28 May Questions to Ask Your Dentist
Here at Live Life Smiling, we understand how important your smile is, and we want to help you protect and maintain a healthy smile for as long as possible! This is why we have collated some valuable questions that you should ask your dentist about maintaining and properly caring for your teeth for the next time you visit your dentist!
1. How often should I visit the dentist?
This is perhaps one of the most important questions to ask your dentist as your dental health is so individual and personal to you. It is heavily recommended that adults should visit the dentist for a checkup at least once a year just to ensure that their mouth is healthy and cleaned by a professional, yet as everybody’s level of dental health is unique, you should enquire about how often you should visit the dentist to ensure that your mouth and smile is healthy and protected.
2. What is the best way to care for my teeth at home?
Caring for your teeth on a regular, daily basis is vital to maintaining the overall health of your teeth and your mouth. Your dentist will recommend regular brushing of the teeth and perhaps flossing to maintain the health of your teeth, yet they may also recommend some changes to your diet and suggest some specific products that contain fluoride. It is important to ask your dentist this question as everybody’s diet is different, and in one case you may be advised to eat a more balanced diet and in another, you may be advised to limit your sugar intake. Asking your dentist what the best steps for you to take are important as it’s only you who can consistently care for your teeth.
3. How can I avoid teeth sensitivity?
Teeth sensitivity affects everyone in different ways – for example, some people’s sensitivity is triggered by acidic food or cold drinks, or simply hot food and drink. There are many potential causes of tooth sensitivity, therefore it is valuable to question your dentist about this so that you can be advised about how to treat your sensitivity. As there are many potential causes of teeth sensitivity, from receding gums to a chipped tooth, it is important to inform your dentist so that you can avoid pain and reduce your sensitivity safely.
4. Can I improve the whiteness of my teeth at home?
Teeth discoloration is common and it can be caused by a variety of foods and drinks that you may regularly consume – most particularly coffee and tobacco. If you are considering whitening your teeth, consult with your dentist to ensure that you won’t damage your teeth in any way or threaten the health of your teeth by doing this.
Having a healthy smile is a huge confidence booster and we hope these questions to ask your dentist has encouraged you to take the next steps to maintain your smile. If you live in the Newcastle area and wish to have a consultation with a dentist about the health of your mouth, contact us today at Live Life Smiling.