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10 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

10 Questions to Ask Your Dentist
Posted on 05/24/2019
10 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

Going to the dentist can be a little daunting. You may be nervous to see your doctor during your first visit and want to ask them about your dental treatment. Once you get to the office, you realize you’ve forgotten what you were going to ask! Don’t fret! We’ve come up with a list of questions (and some answers) that may be on your mind:

What Is The Status Of My Dental Health?

Your first visit will be a thorough one. We will be checking your previous dental history and asking you health, lifestyle, and medical questions as well as performing an oral exam. Afterwards, we will sit down with you and give you our feedback on whether there are any habits that you should change or perhaps suggest a dental treatment.

How Can I Have Better Oral Hygiene?

This depends entirely on the individual patient. Sometimes, people are doing just fine and sometimes others need a little help and advice. Regular visits with your dentist, a healthy diet that doesn’t contain too much acid or sugar, and proper oral care such as brushing and flossing are all key to achieving better oral hygiene.

How Often Should I Go To The Dentist?

If you aren’t receiving any special dental treatments, you should be visiting your dentist 1-2 times a year.

How Can I Get Whiter Teeth?

You can cut or reduce intake of certain foods that are prone to staining; this includes coffee, wine, and dark sodas to name a few. You can also schedule a teeth whitening treatment with your dentist to see faster results!

Which Dental Treatments Are Necessary Or Optional?

This is an important question—especially if you’re on a budget! Sometimes, you may receive advice on suggested treatments that will help you obtain a better more beautiful smile but have not much to do with your oral health. Be sure to clarify with your dentist!

Should I Refer Any Information To My General Physician?

The status of your oral health can actually reflect overall health issues. Be sure to ask your dentist if he notices anything strange or off that may be a symptom of something else going on with your body.

Should I Be Making Any Diet Changes?

Your dentist is an expert when it comes to teeth. That being said, when they take a look inside your mouth, they’ll be able to determine quite a few things about your diet. They’ll be able to tell if you’re a daily coffee drinker, if you’re eating too much sugar, and even if you’re lacking vitamin C!

Does The Practice Take My Insurance?

Insurance and whether or not they cover dental treatments or if your dentist accepts them is a tricky subject. Here at Acker, Lehninger & Holbrook, we work tirelessly to see if we are able to accept your insurance. Contact us today to find out more!

What Should I Do In A Dental Emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, feel free to call us—even if it’s after hours! You’ll be able to reach us and we’ll do our very best to make sure you can perform an at-home remedy until you are able to come into the office. If you fear for your health, however, you should visit the emergency room right away!

Are There Certain Dental Products You Recommend?

Basically, we recommend anything that has Fluoride as an ingredient. This active ingredient is important to dental health and strengthens your teeth!

Contact Your Venice, FL Dentist!

Drs. Acker, Lehninger, Holbrook are here to answer your questions if they weren’t answered above. From dental implants to dentures, their dental knowledge is very advanced and will be able to answer any and all your questions! Visit us today to find out more!

Arthur I. Acker, D.M.D., Nicole R. Lehninger, D.M.D., and Ryan S. Holbrook, D.M.D.

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