What is dentistry?
Dentistry is the profession of maintaining our patients’ overall oral health with a whole body approach, preventive maintenance, and replacement of missing teeth to help patients function. This in turn helps maintain your overall health and quality of life while also improving self-confidence with beautiful smiles.
What should I look for when choosing a dentist?
You should look for a team that believes in the quality of the work of their dentist and a dentist who listens to their patients while also educating them on the importance of maintaining and fixing their dental conditions.
Why is it important to visit the dentist?
Overall health starts in the mouth. It improves function and digestion, prevents heart disease, and can manage diabetes, as well as improve self-confidence.
How can I maintain good oral health in between visits?
We recommend that patients brush, use fluoridated toothpaste, floss, and avoid tobacco products or unhealthy habits such as nail biting and grinding of your teeth. It is also important to make sure you schedule your next hygiene appointment before you leave so that you can maintain a three to six month routine.
I have braces. Why should I keep seeing the dentist?
When you have braces, it is very difficult to clean under the hardware. Teeth are more susceptible to gum disease and cavities during orthodontic treatment.
What can I expect at my first dental appointment?
When you visit our Orlando dental office, you’ll receive a full comprehensive dental and oral exam with Dr. Scarpitti, selected X-rays based on treatment needs, and diagnosis of healthy or diseased gums to determine the type of dental hygiene appointment required.
What are the most common dental problems you treat?
While we provide comprehensive dentistry for all ages, we most frequently treat dental decay, infections, gum disease, and missing tooth replacement.
Why should I choose your office for my dental care?
We are a patient centered office that strives to stay on time, focuses on one patient at a time, and provides all the information and education needed to help you make the most informed decision you can for your dental needs.