3 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Dental Visit

April 22, 2014 1:51 pm Published by

Dental visits can be expensive and time consuming so it is important to make sure that you are really engaging with your dentist when you are there. With a few small steps, it is easy to take advantage of your time in the chair to make the most of your trip to the dentist. Here are our top three tips for making the most of your dental visit!

Tip 1

Come prepared with your list of questions or concerns. Have you experienced sensitivity to heat or cold when eating? Ever noticed bleeding when brushing or flossing? It can be as simple as making just a few minutes to prepare on the drive over or jot down these few notes. If you have any issues that seem out of the ordinary, your regular bi-annual cleaning is a great time to bring up your concerns.

Tip 2

Update your dentist on your medical history. Oral health plays an important role in your overall health and your dentist can help ensure that some medical conditions like diabetes are not affecting your dental health, as they are known to. Also, some medicines can cause dry mouth, which is known to increase rick of cavities.

Tip 3

Go regularly! Having a professional cleaning every six months is very important to making the most of your dental visits. Dentists use these regular visits to not only clean your teeth but to check for signs of tooth and gum diseases, inspect any fillings or crowns, as well as X-rays to check for other potential dental issues. Also, these regular visits will help you develop a relationship with your dentist and their office.

Following these easy tips will help ensure that you are maximizing your time with your dentist at your bi-annual visits. Given the cost and time investment for you and your dentist, it is important that you take advantage of each and every visit.

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