Questions to Ask Your Dentist

When you visit the dentist, you may have questions about how to be healthy, maintain your smile, or even improve your smile’s aesthetics. As your local dentist in Lexington, KY, we want you to be on top of your oral health. Asking about any developing dental problems or how to best care for your smile can help you stay on track with your smile goals and ensure that you stay healthy. 

Questions to Ask Your Dentist

Q&A From Your Dentist in Lexington, KY

Common dental questions that you can ask at your next dental visit include: 

How often should I visit the dentist?

While we typically recommend that patients visit the dentist twice yearly, some may require more frequent visits. If we discover that you have a chronic dental problem, like recurring gum disease, we will recommend that you visit us more frequently. At these visits, we can provide more thorough cleanings to keep your symptoms in check and prevent further complications.

How can I brighten my smile?

If you are in otherwise good oral health but want to try cosmetic dental care, we’re here to help. Professional teeth whitening is the premier option for patients who want to eliminate tooth stains. However, if patients have sensitive teeth or deep tooth stains that do not react to whitening, we will recommend dental bonding or dental veneers. 

What does this problem mean?

If you have noticed changes in your smile, such as tooth pain, emerging wisdom teeth, or bleeding gums, please contact us so we can see you. We will examine your smile and take your symptoms into account in order to create a custom treatment for you. 

What can I do if I have dental anxiety?

Whether patients have anxiety about routine visits or an upcoming dental procedure, we’re here to help. We understand that visiting the dentist can be intimidating for patients who have had negative past experiences at the dentist, a fear of pain or dental tools, or generalized anxiety. Our mission is to ensure patients are comfortable when visiting our office. You can contact us before your visit, and we can accommodate you if you have dental anxiety to make your visit as relaxing as possible. 

How do I prevent tooth decay?

Some of the most common ways to prevent problems like cavities and tooth decay are to:

  • Brush and floss daily
  • Avoid acidic or sugary foods and drinks
  • Drink enough water
  • Visit the dentist every six months

We also offer thorough dental cleanings at regular dental visits. Our dentists can recommend the right treatment option for you if you require more extensive care for a decayed tooth or teeth. 

Do you have any more questions? Call Dr. Doyle Freano for a dental appointment today at 859-251-3809. You may also request a dental consultation with Dr. Freano on our website.