Jeffrey J Jaeger DDS
6300 Shingle Creek Parkway - Suite 362
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
office@creekbridgedental.comCall us today: 763-561-1570

Creekbridge Dental in Brooklyn Park, MN can assist in all your general and cosmetic dentistry needs. Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions.

What is dentistry?

Dentistry consists of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions affecting the mouth, teeth and gums. The well being of your mouth affects not only your teeth and gums, but your entire body as well.

My teeth aren’t bothering me; do I still need to see a dentist?

Yes, regular checkups prevent bacteria, plaque and other issues from building up on your teeth or gums.

How can I take care of my teeth between visits?

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Floss at least once
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • Avoid excess sugar
  • Brush your tongue
  • Schedule regular visits

Why is visiting a dentist so important?

Regular dental checkups are important to your oral hygiene. It keeps your mouth, teeth and gums as healthy as possible. It can help protect against gum disease, bad breath, and tooth decay. It offers a more attractive smile and helps teeth looking bright and healthy.

Who is a dentist?

A dentist is a specialist that works specifically on oral health problems. This requires 8 years of schooling or more that results in a doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental medicine degree. Dentists can specialize in pediatric, geriatric, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial, periodontics or prosthodontics.

At what age should my child start seeing a dentist?

As soon as your child’s first teeth begin to appear, they should see a dentist. That way the dentist can ensure your child’s teeth are coming in healthy and strong.

How often should I see the dentist?

Every six months, more often if you suffer from gum disease.

What is the best kind of toothbrush?

Generally speaking, a soft bristled toothbrush is best. Whether you use a manual toothbrush or an electric, anything harder than soft, is too hard. Stiff bristles may give you that clean feeling, but they can also abrade your teeth and cause gum recession.

Please call us at 763-561-1570 or e-mail us to request an appointment.

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