Dr. Salloum and her team strive to build lifelong relationships with patients and their families. We have encountered several frequently asked questions over the years from patients.
If you have a question that is not answered here, please call us at (450) 319-6090 and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
How often do I need to visit the dentist?Our dentists and the team of Cité Dentaire Saint-Dorothée recommends scheduling a dental visit twice a year, which works out to once every six months. More frequent visits may be essential based on individual needs.
How early should my child visit the dentist?It is recommended that children first visit the dentist for the first time at around age three. At your child’s first appointment,our team offer a warm welcome to put your child at ease. Parents are welcome to sit in the dentist’s chair and hold their child while one of our dentists performs the oral exam. The dental hygienist will then clean his or her teeth and review brushing and flossing techniques with you.
What if I feel scared about going to the dentist?It is estimated that 50% of the general public is afraid of dentists, and we understand that this anxiety can be overwhelming. We partners closely with patients, listening closely to their needs and responding with compassionate dental care and treatment.
What if I can’t afford dental care?We want you to be able to prioritize your dental health. With flexible payment options and assistance dealing with insurance companies, our dentists works closely with each patient to ensure they receive the dental care that they deserve.
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Do You Have Tips For Good Home Care?
In between visits to the dentist, you can practice the following home care techniques to help prevent serious damage to your teeth and gums. These tips include:
- Brush and floss your teeth at least twice daily;
- Use dental products that include fluoride, such as toothpaste;
- Rinse your mouth using a fluoride mouthwash if advised by your dentist;
- Make sure children under 12 drink fluorinated water or take a fluoride supplement if they live in a non-flouridated area;
- Brush your teeth at a 45 degree angle against the gumline;
- Be sure to brush not only your teeth but also your tongue.