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Q: What are the quickest ways to straighten my teeth?
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  • Veneers – If your teeth are only slightly crooked or have gaps, veneers can cosmetically hide minor alignment issues. They can also cover and correct other imperfections and whiten your smile.
  • Six Month Smiles® – If you need to quickly straighten only the teeth that show when you smile, Six Month Smiles is a fast and effective way to solve alignment issues. Another benefit is the use of clear brackets and tooth-colored wire, so they are barely noticeable during the process!
  • Invisalign® – A nearly invisible short-term orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is popular with adults and teens who do not like the look and feel of traditional metal braces. A series of aligners gently reposition teeth until they are in proper alignment. For adults, the process usually takes an average of one year, depending on the specific case.
Q: At what age should my child first see the dentist?
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A child’s first teeth may start to come through the gums at around 6 months of age. Baby teeth are very important. They are place keepers in the jaw for adult/permanent teeth that come later. The American Dental Association recommends that children be seen by a dentist no later than their first birthday. Dr. Moss will help your child establish healthy dental habits and prevent tooth decay.

Q: What is the best type of toothbrush to use?
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The American Dental Association recommends that you brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, and floss once a day. Whether you use a manual or electronic toothbrush, factors to consider when you are choosing a toothbrush are size, bristle variety, and professional recommendation.

  • Size – Make sure the toothbrush head fits comfortably in your mouth and is small enough to reach and clean all of your teeth, including the sides and back of your molars.
  • Bristle Type – Bristles come in soft, medium, and hard varieties. Many dentists recommend a softer brush and brushing for a longer period of time. Vigorous brushing with a hard bristled toothbrush can damage gums and wear down tooth enamel.
  • Dentist Recommendation – Since your dentist is most familiar with your teeth, he or she is a great person to ask for a recommendation. They will be able to tell if you are not reaching your back teeth or if your current toothbrush is harming your gums. Be sure to ask Dr. Moss at your next appointment which toothbrush he recommends for you!

Do you have other questions?

Contact us using our online form or give us a call at (540) 369-4926. It is also a good idea to write down any questions you have for Dr. Moss, so you can be sure to ask them at your next appointment!