Q: How safe are dental X-rays?
A: There is very little risk associated with dental X-rays. We are especially careful to limit the amount of radiation to which children are exposed. Lead aprons and high-speed film are used to ensure safety and minimize the amount of radiation.
Q: What kind of toothpaste is best?
A: The most important part of brushing your teeth is the technique used. Toothpaste is important for what it supplies, fluoride and tartar control. Be careful of the whitening brands because some are abrasive and they can remove enamel from teeth.
Q: Should I use an electric or manual toothbrush?
A: After testing numerous brushes, we have concluded that electric, if used, is the best. We usually recommend electric toothbrushes because of their design, ease of use, and availability. There are numerous models on the market that work well. If you have a question about a specific brand, please ask us.
Q: Are you taking new patients?
A: Yes! Because our patients love us, they often refer their friends and family to our dental office in Eagan, MN because they want to see that they receive the same level of care. We are proud of the confidence our patients have placed in us by being a referral-only practice.
Q: What do you offer for the nervous, anxious patient?
A: We realize that even though dental care has come a long way in terms of patient comfort, there are still those with concerns and fears. Dental care should not be an unpleasant experience, so we provide a full array of options for those patients at our office in Eagan, MN. We offer several techniques to help you relax, so please ask us about the different methods we offer.
Q: How can I make my teeth whiter?
A: There are several methods to make teeth whiter. We can "whiten" them at our dental office in Eagan or place porcelain veneers. The best whitening technique has been dentist-prescribed whitening systems; they change the color of teeth with minimal (if any) side effects. Veneers are an option for more difficult cases. There are many other ways to improve the appearance of your smile. If you are interested in a cosmetic consultation to assess your cosmetic needs, please let our dental office know.
Q: What happens at my first visit?
A: In order to treat each and every patient as an individual with unique dental needs, it is vital to completely assess their current oral health. When we perform an oral cancer screening, we look at muscles and joints that open and close the mouth. We will look at your teeth, your gums and the bone that hold the teeth (the periodontium). We then take photos and x-rays when necessary. With this information we can determine the type of treatment that is right for you.
Q: How can parents help prevent tooth decay?
A: Parents should take their children to the dentist regularly, beginning with the eruption of the first tooth. Then we can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach to their children. These home treatments, when added to regular dental visits and a balanced diet, will help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How safe are dental X-rays?
How can parents help prevent tooth decay?
Are you taking new patients?
What happens at my first visit?
How can I make my teeth whiter?
What kind of toothpaste is best?
Should I use an electric or manual toothbrush?
What do you offer for the nervous, anxious patient?
All dental services including orthodontics, oral surgery, cosmetic care, pediatric care, periodontal care and sedation are preformed by Dr. Rauchwarter, a general dentist.
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Cliff Lake Dental Care
1960 Cliff Lake Rd Ste 127
Eagan, MN 55122