Oxford PA Dentist FAQs

Dr. Stefan Speck provides comprehensive dental solutions for patients of all ages. Along with his professional dental team, Dr. Speck offers high-quality dental care for the whole family. Patients who require immediate dental care can also receive emergency dental treatment at Oxford Family Dentistry. Below, you can read dental FAQs that many of our patients ask our Oxford Family Dentistry in Oxford, PA. Feel free to contact our office if you have any remaining questions.

Oral Health FAQs in Oxford, Pennsylvania

Oral Health FAQs

Read the answers to commonly asked questions that many patients have about their oral health:

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

We recommend that patients replace their toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months. Bacteria can accumulate on the brush over time and contribute to problems like tooth decay or gum disease.

What is dental erosion?

Tooth erosion occurs when the top layer of the tooth, called the enamel, wears down. Common causes of dental erosion are acid reflux or the acids found in certain foods and drinks. Remember to visit our office for routine care and contact us if you have noticed signs of tooth wear.  We provide dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and tooth crowns to treat worn or damaged teeth.

Why do my teeth discolor over time?

The most common causes of tooth discoloration over time are medications including antihistamines and antipsychotics. Tooth wear can also expose the dentin or dark underlayer beneath the tooth enamel.  Dentin can make teeth appear discolored. Patients who smoke cigarettes or use products that contain tobacco may find that their teeth become yellow over time. There are also certain medications, including antihistamines and antipsychotics, which can discolor the tooth enamel.

How do I care for my child’s baby teeth?

Even before the primary teeth emerge, we recommend that parents clean their child’s gums. When the baby teeth do come in, use an infant toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Parents should also bring their children for their first dental visit once they reach 12 months.

What is a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies are dental problems that require immediate dental care. Common emergencies that we see in our office include lost permanent teeth, severe tooth pain, and excessive bleeding.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

Do you need high-quality, professional dental care? Call Dr. Speck at 610.753.4506 or request a dental consultation with him online. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns and our team will be happy to help you.