You’ve just finished getting your teeth cleaned and your mouth feels great! At the end of your appointment when your dentist asks if you have any questions, and you instinctively say no; but you should have questions. Not sure what to ask? You’re in luck! Below, you will find a cheat sheet of questions that will help you get the most out of your next visit to your dentist in Coral Springs.
What dental hygiene regimen is best for me?
This is an important question that will help you get the most out of your at-home dental care based on your specific needs. It is common knowledge that you should floss and brush your teeth every day, but the frequency can vary based on age, dental work you’ve had done, and health conditions.
Am I at risk for any dental health conditions?
This is a great way to start a conversation about the current condition of your mouth. The answer will give insight into how you’ve been doing with your current hygiene regimen and what you could be doing better.
What types of tools should I be using at home?
The market is saturated with a wide range of toothbrushes, kinds of toothpaste, and types of dental floss. It can be difficult to decide what tools are best for you. Dental tools are not one-size-fits-all items. It’s best to ask your dentist which products they would recommend specifically for your dental health needs.
Should I change my diet?
Your diet could be staining or damaging your teeth. Your dentist can recommend which foods you should enjoy more and which you should avoid to keep your teeth healthy
How often should I get a dental exam?
Most people visit their dentist every 6 months, but not everyone is the same. If you have any newly developing dental conditions or are on new medications, your needs could be different. It’s better to ask your dentist how often you should get an exam rather than just taking a guess.
If you have trouble remembering what questions to ask, simply write them down or make a note in your phone. Taking time to ask about your oral health is important. If you know what to do at home and between dentist visits, you can reduce your risk of cavities and prevent more serious conditions before they start.
About the Author
Dr. Walter Kulick earned his bachelor’s degree, with honors, from St. Bonaventure University. He received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He and his team of doctors at Kulick Dental Group offer cosmetic, general, and restorative services to reveal your best and brightest smile. They also have an on-site dental lab to offer high quality work with faster results and no miscommunication or misunderstandings. To learn more, visit Dr. Kulick’s website or contact the office at (954) 341-0500.