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Capitola Dental - FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: What should I expect on my first visit?

Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: What is Periodontal Disease?

Q: I just had Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing, what are my instructions?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Q: What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

Q: What kind of payment options do you offer?

Q: What types of insurance do you take?

Q: What are the instructions for whitening?

Q: I am having some sensitivity after my fillings or crown, is this normal? What should I do?

Q: I just had Endodontic (Root Canal) treatment, what can I expect? Are there instructions I should follow?

Q: I just had a tooth pulled (extraction), what are my instructions?

Q: I love my new veneers! How do I care for them?

Q: I just had a full mouth reconstruction (crowns or veneers), why do I still need to see the hygienist?