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Cosmetic & General Dentistry | Virginia Beach | Total Care Dentistry, Mary T. Dooley, DDS

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, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: How often should I brush and floss?

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

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

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

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 should I do if a tooth is knocked out?

Q: Is there a correlation between heart disease and periodontal disease?

Q: When are sealants recommended?