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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a root canal/nerve therapy?

Nerve therapy (also known as a root canal) entails removing the internal dead nerve and bacteria in order to save the rest of tooth and root.

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How do I prevent gum disease? (Gingivitis, Periodontitis).

This disease is easily avoided by following these three steps:
  • Brush your teeth twice a day. Make sure that as you brush, you angle your tooth brush up towards your gums at a 45 degree angle and move your brush in circular a motion. Do not brush too hard, or "scrub", as this can do more damage than good.
  • Floss, floss, floss!
  • Come in regularly for dental hygiene treatments. The time between treatments varies from person to person. We will advise you on the best time frame for your needs. As a general rule, dental hygiene treatments should be done every 6 months.

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What causes bad breath?

Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. Please read our related blog article for a full breakdown.

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Silver fillings, are they dangerous?

Mercury fillings have been used for centuries to restore teeth. The issue as to whether their use in dentistry is dangerous or toxic is highly controversial. Less disputed is the fact that mercury is a toxin/poison. The controversy is about the amount of mercury that the body is exposed to by:

  • Having mercury fillings placed in the mouth
  • Chewing and brushing when these fillings remain in teeth long-term
  • Having silver fillings replaced
All of the above situations do cause exposure to small amounts of mercury. This mercury can be absorbed, reach body organs and cross the placenta. This is also true of mercury absorbed from natural sources such as seafood and shellfish. Further controversy is whether this amount of mercury is harmful to adults, children and the environment.


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How long will my dental work last?

Dentists repair and rebuild teeth by using various artificial materials, each of which is unique and behaves differently when placed in the mouth. The environment of the mouth causes fillings, crowns and bridges to degrade over time. Because each person’s mouth is unique, the lifespan of a dental restoration is highly variable. Please read our related blog article for a full breakdown.

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What is a TMJ headace and/or facial pain?

Chronic headaches, facial pain and neck pain are often associated with the muscles that surround and protect the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). When these muscles experience spasms, it is likely occurring for several hours every single day.

TMJ misalignment and strain casues many more problems than people realize. Please read our related blog article for a full breakdown.

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Is it possible to have ceramics, crowns and veneers made on the spot? What is CEREC?

Rocky Mountain Dental is proud to offer the cutting edge CEREC solution in our practice!
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. A revolutionary CAD/CAM system. CEREC allows ceramic filings, crowns and veneers to be fabricated in a single visit. Please read our related blog article and watch an amazing video for a full breakdown.

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Do you offer sedation dentistry at Rocky Mountain Dental?

Do you experience anxiety when it comes to receiving dental treatment? Don't worry; this is a normal reaction for many people. For some, even the thought of having a dental procedure is stressful. Your dental experience with us can be relatively pain free and gentle!

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How often should I book a hygiene appointment?

In extreme cases, some patients need cleanings every 30 days. On the other end of the spectrum, some patients may only need cleanings every few years. The majority of patients will receive cleanings every 3-6 months. Please read our related service article for a full breakdown.

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