Performance Dental Center

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Preventative Dentistry

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We know you have many questions when it comes to your dental care – and rightly so!

Dr. Sigman spends a lot of time educating patients about their oral health so they have clear understanding of their treatment needs, and we always welcome questions from our patients.

Here are a few of the questions we hear the most. If your question is not answered here, feel free to give us a call.

Preventative Dentistry

We recommend that patients are seen at least twice per year, or every six months. Some of our patients need our care even more frequently if they are susceptible to things like gum disease, or periodontal disease. Dr. Sigman will thoroughly review the health of your mouth, and your body as a whole to make a recommendation that is right for you.

 

X-rays are an invaluable tool that help Dr. Sigman see what’s happening internally in your mouth.

We typically recommend that you have x-rays taken once per year because these images help him detect dental issues such as tooth decay in its earliest stages that may not be found during an examination and long before you may be aware of it. They’re available for review immediately, so Dr. Sigman can discuss your needs and make recommendations much quicker. This allows you to be proactive about your oral health and take care of any problems before they become bigger and more costly issues.

At Performance Dental Center, we use digital x-rays, which actually emit 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. In fact, you’re more likely to receive more radiation from a day spent rock climbing or hiking out in the Boulder sunlight than you would from dental x-rays.

Digital x-rays are better for the environment as there are no longer harsh chemicals needed to develop them. It's also easier to share the digital images with other pertinent providers or your insurance, if necessary.

Digital x-rays are safe, and they help our patients have a more pleasant and exceptional experience and make educated decisions about their oral health.

We are learning more and more every single day about the connection between your mouth and the rest of your body as a whole. We now have stark evidence of a link between patients with gum disease caused by difficult to clean, crooked teeth and other diseases like Diabetes, heart disease and even delivery of premature, low-birth-weight babies.  Gone are the days where we believe oral health doesn’t affect the rest of your body.

IT DOES.

In order to have a healthy body and a healthy mind, you must have a healthy mouth.

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