We encourage you to ask questions during your dental appointments so that we are on the same page regarding your dental health and treatment plans. However, we've noticed that some patients feel hesitant to ask us for more information. These are some of the important questions that you might want to bring up at your next appointment.
How Often Should I Receive Dental Checkups?
While most people should see us every six months for dental checkups, your oral or overall health status may require you to come in sooner. If you have ongoing issues that require treatment, appointments every three to four months may be a better option. Regular visits allow us to track your progress, clean your teeth, and ensure that we identify problems early.
How Can I Improve My Oral Health?
After we examine your mouth and perform your cleaning, we'll have a better idea of your oral health status. We can then make recommendations on how to better care for your mouth, such as flossing, eating a better diet, or choosing a new toothbrush.
What Can I Do about My Oral Health Concern?
Is something troubling you within your mouth? Perhaps you're experiencing a sore tooth, clicking in your jaw, or tooth sensitivity. Whatever the issue is, we want you to tell us about it and ask questions. Some of these issues – like tooth sensitivity – aren't problems that we can always see, so we need you to let us know so that we can find the right treatment option.
How is My Chronic Health Condition Affecting My Mouth?
If you have heart disease, diabetes, or arthritis, please let us know, and tell us about the medications you might be taking. These conditions can affect your oral health – and vice versa – so special precautions should be considered.
Our goal is to have a collaborative relationship where we work as a team to keep your mouth healthy. Call us today to set up your next appointment, and don't be afraid to ask questions.