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FAQ's

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ's) 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. Dr. Boucher loves to hear from his patients, and if you have any dental concerns, dental health issues, specific questions about cosmetic dental procedures, ZOOM teeth whitening, INVISALIGN teeth straightening, veneers, overlays, crowns, gum disease or any other dental care issue or dental emergency, feel free to ask the best dentist Menlo Park has to offer!

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

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

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

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 can be done about old, unattractive, or discolored fillings?

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

Q: When are sealants recommended?

Q: Why straighten teeth?