effective way to prevent the build up of plaque is through daily flossing.
We recommend a soft bristled brush for the optimal health of your gums. We also suggest a small headed brush to get around each tooth more thoroughly.
Yes, it is important to floss daily because flossing removes plaque between teeth where it is hard for a toothbrush to reach. A major contributing factor to gum disease is caused by not flossing.
For optimal oral health, we recommend that you find a dentist and get a dental cleaning and exam every six months. An oral exam consists of examining your teeth, removing plaque, potentially taking x-rays, along with an appropriate tooth cleaning and polish.
Unfortunately, most people that have gum disease are unaware of it. Because gum disease is painless as it begins, it is crucial to schedule regular dental exams. Symptoms of gum disease include consistent bad breath, receding gums, red or bleeding gums, new spaces between teeth, and loose teeth. If you have a concern about gum disease we recommend you make an appointment at Poulson Family Dental.
There are many products and methods available to whiten teeth. However, we recommend professional teeth whitening as the best way to improve your smile. Contact Poulson Family Dental today, to find out more information about teeth whitening and if it is right for you.
Silver amalgam fillings eventually need to be replaced. The average life span of a silver filling varies due its leakage, breakdown or recurrent decay. During your scheduled appointment with us, we can tell you when they need to be replaced. Replacing your fillings with white filling materials, porcelain inlays, or crowns and veneers can give you the beautiful, long lasting smile you are seeking.
Please make sure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that you can provide us with the necessary paperwork and insurance information. To save time, you can also print the Intake Forms located on our forms page, and bring them filled out to your appointment.
We do set aside certain times during the day for emergency dental visits. Please call and we will do our very best to get you seen today! However, if you are having a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
We require 24 hours notice to cancel all appointments. Please be sure to contact us if you will not be able to make your reserved appointment time to avoid being charged a cancellation fee.
Dr. Poulson and his team are focused on helping you with your unique needs and challenges as it relates to your oral health. Dr. Poulson is focused on providing education and understanding as it pertains to your mouth and oral health. He and his team are focused on providing everyday understanding of how to keep your mouth and teeth as healthy as possible.
Our dentist, Dr. Poulson will recommend how often you'll need routine checkups. Ideally you should see Dr. Poulson once or twice a year. We will examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other health problems.
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