So you visit the Family dentist regularly, but are you really getting the best you can out of your dental care? The sad truth is that many people are not, and if you are lucky enough to have a dentist who doesn’t want to pester you with lectures about your teeth, you may be the one who needs to start asking the questions. Here are a few things you may want to ask your dentist about.
Q: How is my dental health?
It may seem like this is something your dentist would tell you anyway, but many dentists know they have a bad reputation for “nagging” patients and don’t want to give you unwanted information. By asking this question, you can let your dentist know that you are open to hearing about any concerns they have about the health of your mouth.
Q: How can I take better care of my teeth?
Your dentist will likely be thrilled to hear you ask this question. Even if you brush your teeth regularly, there may still be more you could be doing to care for your teeth. Your dentist may be able to give you tips on different brushing and flossing techniques and even different toothbrushes or toothpastes that could be more effective for you.
Q: How can I improve my smile?
Beyond helping you maintain optimum dental hygiene, your dentist may also offer a number of other services you might not know about. Today, more and more dentists are offering cosmetic services that can improve your smile in nearly any way. Whether your teeth are discolored, uneven, chipped, or even missing, it is likely that your dentist has a number of solutions that could make your smile more attractive. Ask him or her about your specific concerns with your smile to discover your best option.
Don’t hesitate to ask your Family dentist any questions you have about your dental health. Your dentist is willing to listen and make sure you are giving your smile the best care it can have.