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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: If I brush and floss regularly, do I still need to go to the dentist?

Yes! Even if you have excellent oral hygiene, you can still be susceptible to cavities, gum disease, and other dangers. Dr. Leatherwood and her general dentistry team check for problems every time you’re examined, and deep cleanings during regular check-ups help remove plaque and tartar. It’s good to keep a professional eye on your dental health, and the general family dentistry staff at Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will help you.

Q: Is in-office teeth whitening REALLY more effective than products that I can get over the counter?

While over-the-counter approaches to teeth whitening can show some improvement in your teeth’s brightness, the effects are usually temporary. Many available products can damage your enamel, the protective layer of your teeth, which leaves them susceptible to naturally occurring bacteria and decay. Dr. Leatherwood has Philips Zoom! Whitening available for in-office treatments, and it can offer visible results in under an hour.

Q: What do I do to straighten my teeth?

Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has traditional orthodontics to correct bites in children and adults. Contact us today and we can tailor your orthodontic treatment to your needs. Our staff is prepared to handle the questions or concerns you may have.

Q: Should I be concerned about bleeding gums?

Yes; bleeding gums are often a sign of advanced periodontal disease. Dr. Leatherwood performs gum disease therapy in her office for patients, and our general family dentistry staff looks for signs of gingivitis and periodontal disease during every regular checkup. It’s important to fix this issue soon because as gum disease advances, you can lose teeth, gum support, and bone density in your jaw. Call our office to schedule gum disease treatment today.

Q: When should my child attend his or her first children’s dentistry appointment?

We recommend that you bring your child to our Denton, Texas children’s dentistry office around his or her second birthday. We can check to see that their teeth are growing in properly and perform a gentle, routine cleaning. Dr. Leatherwood and her staff want your child to be comfortable at the dentist’s office, so we’re careful and friendly during treatment.