The more you know about your dental health, the more easily you can take control of it, so next time you are in the dental chair, ask your dentist these questions.
Do I Need to Improve My Dental Health?
Even if you receive a clean bill of health at your next checkup, your dentist may still have some useful suggestions about how to improve your dental health. For example, using a tongue cleaner.
Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent Gum Disease and Tooth Decay?
These are the two most common dental diseases and can result in tooth loss or the need for costly restorative treatments. Simple suggestions could include watching your consumption of acidic or sugary foods and drinks.
Do I Need to Change My Daily Routine?
After your teeth are cleaned, your dentist or hygienist can often suggest areas for improvement such as concentrating on cleaning specific areas of your mouth, or even something as easy as changing your toothpaste.