Maintaining healthy smiles in Dunnellon, FL
Dr. Carter Perkins is a highly trained dentist in Dunnellon, FL. Dr. Perkins and our dental care team are dedicated to providing oral health care that is tailored to the unique needs of each patient, in a compassionate and safe environment. Part of providing excellent oral health care is patient education. In this post, patients can test their oral health knowledge. Staying informed about your oral health can help you make better choices and oral health habits.
Test Your Oral Health Knowledge
Anyone can get a cavity. True or False?
True- cavities are not exclusive to children, even adults can develop a cavity. It is important to follow a healthy diet, perform your oral hygiene routine and schedule regular visits to our Dunnellon, FL dental office.
Bad breath isn’t a serious problem. True or False?
False -Bad breath can be a sign of tooth decay or gum disease. If you notice persistent bad breath that is not resolved by brushing and flossing, you may want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Perkins. Dr. Pekins can examine your teeth and gums to check for any underlying oral health concerns that may be causing bad breath.
Bleeding gums are normal. True or False?
False- Bleeding gums is one of the most common signs of gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the gums that can lead to advanced oral health issues if not properly treated. If you are experiencing bleeding gums or any other signs of gum disease, schedule an appointment to Perkins Dentistry in Dunnellon, FL.
Preventive dental care is important. True or False?
True-Preventive dental care is a vital part of achieving excellent oral health. Patients should schedule preventive dental care visits biannually. During a preventive care visit, patients receive a full comprehensive exam, professional dental cleaning and a one on one consultation with Dr. Perkins. Preventive dental care allows Dr. Perkins to diagnose and treat any complex dental issues.
No pain means you are in excellent oral health. True or False?
False- Not every patient shows obvious signs that there is an issue with their oral health. For instance, some patients with gum disease may experience bleeding gums and bad breath, while another patient doesn’t exhibit any symptoms at all. Scheduling regular visit to Perkins Dentistry allows Dr. Perkins to thoroughly examine the mouth, teeth, and gums for any signs of dysfunction.
Schedule An Appointment
To learn more about our general cosmetic, a or restorative dental care services, call (352) 440-5827 or schedule an appointment online.