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Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about Santa Barbara 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. Montgomery offers services such as routine dental exams and moderate IV sedation in Santa Barbara.

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Q: What is moderate IV sedation?

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

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

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

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

Q: What is a pocket vs recession?

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

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

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 are my options if I have missing teeth?

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

Q: When are sealants recommended?

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