If you’re not having any specific problems, it might not occur to you to ask your dentist questions. But asking questions could make a difference in your long-term oral health.
Here are some questions you might want to consider asking your Poway dentist at your next appointment.
How Often Should I Get a Checkup?
If you are asking this question at a dental appointment, hopefully, you already know that you should go at least twice each year for an examination or cleaning. If you have issues, such as gum disease, you might need to sit in the dental chair more frequently. Make sure your trips to the dentist are happening at the recommended frequency.
How Can I Practice Good Oral Care at Home?
Your dentist can make recommendations on brushing and flossing technique, foods and drinks to avoid, and other ways you can improve your oral health by taking good care of it at home.
Why Do I Need Dental X-Rays?
Your dentist can explain how much easier it is to spot potential problems while they are still small on an x-ray. Decay and other issues in their earliest stages can be hard to see with the naked eye. The earlier a problem with your teeth is treated, the easier—and less expensive—that treatment usually is.
How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?
Diligent brushing and flossing at home, as well as regular checkups at the dentist, can help keep gums healthy. Often, gum disease presents with no symptoms at all, so the only way to know if your gums are healthy is to visit the dentist. If you are taking certain medications or undergoing cancer treatment, this may also make your gums more susceptible to disease. Your dentist can give you additional recommendations for keeping your mouth healthy.
Add your own questions to this list to help ensure your long-term oral health. Be sure to visit your Poway dentist at least twice each year. Call today to make an appointment!