If you’re like many of our patients, you probably have questions about your Bryant, AR dental care. Dr. Ouellette and our team are always ready to help out in any way we can. Below are some questions that our patients often ask us, along with their answers.
- Can you help with my fear of going to the dentist?
- What is the best toothbrush to use?
- Do you have an alternative to metal braces for getting straight teeth?
Can you help with my fear of going to the dentist?
Yes, we can. Dr. Ouellette and our staff understand that many people fear dental work and will simply put off going to the dentist because of it. That’s why we offer two fantastic sedation options so you can relax and feel comfortable when you’re sitting in the dentist chair.
You can choose inhaled sedation with “laughing gas” or oral conscious sedation with an easy-to-swallow pill you take before your appointment. Both types of sedation do a great job of calming anxious nerves, although oral sedation is stronger. You will need to have someone drive you home afterward, as its effects will last several hours.
What is the best toothbrush to use?
Make sure that you purchase a soft-bristle toothbrush to keep from damaging sensitive tissues in your mouth. It will clean your teeth and gums as well as one with harder bristles, but without irritating your gums. Also, a small-headed toothbrush will work best, as it can reach tight areas you might otherwise miss when brushing.
Do you have an alternative to metal braces for getting straight teeth?
Yes, we certainly do. Invisalign is a wonderful option for patients who would like an alternative to traditional braces. This system uses clear teeth aligners rather than metal brackets and wires. Our patients love the aligners because they are comfortable and discreet, plus Invisalign treatment time can take as little as 12 months.
We hope this information has helped, but if you have other questions about Bryant, AR dental care or if you need to make an appointment, just call us today at 501-214-6126.