On your next visit, talk to your dentist about how you can improve your dental health. They are professionals and they can provide you with excellent advice.
- What can I do to improve my dental health? They can advise you on whether you need to brush more often or switch to a different toothbrush, or how often you should come in for a checkup.
- Why do I feel this discomfort? In order to provide you with the latest in oral care, they need to know about any problems you're experiencing—even if they seem minor at the time. Telling your dentist about any pain, discomfort or abnormalities means that they can come up with solutions that can improve your daily comfort and even prevent bigger problems from occurring later on.
- What is my overall dental health status? You can ask your dentist to give you a general exam for the mouth area, which includes gauging bone density, especially if osteoporosis is a concern; or checking for inadvertent teeth grinding. They can make sure everything is functioning properly. They can also talk to you about treatment options.