Dr. Adam Carraway ensures that there is a solid link of communication between him and his dental patients. He wants his patients to be educated about their particular dental treatment, routine maintenance requirements, and common dental problems. To keep yourself informed, read dental health FAQs that many of our patients have about treatment in our Greer, SC office below.
Dental and Oral Health Q&A
Learn answers to unique questions that patients have about oral health and dental care here:
How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend that patients visit our office biannually or every six months. However, some patients may require more frequent visits if they are more prone to developing oral health problems. Our team will recommend a schedule that matches your specific needs.
Should I visit the dentist if I am pregnant?
Some patients think that it may not be safe to visit their dentist when they are pregnant. However, most dental services are safe for pregnant patients. Pregnant women are sometimes more at risk of tooth decay and gum problems, so it is important to continue to visit our office for routine visits.
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. Over time, bacteria can accumulate on the brush. Swapping out your old toothbrush for a new one every few months also keeps the bristles effective.
What is dental erosion?
Tooth erosion is a condition that wears down the enamel. Dental erosion is commonly caused by acids in foods and drinks as well as stomach acids. Call our office if you have noticed signs of wear on your enamel and we can recommend the right treatment for your specific case.
Why do my teeth discolor as I age?
Teeth can discolor due to medications like antihistamines, antipsychotics, and antihypertensive medications. Over time, the teeth can wear down and show the dentin underneath the enamel. Dentin is a dark underlayer beneath the tooth enamel that can make teeth appear discolored. Tobacco use can also cause teeth to appear yellow. This is because the nicotine and tar in tobacco are easily absorbed into the teeth.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Our team is always ready to answer any additional questions you may have. Call Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 864.383.9711 or request a dental consultation with us online.