What Are Some Good Questions to Ask My Dentist?

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — fdcbhatt @ 10:33 pm
Lady smiles at dentist

If you have a routine dental visit coming up, you may think that the dentist is the only one who should be asking any questions. While they’ll certainly ask about your hygiene habits and if you have had any problems recently, your visit is also a great chance for you to become more informed about your own dental health. Here are a few excellent questions to ask your dentist to help you know how to better care for your teeth and gums.

“How healthy are my teeth and gums?”

Part of your dentist’s job is to accurately explain the state of your oral health and help you understand if you have any dental issues. Asking for a brief summary of the state of your dental health can allow you to better manage how you take care of your teeth every day. You should take care to understand how well you’ve been brushing and flossing, how well your gums are doing, and if there are any issues to be aware of like chipped or weakened teeth. It’s important to know exactly how healthy your mouth is and what you need to improve on before your next appointment.

“Why does my mouth feel this way?”

If you aren’t sure why you have pain, sensitivity, or discoloration in a certain area of your mouth, it’s a great idea to ask your dentist about it. This may tip them off to a problem that they can correct or prompt them to explain how to treat the issue at home. These issues may be warning signs of larger problems, and pointing them out to your dentist can allow them to develop an effective treatment plan.

“How can I have a whiter smile?”

Everyone wants a beautiful white smile, and there are many ways for a dentist to help you achieve that. They may recommend professional teeth whitening treatments which can come in the form of an in-office procedure or a take-home kit. These deliver results far superior to those of any similar product you can buy at the store, leaving your teeth up to ten shades whiter. They may also recommend using a different toothpaste, altering your oral hygiene routine, or avoiding certain foods and drinks that can cause stains.

Asking the right questions can help you get the most out of your next dental appointment. Remember, this appointment is about you and your dental health, so don’t be shy to ask away if you have any questions or concerns.

About the Practice

Family Dental Care delivers the finest oral health services available in Mississauga, ON. Led by Drs. Bhatt, Othman, Karamlou, Sood, Nagani, and Patel, the staff provides outstanding and holistic dental care in a friendly and welcoming environment. Areas of expertise include general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry. To schedule a dental checkup, contact the office online or dial (905) 803-0278.

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