Here at Littleton Implants & Periodontics, we put an emphasis on patient education. To get the most out of your next trip to your general dentist for a regular cleaning and exam, there are a few questions you can ask. The more educated you are about your oral health, the better you’ll be able to take care of your teeth and gums.
3 Important Questions For Your Dentist
Below are 3 questions you can ask your dentist to learn as much as you can about the health of your teeth and gum tissue:
- How is my overall dental health?
This question can help you get a better understanding of your overall dental health. The answer to this question can let you know what you’re doing well and what parts of your oral hygiene routine could use a little work. This is also a great way to gain insight on the other areas of your lifestyle that could be contributing to your dental health.
- How can I improve my oral health?
Your dentist will let you know what you need to work on, just make sure to pay attention and take his or her suggestions seriously. Your dentist can let you know what treatments you need as well as if you’re brushing correctly or often enough, or if you should switch to a different toothpaste or floss. He or she may also have suggestions on how you can change your diet to ensure healthier teeth.
- Is there anything I should discuss with my family doctor?
Your oral health is very closely linked to your overall health. Your dentist may be able to catch the symptoms of a non-dental medical issue that might require the attention of your family doctor.
Another great way to make sure you’re making the most of your time in your general dentist’s office is to be prepared. Let your dentist know about any kind of dental issue you may be experiencing or if you’ve noticed something different about your teeth or the soft tissues of your mouth lately. Even if you may not think it’s a big deal, it could be a symptom of a bigger issue.
To make an appointment for any of your dental implant or periodontics needs, please contact Littleton Implants & Periodontics today. Our office is located here in Littleton, Colorado.