If you keep up regular visits to the dentist, you are already well on your way to having a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. But rather than just letting the dentist do his or her job, why not take an even more active part in caring for your smile in the best ways possible? Here are some common questions a dentist should be able to answer to help you achieve a healthy smile.
Q: How can you make my smile more beautiful?
Today, many dentists provide a number of cosmetic services that can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. If you tell your dentist exactly how you would like to make your smile look better, he or she may be able to suggest or even provide an effective cosmetic procedure that could work wonders on your smile.
Q: How can I prevent cavities?
You probably know the basic advice a dentist will give you to prevent cavities such as to brush and floss your teeth regularly. If you are already doing these things, there may be more you could do. For example, diet also plays a large role in the health of your teeth, so even if you are cleaning your teeth properly, certain things in your diet like soda and sports drinks can increase the acidity in your mouth.
Q: What products should I be using on my teeth at home?
With the wide variety of dental products available in most stores today, many people wonder whether they are making the right choices when it comes to caring for their teeth. Generally, dentists will suggest using a toothpaste containing fluoride, and some may suggest you stay away from waxed dental floss. However, your dentist may know your teeth better and make some surprising suggestions, such as avoiding whitening toothpastes if you have sensitive teeth.
Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist, these simple questions or any other questions you may have about your dental health.