10 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

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When you ask questions, you get answers. Stay informed about your oral health and the steps you can take to improve it by asking your dental office these 10 questions:

1.Is there anything I should talk to my physician about?

Dentists are sometimes the first to see symptoms of underlying diseases. The presence of many oral health complications could warrant a visit to your family doctor.

2.What should I be eating to improve my oral health?

Your teeth can tell a lot about your diet. If your dentist sees signs of vitamin deficiencies or acid erosion, dietary changes may help prevent further damage or reverse symptoms altogether.

3.What preventative steps should I be taking to protect my teeth and gums?

Your dentist can give you a long list of tips for healthy mouth maintenance. From choosing a mouthwash to using proper brushing techniques, following your dentist’s recommendations could improve your overall oral health.

4.How often should I be visiting you?

Conventional advice has long been to visit the dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning, but an alternative dental schedule may suit some patients better based on various types of risk factors.

5.Which toothbrush do you recommend?

Your dentist can offer advice for the type of toothbrush you need, from hard to soft and manual to electric.

6.When should my child visit the dentist for the first time?

Start your child’s oral care routine early in life by implementing dental visits according to your dentist’s recommendations.

7.Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are a highly durable and natural-looking option for permanent tooth replacement. Ask your dentist if they are right for you.

8.How can I improve the appearance of my teeth?

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in recent years. From tooth whitening and veneers to adult orthodontics, there are many options for improving the appearance of the teeth.

9.How can I treat or prevent tooth sensitivity?

Bruxism, periodontal disease, trauma, and certain dental treatments can cause tooth sensitivity. Talk to your dentist to find out more about the ways you can treat and prevent tooth pain.

10. Have there been any recent advancements in dental technology?

Dental technology is constantly changing and evolving. Stay on top of the latest news by talking to your dentist about new research, FDA approvals, and other advancements between office visits.

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