Our dental team wants to keep patients informed on their oral health and treatment options. At Dovedale Dental Care, we offer many dental services for patients to maintain their dental health. Dr. Puneet Agarwal takes a patient-focused approach and is passionate about patient education. On this page, you can read dental FAQs for our office in Marriottsville, MD. We will answer a few common questions about the causes of dental problems as well as patients’ options for treatment. If you have additional questions about your oral health or dental care in our office, please contact us for an appointment or discuss your concerns with our team at your next visit.
Dental FAQs in Marriottsville, MD
Discover answers to questions many patients have about their dental care:
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
Contact our office immediately if you have a sudden dental problem and require immediate care. Our office will do our best to see you as soon as possible for treatment. We provide urgent dental care to patients with problems like lost permanent teeth, excessive bleeding, or broken dental restorations.
Should I visit the dentist if I’m pregnant?
Yes, the majority of our dental services are safe from pregnant patients. Some patients may think that it is not safe to visit the dentist when they are pregnant. We encourage our patients to continue to make regular dental visits when pregnant. Sometimes pregnant women are at risk of developing problems like infections or gum disease. It is important to keep on top of your oral hygiene routine when pregnant.
What causes bad breath?
Common causes of halitosis, or bad breath, can be foods like garlic or onions. Dry mouth can also lead to bad breath. To help combat bad breath, continue to brush and floss regularly. Remember to clean the tongue where bacteria can also build up. Hydrating regularly also helps wash away food particles that contribute to halitosis.
Do I really need to floss?
Flossing is an often skipped step of many patients’ oral health routine. However, flossing can make a big difference in your oral health. We recommend that patients floss before they brush their teeth. Flossing between teeth removes food particles that can easily get stuck. In addition, flossing before brushing allows patients to clean areas of the mouth previously blocked by foods.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Do you have any more questions for us? At your next visit, feel free to ask us any questions you have about treatment and we will be glad to help. Request a dental appointment with Dr. Agarwal and his team online. You may also call us at 410-498-6268.