Questions to Ask Your Dentist

 In oral hygiene

Life is often moving at a fast pace, and we seem to complete tasks in a hurry all the time. When we visit the dentist, it is usually for one sole purpose. But what if you could make the most out of every dentist visit? You won’t get answers unless you ask questions. However, when we are in the situation we seem to forget what we could possibly ask. Being prepared is the answer. So, whether it is your first meeting with a Sunnyvale dentist or it is just a regular check-up with your old, trusted dentist, take note of these questions.

How can I improve my dental health?

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This may seem like a very simple question, but it is most definitely effective. As was mentioned in previous blog posts, your basic oral hygiene routine could help prevent the more serious dental diseases as well as things such as tooth decay. Your dentist will be able to deduce where you are perhaps slacking – for example, maybe you don’t floss your teeth everyday which will have an effect on the overall health of your mouth. Of course, your dentist will need all the information possible so be sure to tell him your daily oral hygiene routine in detail. This would include the type of toothbrush and toothpaste you use.

How Do I Prevent Tooth Decay, Gingivitis and Other Problems?

Even though you may think you know the answer, this is still an important question to ask your dentist. Yes, your daily oral hygiene routine and eating habits will play a big role in preventing tooth decay, gingivitis and other problems. However, you must always remember that your dentist will most probably know your personal situation and because he has the knowledge and experience, he will know if there are any extra things that you need to do. For example, diabetes, HIV/Aids and medications are just some of the things that can have a serious effect on your dental health. Your dentist will know what’s the best thing to do in your situation.

At What Age Should My Child First See a Dentist?

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to this question – an important question at that. Children at the age of two-years-old have been reported with cavities. How essential it is then that we get our children to the dentist as soon as they have any teeth. We want what’s best for our children and that’s what we have in common with the dentist.

There are many more important questions to ask your dentist, such as:

  • What Is Tooth Sensitivity and Why Do I Have It?
  • Should I use a fluoride rinse?

The amount of questions that we can ask our dentist are endless. It all depends on our personal situation. So be prepared with a few questions for your dentist at every visit. This will not only impress him or her – because you are putting your oral health first – but it will also help you to get the most out of your visit.

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