Horsman Dental Clinic treats their patients like family and has provided exceptional care in the Riverview community for many years. Horsman Dental Clinic is pleased to provide answers to frequently asked questions. Read below to find more information on a range of topics covering gum disease, dentures, implants and much more. Please let us know if you need more information or would like to schedule an appointment.
Q: Is there anything that increases the chances of getting gum disease besides dental care and keeping plaque down?
A: Factors that may increase your chances include eating disorders, diabetes, smoking and hormonal changes such as menstruation, puberty, menopause and pregnancy. Some medications such as birth control pills, high blood pressure and arthritis pills can increase the risk of gum disease. So if you are in this position, be extra careful and conscientious with dental care.
Q: How do you care for a denture?
Q: Who is a candidate for dental implants and how successful are implants?
Q: What is a dental implant?
Q: Can porcelain veneers cover up the gaps in my smile?
Q: What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?
Q: How do tooth-coloured fillings compare to metal fillings?
Q: Do sportsguards have to be custom fitted?
Q: How do I know if I need a nightguard?
Q: What is flouride, and how does it work?
A: Fluoride is a compound of the element fluorine, which is found universally throughout nature in water, soil, air and food. Existing abundantly in living tissue as an ion, fluoride is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, especially in children's growing teeth. Once teeth are developed, fluoride makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage is even visible. Two forms of fluoride protect the teeth: systemic fluoride and topical fluoride.
Q: Should a denture be worn at night?
Q: Who needs a denture?
Q: I am pregnant and showing signs of gingivitis. I'm trying to avoid chemicals, even aspirin, and discomfort. Can I wait until after I deliver to deal with this?
Q: I've heard that people with diabetes are susceptible to gum disease – is this true?
Q: When my gums bleed, does that mean I have gum disease?
Studies have shown that good oral health is necessary for whole body health. Take care of your teeth today! Schedule an appointment by calling 506-387-3187.