Your visit to the dentist is the perfect time to be more proactive about your oral health. Asking the right questions is an important part of your long-term healthcare. You will learn about the current state of your dental health, concerns regarding cosmetic procedures, available treatments, and when the best time to visit your dentist is regarding yourself or someone you are looking after.

We have created a list of five questions to consider asking your dentist during your next visit:

1 .How often should I visit the dentist?
Dental health varies for each individual person; generally, adult patients should visit the dentist every 6 months, even if your mouth is in perfect condition. This will ensure that your teeth are professionally cleaned, excellent oral care is maintained and any dental problems that may arise are picked up on and treated early. If you have an ongoing dental health problem, your dentist may suggest more frequent visits.

2. What is causing pain in my teeth?

Dental pain and discomfort can be caused by various factors, such as tooth decay, gum disease or broken or cracked teeth. Your dentist can detect the problem during your check-up. You should always inform your dentist exactly where you feel pain and what type of pain you are experiencing, so they can come up with the best solution for you.

3. What options do you offer for adult teeth straitening?

Your next dental appointment is the perfect opportunity to ask your dentist about possible options regarding teeth straightening. Your dentist will discuss the best options suited for you, such as Invisalign or traditional metal braces. Dental veneers may also be an option to consider perfecting the appearance of crooked or uneven teeth.

4. What teeth whitening options are available?

Teeth whitening treatments are a wonderful way to improve the appearance of your teeth and to remove any discolouring that may be caused by smoking, coffee, wine, disease, acidic foods among other issues. Soothing Care Dental offers the latest teeth whitening treatments, including Zoom In-Chair Whitening and Zoom Take Home Whitening, to boost your self-esteem with a brighter smile.

5. What is the appropriate age for my child to see a dentist?

If you have recently had a baby, you may be considering when you should book in their first trip to the dentist. Studies show that children can develop their first cavities by two years old, therefore it is recommended to book the first visit once their first tooth appears. This will help your dentist exam any potential problems that may affect your child’s overall health and well-being.

Being conscious of your dental health and asking the right questions is a great start to practicing a healthier lifestyle. If you have any questions regarding dental health and wellbeing contact your local Drummoyne dental boutique clinic, Soothing Care Dental on 02 8331 6699 to book an appointment with one of our friendly and highly qualified dentists.