Common Dental Questions We Hear on a Regular Basis

DentalYour upcoming visit to the dentist is a fantastic opportunity to pose those dental questions you have been pondering these past six months.  Perhaps you have dental questions about your nightly oral hygiene routine, the best toothpaste for your mouth, flossing technique or something else that has been on your mind.

Here is a look at some important dental questions you should consider asking your dentist during your next appointment.

Common dental questions

What can I do to improve the condition of my teeth and gums?

Your dentist will analyze your mouth to determine your oral health shortcomings, strong points and other nuances.  Ask about how you can enhance the health and look of your teeth/gums and the dentist will embrace the opportunity to provide you with valuable advice.  The dentist will evaluate your oral state and craft a customized dental treatment plan just for you.

Perhaps the dentist will advise switching to a new dental product or flossing/brushing at a different frequency or with an alternative technique.  So do not feel silly asking this type of broad question.  It just might inspire a spirited answer from your dentist that proves quite revealing about your current oral health condition.

Is there anything I should bring up with my doctor?

The dentist might notice something in your mouth or about your oral health based on your responses that raises a red flag concerning your overarching biological health.  The health of your mouth is connected to the health of your body.

The dentist will look for abnormalities that indicate issues with systematic well-being.  As an example, if your gums are swollen or red, you might have diabetes.

Is it possible to reverse gum disease at its current state of progression?

Gum disease can be reversed, especially if identified in its early state.  The dentist will help you determine the best approach to remedy your gum disease in a timely manner.  Follow your dentist's advice and you just might be able to reverse your gum disease before it becomes a major oral health problem.

Is there any information you need about my biological health or from my general practitioner?

The dentist will likely desire to know about your overarching biological health, especially if you have an oral health problem.  The dentist should also know about medications you take as well as those you are allergic to.  You need to state your health concerns in order for the dentist to customize the treatment plan appropriate for your idiosyncratic oral health needs.

What is the true cause of sensitive teeth?

Sensitive teeth are more common than most assume.  If your teeth are even slightly sensitive, you should ask your dentist about it.  Your dentist can help pinpoint the underlying cause of your sensitive teeth.  This oral health professional will also help you prevent sensitive teeth from worsening or returning after successful treatment.

The causes of sensitive teeth differ by the patient.  In general, the most common causes of tooth sensitivity include gum disease, poor eating habits, leaky fillings and brushing with excessive force.

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