FAQ

If you're looking to learn more about Portage Lakes Dentistry or your dental hygience, you've come to the right place. The FAQ below can be used to find answers to a number of commonly asked questions.

How do I request an appointment?

You can request an appointment by clicking here.

I am a new patient and would like to complete the preliminary paperwork prior to my appointment, how do I do that?

That’s easy, simply follow the links below:

Patient Registration
Medical History

I am an existing patient and would like to update my information, how do I do that?

That’s easy, simply follow the link below:

Patient Information

How many times a day should I brush my teeth?

At least twice a day. A great habit to ensure dental health is flossing once a day and brushing after every meal.

When should a child have his/her first dental appointment?

You should schedule your child’s first dental appointment when their first tooth comes or no later than three years of age.

What are the signs of gum disease?

Some of the noticeable symptoms of gum disease are:

  • Red, bleeding, and/or swollen gums
  • Bad breath
  • Mobility of the teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity caused by receding gums
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Tooth loss

What can I do to prevent gum disease?

Proper brushing and flossing is a definite way to reduce and prevent gum disease. Regular cleanings with your dental hygienist or dentist are necessary to treat advanced gum disease.

What is an abscessed tooth?

An abscess of the tooth is an infection. Abscesses can develop from tooth decay or tooth trauma.

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