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3 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

When visiting a new dentist, your consultative visit is one of the most important. This introductory appointment allows you and your dentist as well as their team to get to know one another. It also gives you the opportunity to ask questions vital to your treatment plan and overall dental health. Do you know which important questions to ask your dentist?

Here are three questions to ask at your next dental appointment:
“Does it look like I am grinding my teeth at night?” – Many of us do not realize that we grind our teeth at night. If you are experiencing headaches or frequent popping of the jaw, you are likely grinding your teeth. Your dentist will also notice micro-cracks in the teeth, which are also a sign.

“What are the signs and symptoms of oral cancer?” – As part of your evaluation, your dentist will check for signs of oral cancer. This is also something you can do at home in between visits. Be sure that your dentist explains what to look out for as well as when to seek medical treatment.

“What are the best oral hygiene products for me?” – Everyone’s oral health is unique, which means your dental routine is also unique. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, unusually foul breath, or have hard to reach places due to misaligned teeth, your dentist can recommend just the right product for you!

Here at Legacy Family Dental Dental, we are always ready and happy to answer any question you may have. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!

4 thoughts on “3 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

  1. I like that you recommend to ask your dentist what the best products are for you. My wife and I recently moved to a new area and will be needing to find a dentist. I’ll have to remember to ask this when we find one and schedule an appointment.

  2. I never considered to ask my dentist if I have been grinding my teeth. My wife and I have our dentist appointments next week. I’ll have to be sure to ask about this when we go in.

  3. One of my worst fears is that I’ll get cancer, and so I definitely want to ask my dentist about oral cancer. I would definitely want to follow all of his advice to help prevent this from becoming a circumstance that I’d have to go through. If I were to get this condition, however, would I need to be treated just like those who deal with Leukemia?

  4. Last night, I noticed that my gums are bleeding, and it really got me worried. I was convinced that I was doing a good job in caring for my teeth, so I was wondering what might have caused it. It was great that I found your article, and found out that I can ask a dentist regarding the products that I can use to help improve my oral health. I’ll consult a dentist right away!

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