It is generally recommended that all patients attend biannual dental cleanings and exams to maintain their best oral health and wellness. During your next routine dentist appointment, consider asking your dentist the following questions.
How can I improve my dental health?
Your routine dental cleanings are an excellent opportunity for you to reevaluate your at-home oral hygiene routines. During the dental cleaning, your dental hygienist can point out different areas in your smile that are showing more signs of plaque and tartar buildup than usual. If you have more buildup in some places of your smile than others, this is a good indication that you are not cleaning this area as thoroughly when you brush or floss. By asking your hygienist for oral hygiene improvement recommendations, you can better understand the current needs of your smile and ensure you are cleaning all areas of your smile evenly and thoroughly.
What are the treatment options for my dental concerns?
During your routine dental cleaning and exam, do not hesitate to mention any dental concerns that you may have. Any symptoms relating to your teeth, gums, jawbone, or facial muscles are important to discuss with your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. For example, if you frequently experience tension headaches, earaches, bad breath, increased sensitivity, or loud snoring, telling your dentist about these symptoms will help them get a good idea of the underlying dental concerns causing these symptoms. Your dentist should be able to provide a wide range of treatment options to address your needs. At Dr. Freano’s office, we offer a comprehensive menu of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services to ensure that we can always care for your smile no matter what dental concerns you may be experiencing at the time.
Do you have any cosmetic dentistry recommendations?
If you are uncomfortable with the current aesthetics of your smile, mention this to your dentist. Cosmetic dentistry services are here to help you feel confident about your smile and ready to show it off to all of your friends and family. Our office offers Invisalign, porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, and teeth whitening services to help you achieve your dream smile. A combination of these services can create the complete smile makeover that you need to achieve your aesthetic goals.