In addition to brushing and flossing, teeth cleaning is one of the best ways to take care of your oral health. Going for teeth cleaning appointments will not only help maintain your overall health but help you prevent numerous problems as well. During this visit, you can take advantage of being with a professional to enquire a few things about your dental health. Here are the top 5 questions to ask your dentist at your next teeth cleaning appointment.
1. How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
Most people clean their teeth twice a year but some people might need to do it more than twice. If you are pregnant for instance or you have braces, you don’t have to limit yourself to a general guideline. However, you should ask your hygienist how many times you need to do it annually.
2. What should I do to improve my overall dental health?
You already know that you need to brush and floss on a daily basis but is there something else you can do? Your dentist will offer you advice depending on the condition of your teeth. It can be anything from changing your toothpaste to avoiding soda or using a straw instead.
3. What would you recommend for my diet?
Depending on the condition your mouth is in during the teeth cleaning session, your dentist might be able to suggest some diet changes or additions. For instance, if they notice tooth decay, they could recommend that you limit your sugar and acid intake and have a more balanced diet of fruit and vegetables.
4. Are there signs of a disease?
During cleaning session, ask your dentist if they can detect any signs or symptoms of any diseases that needs to be taken care of. One of the best things that you can do about diseases is catching them during the early stage. This way, treating them becomes easier than when they get to an advanced stage.
5. Do I grind my teeth?
Your dental hygienist can detect teeth grinding while cleaning your teeth. If you experience morning headaches or jaw clicking, it might be because you grind your teeth during the night. Your dentist will advise you on how to stop and could recommend a night guard.
Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning
Now that your armed with some questions to ask, it’s important to follow through by scheduling your next appointment. We’re now accepting appointments for both new and existing patients. Feel free to ask your dentists about the questions above, or anything else you have concerns about. Our team is happy to answer questions to make sure our patients are well informed about their dental health!