Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist About Oral Health

Patient Consulting With Dentist

Achieving and maintaining optimal oral health involves more than just flossing, brushing, and using mouth wash. For the complete care of your teeth and surrounding structures, you must visit a dentist at least once every six months.

During your dental checkup, aside from having whatever your teeth need done, it would be a great opportunity to have a chat with your dentist and ask some questions regarding oral health. Here are some things you should consider asking:

Question #1: How Can I Take Better Care of My Teeth?

When visiting the dentist, the professional will ask many questions regarding your medical and dental history. Likewise, you should also ask about how to take better care of your teeth so that they all stay healthy and you experience optimal general health.

In most instances, you will be provided with information on fluoride-containing products, foods and beverages that should or should not be included in your diet, avoiding certain substances, and how to properly perform dental hygiene steps at home.

Question #2: What Can I Do to Prevent Cavities and Tooth Decay?

Cavities and tooth decay are the two most common and major issues impacting the oral health of people today. You should make certain that you ask your dentist how to prevent these issues from negatively impacting your oral health.

Depending on your health history and any current conditions in which you suffer, you may be advised on steps to improve your general health, treatments available for certain health conditions, how to care for the teeth at home, proper brushing times, and the presence of any issues in your mouth that make you a higher risk for these conditions.

Question #3: Would You Recommend a Prescription Mouthwash?

There are several types of over-the-counter mouth rinses available on the market today. Many contain whitening substances, alcohol, or fluoride.

While typically considered to be effective in treating and cleaning the mouth, your unique oral health care needs may call for a special, prescription-based mouthwash. Ask about prescription mouth rinses that would better suit your individual needs.

Meet Dr. Shanthakumar

Many individuals find visiting the dentist a challenging and even frightening experience. Just going – alone – is difficult enough, without having to ask questions about your oral health while there.

We here at Implant & Perio Center of Kansas know and understand. That is why we would like you to meet Dr. Shanthakumar. Not only is he highly sensitive to your needs, he is more than happy to spend time answering any and all questions that you may have about your oral health.

He knows that knowledge received today will result in better oral health for all of your tomorrows. If you are ready to optimize your oral health and learn as much as you possibly can, contact us today to set up an appointment with Dr. Shanthakumar: 316-683-2525

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