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Gateway Family Dentistry
Padmaja Mutyala, DDS, Inc.
Oral health is the gateway to systemic health
Call: (661) 829-7905

FAQs

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 have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: What does heart disease and other medical conditions have to do with periodontal (gum) disease?

Q: What can be done about old, unattractive, or discolored fillings?

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

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 are my options if I have missing teeth?

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

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

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: When are sealants recommended?

Q: What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?

Q: Why straighten teeth?