Frequently Asked St. Augustine Dental Questions

At Palencia Dental, Dr. Stephanie Kinsey is committed to answering your questions to make sure you are able to make a well-informed decision regarding your dental care. We understand that you deserve personalized dental services and have your own unique needs. That is why we do our best to make sure you have a clear understanding of your treatment options.

Don’t hesitate to call us at (904) 826-4343 to ask any other questions you might have.

Do you accept insurance?

Why do my teeth hurt when I get a migraine?

As specialized as you are, do you still do General Dentistry?

Will Botox help my jaw pain?

How do I get my teeth whiter?

Why do I have pain in my jaw and ear?

Why can’t I chew with my dentures?

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Why do I look old?

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Luckily, there are simple and effective teeth whitening options for many people. You can choose to do teeth whitening in our office. Results are nearly immediately after a 30 to 60-minute appointment. While this is a very efficient option, it might require more than one visit to reach your goal.

Home whitening systems typically come in a fitted mouth guard that is molded to your teeth. The tray is usually worn for 30 minutes, twice a day. This option usually takes a few weeks for you to obtain the bright, white smile you want.

You were likely told that you should always brush your teeth twice a day to help keep your teeth healthier and prevent cavities. While this is very good advice, it does little to remove food particles and harmful bacteria between your teeth. Daily flossing helps to remove dangerous plaque that creates cavities and gum disease.
There is a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments that can improve the appearance and the function of your teeth. Our St. Augustine dentist can carefully review all of your treatment options with you and help you select the right procedures for your goal.

Some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Tooth-colored, composite fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Orthodontics
  • Porcelain crowns
Gingivitis and periodontitis are common and gum diseases that can create very serious health issues. Many questions are asked by people who are suffering from these diseases are unaware because they typically don’t cause any pain in the gums in the earlier stages. Gum disease is caused by plaque on and in between teeth that creates bacteria that attacks the gums.

Common symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Puffy and red gums
  • Bleeding gums on their own or after flossing
  • Loose teeth or changes in the spacing between teeth
  • Pus surrounding the teeth or around the gums
  • Discomfort and tenderness of the gums