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Ridgway Family Dentistry
Dr. Michael W. Thomas and Dr. Todd Southall
Family, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry
Call: (970) 626-3774

FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our dental office, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Q: What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

Q: What are my options if I have missing teeth?

Q: What can be done about old, unattractive, or discolored fillings?

Q: What does heart disease and other medical conditions have to do with periodontal (gum) disease?

Q: When are sealants recommended?

Q: What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?

Q: How safe are dental X-rays?

Q: How do whitening toothpastes work and how effective are they?

Q: What’s the latest word on the safety of amalgam fillings?

Q: I’m interested in changing the shape of my teeth. What options are available?

Q: I have a terrible fear of going to the dentist yet I know I need to. What should I do?

Q: There are so many toothpastes to choose from; how do I know which one to use?

Q: Do you take my insurance?

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