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FAQs

San Diego Children's Dentistry - Frequently Asked Questions

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: How often should my child have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Q: What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?

Q: When are sealants recommended?

Q: Why straighten teeth?

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

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

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

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

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

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