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Four Important Questions You Should Be Asking Your Dentist

Posted on 2/20/2016 by Brandon Cooley
A dentist consulting his patient on her oral health!At your dentist appointment, you will likely be asked a ton of questions: How much are you flossing? What type of toothpaste are you using? Are you experiencing any pain or discomfort? Are you taking any medications? With all of these questions coming your way, it may be difficult to remember that there are actually some questions that you should be asking your dentist, as well.

What Should I Be Doing Differently?
If you want to improve your oral health, you should ask your dentist what you can do differently to get the best possible results. Your dentist can provide you with customized information based off of what he sees in your mouth. He can advise you on whether or not you need to floss more, increase your fluoride intake, or try another product.

Is There Anything You Can Do to Improve My Oral Health?

Whether it is to provide a treatment for your bad breath or a night guard to help with your grinding, your dentist may have suggestions or techniques that can help you to have the best oral health possible.

What Can You Tell about My Overall Oral Health Status?

After your dentist gives you your exam, you can ask what he has found regarding your overall oral health. Your dentist will look for lumps, bumps, discolorations, and other problem areas. He will also ensure that everything is working properly, and if it is not, he will suggest treatment options.

Is There Anything I Should Tell My Primary Care Physician?

Your oral health can have a big impact on your overall health, and vice versa. There are several health problems that can start with the mouth or may exhibit symptoms in your mouth, including diabetes and osteoporosis.

If it is time for your dental exam, call today to set up your appointment, and don't forget to ask these important questions.
As a patient, three things stand out to me about Cooley Smiles - the great quality dental work, the cleanliness of the facility and thorough follow up. These are major differentiators that I look for in dental providers and to-date, I've always been satisfied with my experience. Thanks for the great patient care, Cooley Smiles team!

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