Questions For Your Walnut Creek Dentist
A dental exam can sometimes seem to go by fast. Thinking of questions ahead of time can be a way to make sure that you get all the information you need to keep your smile in tip top condition. Here are five basic questions you'll want to be sure to ask.
How is my Overall Dental Health?
This is a good first question. While your Walnut Creek dentist will let you know about problems as they encounter them, this question will prompt them to give you a general summary to help you remember, as well as give you specific ideas of ways to address any problems.
How Can I Improve?
Aside from how to deal with specific issues, this question also encourages your dentist to give you tips on how to treat your mouth and teeth better to avoid potential issues down the road.
Do I Floss and Brush Correctly?
You've probably been flossing and brushing your whole life, but often there are things we're not doing that we should, or doing that we really shouldn't. Maybe you're brushing too hard, or you're not positioning the floss correctly. Dentists are always happy to show you what you might be doing wrong, or what you might be able to do better.
Should I Changes my Diet?
This might seem like a strange question to ask, but your dentist can tell a lot about what you eat by looking at your teeth. They might suggest you avoid acidic or sugary foods, or tell you to eat more dairy or get more vitamin C.
Anything I Should Ask my Physician?
Your dental health is often a reflection of your overall health. What is going on in your mouth might be early warning signs for disease, or demonstrate side effects of medications you might be taking. Exams can also sometimes reveal things in the areas surrounding your mouth, like sinus cysts showing up on dental x-rays. Your dentist will let you know who you need to talk to.
You and your Walnut Creek dentist are partners in your oral health. Asking the right questions is an important part in making sure that you make the most out of that partnership. Your dentist is more than happy to share their expertise!
Please call our office today at (925) 937-9017 to schedule your next appointment.