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Kinston Dental Associates FAQ

Do you have a question for us? Check out what questions patients bring to our Kinston, NC, office most often.

Q: How often should I change my toothbrush?

Answer: Every three months or when you see that the bristles are frayed.

Q: Is flossing really that important?

A: Yes! Flossing removes food that is stuck between teeth, reduce the buildup of plaque, and prevent your gums from getting inflamed.

Q: What should I do if I get my tooth knocked out?

A: Rinse the tooth in warm water — do not scrub or use any cleaners — and try to replace the tooth in the gums. If you cannot replace it, put the tooth in a container of milk and call us at 252-523-4151! Bring the container with you to your appointment.

Q: When do I need to bring my child for their first dentist appointment?

A: A good rule of thumb is to bring them after their first tooth comes in, but before they turn 1 year old.

Q: Does my child need to wear a mouthguard during sports?

A: Absolutely. Your child should wear a mouthguard, especially during collision and contact sports, which carry a higher risk of dental injury.

Q: What are sealants?

A: Dental sealants are thin coats of protective material applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars of children. The irregular surfaces of those teeth make it difficult to get them clean. Sealants significantly reduce the risk of decay.

Q: Are my headaches caused by TMJ?

A: Headaches could be a sign of irritation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Give us a call for an evaluation.

Q: How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

A: The American Dental Association recommends children and adults visit the dentist twice a year
for routine teeth cleaning when teeth and gums are healthy. For patients with periodontal disease, a gum disease that can damage the jawbone if untreated, it’s recommended to see the dentist every three months.

Q: Why are dental x-rays important?

A: Dental X-rays can detect even the slightest traces of oral health problems at their earliest stages, such as cavities, gum disease, oral infections, and some types of tumors. Their frequency depends on the individual’s dental health, signs of dental problems, age, and risk for oral disease.
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Kinston Dental Associates - Kinston, NC

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Kinston Dental Associates
1104 W Vernon Ave
Kinston, NC 28501

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Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM