Rockwall Oral Surgery

5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Regularly

A checkup with your dentist can feel fairly routine if it’s something you’ve been great at keeping up with. You might have known your dentist for forever or this might be a new dentist for you, either way, we’ve got a couple of questions that you can ask during your next visit to make sure you’re on track and doing everything you can possibly do to keep your teeth in good oral hygiene standing. 

How Can I Improve My Smile? 

While your dentist has been poking around your mouth, they’re bound to recognize a few things you could be working on and make some suggestions. Outside of good dental health, there are other things you can be doing to keep your teeth healthy like avoiding certain foods, tobacco, or alcohol. Your dentist will be able to talk through your day-to-day routing with you and provide suggestions that fit your lifestyle. 

Am I Grinding My Teeth? 

Chances are, your dentist will point this out if they see major damage but because this can occur involuntarily during sleep, you may not be aware it’s happening. It’s a good practice to ask your dentist how to protect yourself against it. 

Would I Benefit From any Dental Treatments?

Some treatments are often elective so your dentist may not recommend them regularly. It’s a good practice to ask during one of your scheduled check-ups if there are any preventative treatments that would be a good fit for you. 

What Should my Oral Hygiene Regimen be? 

Depending on your dental health issues, there may be a different routine that your dentist recommends. Maybe the standard brush, floss, mouthwash isn’t the best fit for you or maybe there are specific products your dentist would prefer you use. 

Should I Change my Diet in Any Way? 

Food has a big impact on your teeth and it could be the source of certain dental health issues you’re facing. Take your dentist through what your typical diet looks like so they can make the proper recommendations to help you make the most of your smile. 

Your dentist should always be willing to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have. We actively encourage our patients to be open and transparent about their lifestyles and issues they’re facing so we can ensure we’re giving the best care possible. For more information or to schedule any appointment, call us at (469) 264-8921!