FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions.  If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, please call us at (317) 852-3176 for more information.

Why should I visit Jack Swartout, DDS?

You are our neighbor in Brownsburg.  We don’t rush you through an appointment, we schedule time set aside just for you.  We’ll take all the time you need to be comfortable and have all of your questions answered.

When should my child first see a dentist?

We recommend dental visits for children beginning at as soon as 1 year of age to build a good foundation of the dental visit. At the latest, we recommend your child having an appointment by 3 years if age. We want children to have a very positive first experience with us, to make them a great patient in the future. Dr. Jack loves seeing kids and wants to meet your whole family! Check out this site for some helpful information about your child's oral health.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

To maintain the best oral health, visit the dentist every six months.  Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot oral health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many oral problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that can appear in the mouth.

Why do my gums bleed when I brush or floss my teeth?

Gums bleed because of inflammation or swelling caused by bacteria in your mouth. When plaque is allowed to sit on the teeth for a period of time, bacterial colonies form and produce an infection.  Your body fights this infection which causes the swelling.  That’s why regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings to remove plaque are so important to keep your gums healthy. You’ll find some great information about taking care of your teeth at the American Dental Association’s website.

What are porcelain veneers?

A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the appearance of a tooth or to protect the tooth's surface from damage.  Veneers are custom made by dental technicians to achieve a nearly exact match to the color and shape of surrounding teeth.