4708 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 100 • Plano, TX • 75093 972-612-8388

FAQs


Do I need X-rays?
To provide optimal care, we take bitewing X-rays once a year and a panoramic X-ray every three years. Because we use a digital system, our patients are exposed to about 80-percent less radiation than with a traditional radiograph. X-rays and intraoral photographs help us track your oral health and address problems early, when conservative dentistry can correct most issues. If you haven't had a checkup and X-rays in a while, call our Plano dental office for an appointment.

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My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?
Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from the patient brushing too hard or from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrush and pressure for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to stop the disease and return your gums to good health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults, and it has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can escalate to create significant damage to your health, so call for an assessment now. We will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!

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My jaw pops and clicks. What's going on?
When the jaw joints are out of alignment, you may experience clicking and popping when you open and close your mouth. Jaw joints are clinically referred to as temporomandibular joints, and when they do not function properly, the condition is known as TMJ dysfunction. Patients experience a myriad of problems, from chronic headaches, migraines, and earaches to face, head, shoulder, and neck pain. Oral function may also be inhibited, and patients with TMJ dysfunction tend to grind their teeth. Fortunately, the condition can be corrected, in most cases, with a simple oral appliance called a nightguard. As another option, the dentist can rebuild worn teeth to correct the occlusion (how upper and lower teeth fit together) and reposition the jaw joints. Sometimes stress-relieving exercises or habit changes are beneficial, as well.

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How does the doctor keep up to date on current techniques, technology, and materials in dentistry?
Our dentist and team take more than the state's requirement for continuing education each year. We also read trade journals, attend professional association meetings, and do everything we can to keep in tune with the latest developments in general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as dental technology. We are passionate about our careers, so we enjoy soaking up new information on our profession, then sharing it with you!

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What is a cosmetic dentist?
Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association, so any general dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist. To choose a good cosmetic dentist, review the doctor’s before-and-after photos of actual cases, ask about his or her postgraduate education in cosmetic dentistry, and make sure that you feel confident and comfortable in the office.

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Is teeth whitening safe?
Absolutely. We bet you didn't know that teeth whitening, in some form, has been around since the 1700s. Modern teeth whitening uses safe and effective bleaching gel to melt away stains and discoloration. Choose from Zoom! Whitening in our office or convenient take-home teeth-whitening kits.

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What can you do to straighten my smile?
Depending on your unique case, we may suggest porcelain veneers or Invisalign clear braces. Porcelain veneers can correct slight misalignments and gaps, as well as discolorations, chips, and other imperfections. From Hollywood to Beverly Hills, porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available today. Invisalign is an orthodontic therapy for adults and teens. Clear, removable mouth trays reposition teeth in less time than traditional orthodontic therapy. Dr. Cheung will evaluate your situation, discuss your goals, and help you determine the best solution to straighten your teeth for an attractive smile.

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Reserve Your Appointment Today
Since 1992, Dr. JoJo Cheung has brought Plano families optimal oral health and sensational smiles. Esthetic Image Dentistry serves patients from Frisco, Richardson, Dallas, Allen, and surrounding areas with personalized service and clinical excellence. Call today to reserve your consultation with Dr. Cheung!





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